Rwanda Set to Deploy Peacekeepers to CAR
[New Times]Rwanda Defence Forces is making final touches to deploy a peacekeeping force to the war-torn Central African Republic.
UN Rights Official Calls for International Efforts to Avert Disaster
[UN News]The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands of people have been killed and 750,000 others driven from their homes, risks deteriorating even further amid escalating Muslim-Christian clashes and the reported involvement of foreign elements, a top United Nations official warned today, calling for international efforts to help avert disaster.
Fresh Fighting Erupts in Central African Republic
[VOA]Renewed fighting has erupted in the Central African Republic, where French and African soldiers have been trying to quell unrest.
France Says EU to Consider Operation in CAR
[VOA]Paris -France said the European Union will consider a joint operation next month in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, where French and African forces are working to disarm militias and restore security. EU leaders, have just wrapped up a summit in Brussels, appear to be lukewarm about such a commitment.
VOA Journalist Survives Mob Attack in CAR Capital
[VOA]Journalists are among those getting caught up in the violence afflicting the Central African Republic.
Living Conditions Still Harsh for Displaced in Bangui
[ICRC]Several tens of thousands of displaced people continue to take refuge at sites set up for them in Bangui, where sanitary conditions are poor. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are maintaining their aid effort in the capital and throughout the country.
U.S. Pushes for End to Violence, Credible Elections
[State Department]A statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department:
Letter From Bangui - a Thursday of Horror
[IRIN]Bangui -The events of 5 December in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), unleashed a wave of violence in which more than 1,000 people have since been killed. This week Amnesty International said all sides in the country's conflict had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. Releasing a report on 19 December about worsening atrocities in CAR, Human Rights Watch said, "The brutal killings are creating a cycle of murder and reprisal that threatens to spin out of control."
Violence Continues to Spiral
[AfricaFocus]According to two new reports, by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, violence in the Central African Republic continues to spiral upwards, with armed militias identifying with both Muslim and Christian communities guilty of indiscriminate massacres of civilians.
U.S. Concerned About Central African Republic Violence
[State Department]Washington -The United States is deeply concerned about the sectarian violence that has swept across the Central African Republic (CAR), and particularly the nature of the attacks on civilians, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield says.
UN Experts Urge Parties to 'Pull Back From the Brink' of All-Out War
[UN News]A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today urged all parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), where armed clashes have escalated in recent weeks leading to deaths and population displacement, to step back from the brink of all-out sectarian conflict.
USAID's Gast On Situation in Central African Republic
[USAID]Testimony by Assistant Administrator Earl Gast Before the Senate Subcommittee on Africa:┬áResponding to the Humanitarian, Security, and Governance Crisis in the Central African Republic
U.S. White House Facts On U.S. Aid to Central African Republic
[White House]FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to the Central African Republic
Cameroonians Flee Atrocities in Central African Republic
[IPS]Yaound├â┬ę -"We couldn't stand the violence anymore," said 27-year-old Baba Hamadou shortly after alighting from a chartered flight at the Douala International Airport earlier this week.
African Union Wants to Stabilize Car Security Situation
[VOA]The African Union (AU) says it wants to help stabilize the security situation in Central African Republic (CAR) to help stabilize the country, which has been wracked by violence recently according to AU spokesman, El Ghassim Wane.
UN Sends More Emergency Teams to CAR
[VOA]The U.N. refugee agency is sending additional emergency teams to Central African Republic. Since a coup about a year ago, violence and insecurity have displaced more than 710-thousand people within the country. Over 75-thousand others have fled to neighboring countries. The U.N. has declared the situation in CAR as a Level Three crisis, meaning it is of the utmost priority.
No Doubt That War Crimes Committed - Amnesty
[AI London]War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said at the close of a two-week mission to the country.
More European Troops to Be Sent but Where From?
[RFI]French Foreign Affairs Minister seems to have jumped the gun in assuring the French parliament that some of France's European partners would soon be sending troops to the Central African Republic (CAR), where France is leading UN-mandated efforts to restore peace after an explosion of militia-led violence.
AU's MISCA Force Takes Over CAR Peacekeeping
[Cameroon Tribune]Force Commander, Cameroonian-born Brigadier Gen. Martin Tumenta, took up duties on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Rwanda Sending Peacekeepers to Central African Republic
[News of Rwanda]The African Union has asked Rwanda to provide troops "urgently" to bolster French troops in the Central African Republic where civil war is threatening to tear the country apart.