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2015-09-02 Rushed Elections in CAR 'a Dangerous Gamble'
[African Arguments] The Central African Republic cannot afford to bet on its future for the sake of the international community's need to show progress.

2015-09-02 Muslim Leaders From CAR Plan for Post-Conflict Reconciliation
[KAICIID] Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic met in Vienna on August 27 to discuss how they can bring together Muslim communities from across the country in support of national dialogue and reconciliation.

2015-08-31 Freed Child Soldiers to Join Their Families
[Cameroon Tribune] The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is working to reintegrate 163 child soldiers with their families where possible, or provide job and skill training along with psychological services, Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF's representative in the Central African Republic said, Associated Press reported.

2015-08-30 Militia Frees Scores of Child Soldiers From Ranks
[Al Jazeera] The anti-Balaka militia has released 163 children from its ranks in the Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have been recruited to fight for armed groups since 2013.

2015-08-28 Clashes Force Thousands to Seek Refuge in CAR
[UN News] Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today.

2015-08-29 Unicef Announces Release of 163 More Children By Armed Group
[UN News] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today that 163 children have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic, where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country's militant factions.

2015-08-28 Clashes Force 5,000 to Flee After Beheading
[Al Jazeera] Around 5,000 people have fled from their homes in Bambari following clashes between rival militias over the past few days, demonstrating how fragile the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains ahead of next month's presidential election, the UN refugee agency has said.

2015-08-28 Central Africa Republic Off the Radar, but Killings Continue
[HRW] The violence in the Central African Republic has fallen off the radar of the mainstream media, but that doesn't mean the brutal killings have stopped.

2015-08-28 Clashes in Central African Republic Town of Bambari Displaces Thousands
[UNHCR] Bangui -Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic town of Bambari. The situation began to ease on Thursday but UNHCR staff say Bambari remains very tense and they fear the situation could deteriorate again.

2015-08-25 Public Civil Society Letter On the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic
[HRW] To: The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Members of the Reference Group on the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic (Belgium, Canada, Chad, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Moroccco, New Zealand, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, United States)

2015-08-25 Top UN Humanitarian Official in Condemns Attack Against Humanitarian Workers
[UN News] A United Nations senior official today strongly condemned the attack against humanitarian workers that occurred on August 20 in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), and injured one staff from the Red Cross Movement.

2015-08-25 Durable Security Possible!
[Cameroon Tribune] After a long stand-off which saw drivers on the Douala- Bangui road lay down their tools in protest, long drawn out negotiations ended a few days ago, leading to the reopening of this vital road which is a veritable lifeline for the economy of the Central African Republic thrown into turmoil a few years back with civil strife.

2015-08-21 UN Blacklists Diamond Firm for Illegal Trading
[Deutsche Welle] The United Nations imposed sanctions on a diamond firm in the Central African Republic (CAR) for undermining security. The firm allegedly provides support to armed groups in CAR's ongoing conflict.

2015-08-23 Afrobasket 2015 (gr a - Day 2) - Tunisia 68 Central African Republic 52
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia's basketball team Friday defeated the Central African Republic's 68-52 at a Group A day-2 game of AfroBasket 2015 (August 19-30 in Tunis).

2015-08-21 Presidential Candidates Vow to 'Save' Central African Republic
[JusticeInfo.net] The Central African Republic (CAR) is gripped by electoral fever in the run up to presidential polls scheduled for October 18. The candidates are numerous, even if some people are calling for a postponement so the elections can be better prepared.

2015-08-21 Douala-Bangui Corridor - Truck Drivers to Resume Activity
[Cameroon Tribune] Information from the Transport Ministry of the Central African Republic, CAR, reveals that the UN Peacekeeping Mission to the country, MINUSCA has taken fresh measures to protect Cameroonian and Central African truck drivers as well as goods along the Douala Bangui corridor sequel to attacks at borders from rebel. CAR Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arnaud Djoubaye Abazene was bearer of the good news. He led a delegation to Cameroon's Ministry of Transport on August 20, 2015 where they held lengt

2015-08-21 Rain and More Rain but Not a Drop of Clean Water for Vulnerable Populations
[IFRC] Access to safe water remains a major challenge for people affected by the ongoing Central African Republic crisis. These include internally displaced people living in camps, bushes and with host families, not only in the provinces, but in the capital as well. Many have resorted to drinking and using raw water for domestic purposes, exposing themselves to the risks of contracting water borne diseases.

2015-08-21 UN Mission Determined to 'Stamp Out' Sexual Exploitation By Peacekeepers
[UN News] Condemning all cases of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by its personnel, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today said that it is determined to "stamp out" this "extremely seriously problem."

2015-08-20 New Rape Allegations Against UN Troops
[Deutsche Welle] UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are facing new rape allegations. The news comes after the head of the mission was fired due to several scandals involving the troops.

2015-08-21 UN Concerned About Smooth CAR Elections
[Cameroon Tribune] Despite alleged sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic, (MINUSCA), the new head of the MINUSCA, Gabonese-born, General Parfait Onanga-Anyanga who will take over command today, August 21, 2015, has clearly defined the successful holding of the October 18, 2015 presidential and legislative elections as his major priority. News agency reports state his interview with RFI in which General Onanga-Anyanga said he sets out t

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