Third of Children Out of Class As Schools Struggle to Reopen - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Hundreds of thousands of children in the Central African Republic are missing out on education as schools struggle to reopen due to violence, displacement and a shortage of teachers, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
Challenges Facing CAR's New President
[African Arguments] What are the main issues facing President TouadĂ©ra and how well-equipped is he to deal with them?
President of Central African Republic Meets Pope Francis - Thanks Him for Visit
[CISA] Vatican City -The President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra on Monday April 18 visited Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Beyond the ICC - How International Criminal Justice Can Thrive
[ISS] The international criminal justice system has been developing at an exponential rate; and Africa remains a wellspring of such developments. At the International Criminal Court (ICC), which remains focused mostly on African situations, the first four months of 2016 have been eventful.
UN Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Force Mandate
[New Times] The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday extended until July 31 the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.
Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in the Country
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council today extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.
Touadera Prepares Disarmament Process
[Cameroon Tribune] President Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra of the Central African Republic has started preparing the grounds for the disarmament of armed groups, demobilising them and reintegrating their fighters into the country's army and security forces.
DRC Signs Landmark U.S.$200 Million Deal to Protect Forests
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday signed a landmark $200 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and reduce carbon emissions as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin.
Make Justice a Priority
[HRW] The undersigned 21 international and Central African human rights organizations call on the new President, Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra to make the fight against impunity for grave international crimes a top priority for his government.
Agriculture Is Key to Achieving Lasting Peace
[FAO] Rome -Director-General assures President Touadera of FAO's support
South Sudan Refugee Outflow Continues, UNHCR Reports Severe Funding Shortfall
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 19 April 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UN Condemns Killing of Moroccan Peacekeeper
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) yesterday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture.
Nation Passes 'Critical Milestone' Towards Lasting Peace - UN Chief
[UN News] Expectations are high for the Central African Republic's new Government to restore durable peace and improve people's living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the first hundred days will be decisive.
UN Accused of Withholding Scores of Sex Abuse
[Al Jazeera] The United Nations is withholding more than 40 new cases of sexual violence by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in direct contravention of its promise to disclose all information to the public, an NGO has said.
President Touadera Unveils Cabinet
[Deutsche Welle] President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Touadera, has appointed both political allies and former rivals to a new government as the country struggles to return to normalcy after years of sectarian bloodshed.
What Is the Point of Peacekeepers in the CAR If They Are Predators Themselves?
[The Daily Vox] The United Nations has been urged to extricate itself from investigations into the conduct of its peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic. According to Paula Donovan, co-director of the Code Blue Campaign to end impunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers, the United Nations is not in a position to investigate claims of sexual abuse committed by its own peacekeepers and must step aside to allow the law to take it course. DANA DA SILVA explains why.
President Faustin-Archange Touadera Names Cabinet
[VOA] The recently elected president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has named his first cabinet in an effort to bring about reconciliation to his country following years of sectarian violence.
World Bank Ramps up Help for Poor to Adapt to Climate Change
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -The World Bank Group plans to invest more of its funds to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change, in an effort to stop extreme weather and rising seas from making poverty worse.
Peacekeepers in CAR, Darfur Commemorates Genocide
[News of Rwanda] Rwandan military and police peacekeepers in Central African Republic and the Darfur region of Sudan yesterday joined the rest of the world in the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
UN Peacekeepers Go On Trial for Sex Abuse
[Al Jazeera] Three Congolese peacekeepers accused of sex abuse in the Central African Republic have appeared before a tribunal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.