UN-Backed Humanitarian Plan Aims to Save 2.2 Million Lives
[UN News] The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the United Nations humanitarian country team today launched the nearly $400 million response plan for the 2017-2019 period to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.
CAR Launches Plan to End Humanitarian, Financial Crises
[Deutsche Welle] The UN and the Central African Republic have unveiled a new three-year humanitarian response plan. More than 2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Hollande's Legacy Overshadows Bamako France-Africa Summit
[RFI] The 27th Africa-France Summit kicked off on Friday in the Malian capital Bamako with more than 30 African heads of state meeting French officials to discuss the threat of jihadists in the Sahel region and improve democracy in Africa. the meeting is also an opportunity for French president Fran├žois Hollande to showcase his legacy.
French President Says Farewell to Africa
[Deutsche Welle] This weekend President Hollande attends his last Africa-France summit. On taking office, he pledged to break with 'Francafrique' but almost five years later the French footprint in Africa appears undiminished.
Lack of Justice Over War Crimes Fuels Violence - Amnesty
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Perpetrators of war crimes including murder and rape in Central African Republic are going unpunished and fuelling worsening violence in the country, Amnesty International said on Wednesday as it called for funds to rebuild the national justice system.
Sebastian Muah Deceives Journalists At Press Conference With Pro Forma Invoice
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Clinging on a twig to stop drowning, embattled Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO), Sebastian Muah, who was recently exposed by FrontPageAfrica for his alleged investment of over US$200,000 in the Central African Republic (CAR), arranged a hasty press conference in a failed attempt to assassinate FPA's stellar and impeccable reputation on Friday January 6.
UN Condemns Deadly Ambush That Leaves One 'Blue Helmet' Dead
[UN News] The Security Council has strongly condemned the ambush by unknown attackers late last week against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bokayai, in the northwest part of the country, in which one Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed.
Africa's Human Rights Court and the Limits of Justice
[Al Jazeera] The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a tribunal established to ensure the protection of human rights across the continent.
"Who Owns Casino in Bangui in Central Africa Republic?"
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World Food Programme To Slash Food Aid
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 300,000 people in the Central Africa Republic, CAR, will as from the end of January 2017 stop receiving food aid from the World Food Programme, WFP, officials announced on January 4, 2017. Agency reports say only 400,000 out of the usual 700,000 vulnerable people in the land-locked nation will henceforth receive food aid, with food ratios to be slashed by half.
Peacekeepers Reported Killed
[Deutsche Welle] At least three Blue Helmets have been killed in separate incidents in the Central African Republic this week. The country continues to be beset by violence following the outbreak of a civil war.
Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in north-western Central African Republic
[MINUSCA] Bangui, 05 January 2017 - A peacekeeper from the UN ┬áMultidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed on Tuesday in Bokayai, 25 km southwest of Bocaranga, in Ouham-Pende Prefecture.
Christians, Muslims Unite to Heal Trauma
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -Christians and Muslims pair up for an experiment in building trust between communities torn apart by conflict
French Troops Escape Sex Abuse Charges
[RFI] No French soldiers have been charged as judges wrap up an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse relating to France's Sangaris operation in the wartorn Central African Republic (CAR).
Rwandan Peacekeepers in Central African Republic Engage Locals in Umuganda
[New Times] Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving under the United Nation Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in CAR (MINUSCA), over the weekend, conducted Umuganda, a home-grown monthly communal work, through which they cleared shrubs in the 3rd and 5th districts in the capital Bangui.
Can U.S.$2.2 Billion Buy Peace and Prosperity?
[IRIN] Bangui -Central African Republic, plagued by insecurity and a related humanitarian crisis, has been pledged $2.2 billion by international donors as part of a five-year rescue plan. It's a lot of money, but will it really make a difference to the troubled country?
The Nation Gets First Building Block in New National Army
[VOA] The Central African Republic is getting a New Year's present of sorts: trained soldiers, the first in what the government hopes will be a rebuilt national army.
Newly Formed 3D Rebel Group Inflicts Horrors in CAR - UN
[Al Jazeera] A recently formed rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR) is wreaking havoc in the western half of the country, displacing thousands and emptying out towns and villages in a country already hit hard by instability.
As Funds Shrink, UN May End Assistance to 150,000 People
[UN News] Due to a lack of funding, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is running a risk of soon needing to halt its aid to 150,000 people in crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) who have been displaced by violence.
CAR Crisis - Government, UN Peacekeepers Assess Progress
[Cameroon Tribune] Both sides acknowledged that though the country had returned to constitutional rule, disarmament of fighters remained a major concern.