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2016-07-22 Electoral Process - CAR Learns From Elecam Experience
[Cameroon Tribune] A delegation from the Central African Republic (CAR) elections management organ yesterday ended a four-day working visit to Elections Cameroon.

2016-07-22 CAR Delegation Visits Elecam Biometric Centre
[Cameroon Tribune] The spokesperson of the country's electoral organ said it was a reference in election management.

2016-07-20 Central African Republic Back to African Union
[Cameroon Tribune] President Faustin-Archange Touadéra was warmly welcomed during the Kigali AU Summit.

2016-07-18 Keeping the Guard!
[Cameroon Tribune] One must be honest to say that the recent denouement in the Central African Republic resulting in an elected government that saw the putting in place of a government of national unity has not produced the expected results on the ground given the very high premium the exercise was expected to have generated.

2016-07-18 President Bashir Meets President of Uganda and President of CAR, Separately
[SNA] Kigali -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, on Sunday met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, on the margin of the African Union Summit Meeting, and reviewed the bilateral relations between Khartoum and Kampala.

2016-07-12 UN - Dealing With Rape in Central African Republic
[Al Jazeera] Bangui, Central African Republic - We're inside an uncomfortably hot, stuffy and tattered tent at a camp for displaced Central Africans at the airport.

2016-07-12 Central African Republic - Over 6,000 Flee to Cameroon, Chad
[Cameroon Tribune] The people are fleeing from the current upsurge of violence that started on June 12, 2016.

2016-07-08 Touadera's First 100 Days in Office
[Deutsche Welle] Restoring peace and security - that's President Faustin Archange Touadera's main task. He took office 100 days ago, but the Central African Republic (CAR) still has a long way to go before becoming a stable state.

2016-07-07 Great Lakes Region Legislators Discuss Security
[New Times] Parliamentary leaders meeting in Kigali for a two-day 14th Ordinary Session of the Executive Committee of the Forum of Parliaments in member states of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (FP-ICGLR) have made regional security and political situation a focus of their discussions.

2016-07-07 Children Face 'Staggeringly High' Hunger in Conflict-Hit CAR
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -Clinging to her toy dog, 18-month-old Clemence Mokbem stares ahead as nurses rush past to tend to crying babies in the hot, overcrowded intensive care ward in a Bangui hospital.

2016-07-07 Rwanda Peacekeepers in Car Celebrate Liberation Day
[Focus] Rwandan peacekeepers operating in Central African Republic under the Multidimensional integrated mission for stabilization in Central African Republican (MINUSCA) joined the rest of Rwandans to celebrate the 22nd liberation on July 04.

2016-07-04 CAR Peacekeepers Unlikely to Face Prosecution for Alleged Child Abuse
[IRIN] Paris -As French investigators prepare to return to Central African Republic to look further into two-year-old accusations that French soldiers deployed in the country sexually abused children, there is no sign of any criminal charges being laid any time soon, let alone of convictions being secured.

2016-07-04 UN Rights Chief Warns of Risk of Re-Escalation of Violence
[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief today warned that the security and human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) may be starting to deteriorate again, after a series a major incidents in the capital of Bangui and rural areas.

2016-06-30 'Come Home and Help', Urges CAR Doctor
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -When violence erupted in the Central African Republic three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled the capital Bangui, including most doctors and medical students at the main children's hospital.

2016-07-01 Amid War Devastation, Central African Youth Become Agents of Peace
[UNFPA] Bangui -An entire generation of Central African youth has been scarred by three years of relentless bloodshed. At the height of the crisis, villages were burned to the ground, and sexual violence was widespread. Hundreds of thousands were forced to flee their homes. But today, as a fragile stability takes hold, a peer education programme is helping the country's young people to reject violence.

2016-06-28 Human Rights Watch Accuses CAR Police Unit of Unlawful Killings
[Deutsche Welle] Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that a special police unit in the Central African Republic (CAR) unlawfully killed 18 people. The extrajudicial executions reportedly took place between April 2015 and March 2016.

2016-06-27 Police Unit Killed 18 in Cold Blood
[HRW] Nairobi -Members of a special anti-crime unit in the Central African Republic unlawfully executed at least 18 people and possibly more between April 2015 and March 2016, Human Rights Watch said today.

2016-06-28 Fresh Violence in CAR Kills Several, Forces Thousands to Flee - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Thousands fled to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon

2016-06-27 Bemba's 18-Year Jail Sentence Is ICC's Warning to Military Leaders About Sexual Violence
[ICTJ] Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and former leader of one of the country's most powerful militias during its last major conflict, was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court. He was found guilty for his role as a commander in failing to prevent or punish a series of rapes and other sexual crimes by his troops in the Central African Republic in 2003.

2016-06-24 ICC Sentences Former Congolese Vice-President Bemba to 18 Years in Prison for War Crimes
[UN News] The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to 18 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003.

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