Child Sex Abuse - CAR, French Leaders Hail Judicial Co-Operation
[News24Wire] France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leaders of the two countries said on Wednesday, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.
We Cannot Let Down the Central African Republic Again
[Al Jazeera] After two years of devastating conflict in the Central African Republic, the signing of a disarmament deal by 10 armed groups this month is a small, but welcome step in the right direction. But the crisis is far from over: Close to 900,000 people have had to flee from their homes in this latest of many wars - and most are still too afraid to return.
Interim President Drums Up Fund for Elections
[Deutsche Welle] While Interim President, Catherine Samba Panza, is seeking international financial support at the European Union in Brussels, the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is getting worse.
Interim President Urges Donor Aid As Hunger, Election Looms
[Deutsche Welle] While interim President Catherine Samba-Panza was seeking financial support at the European Union in Brussels, the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is getting worse.
C. African Republic Needs More Money to End "Massive Displacement" - Aid Group
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Donors need to step up funding efforts for Central African Republic (CAR) where massive displacement, killings and attacks on civilians and humanitarian workers continue, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Tuesday.
World Bank Helps to Rebuild Health Care Delivery System
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US$12 million in new financing to rebuild the health system and strengthen the delivery of health services in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). The project is expected to reach over 1 million direct beneficiaries in 2019 and will target the most vulnerable women and children.
Bemba's Second ICC Trial to Open in September
[Bemba Trial Website] The witness and evidence tampering trial of former Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and his four former associates opens this September at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the court announced today.
Salaries - World Bank Offers Fcfa 6 Billion to CAR
[Cameroon Tribune] The grant supports the emergency project in response to the country's situation of conflict and violence.
Appeals Judges Decline to Release Bemba From ICC Detention
[Bemba Trial Website] Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have rejected Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal for interim release.
World Bank Brings Financial Management and Civil Service Payroll Upgrades to Central African Republic
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US$10 million in new financing to re-establish an operational government payroll and related financial management systems damaged after years of civil war in Central African Republic (CAR).
JosĂ© Eduardo Dos Santos Speaks of Optimism Regarding Central African Republic
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos, said last Monday in Luanda that despite some uncertainties there is a moderate optimism in regard to the possibility of materialising the peace and reconciliation process, as well as stability in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Can New Pact Bring Peace?
[IRIN] Goma -Can the Central African Republic finally turn the page on decades of instability and conflict?
Security Council Welcomes National Forum, Urges Implementation of Peace Pact
[UN News] The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the inclusive, grassroots level in which the consultations were carried out, particularly by ensuring the participation of women, and called on the country's Transitional Authorities, with the support of the United Nations, to speedily implement the forum's outcomes.
Extraordinary Meeting of the IGLR Committee
[ICGLR] An Extraordinary meeting of the IGLR Committee of Ministers of Defence was held in Luanda, Angola on 12th May, 2015.
Head of State Meets CAR Interim President
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos, held this Monday, a private meeting at Luanda's Talatona Convention Hotel with the Interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba Panza, with whom he discussed issues related to the current situation on security and humanitarian in this member country of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
CAR Interim President Thanks for Angolan Head of State's Support
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Interim President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Panza, thanked this Monday in Luanda for the support provided by the Angolan Head of State, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos, in the pacification process in this country destroyed by an internal inter-religious conflict.
Transitional President of CAR Already in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Transitional President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba Panza, arrived last Sunday evening in Luanda to participate in the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), to happen this Monday.
Hundreds of Children Released By Armed Groups
[Unicef] Bambari -More than 300 children, including several under 12 years old, have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement by the groups' leaders to free all children in their ranks.
Armed Factions Free Hundreds of Child Slaves
[Al Jazeera] Armed factions in Central African Republic have freed more than 350 enslaved children as part of a United Nations-brokered deal, as the country seeks to resolve sectarian conflict that began two years ago.
Rebels Release Child Soldiers in CAR
[Deutsche Welle] Armed groups in the Central African Republic have released hundreds of child soldiers as part of a deal with UNICEF. The agency estimates that up to 10,000 children are working for fighters in the African nation.