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2016-11-29 UN Officials - Situation in the Country Can Be Turned Around With Sustained Aid
[VOA] While expressing optimism that the Central African Republic will become a stable, peaceful country, U.N. aid officials have acknowledged that the mission ahead would be a challenge and achieving the goal would require the sustained support of the international community -- something that has been in short supply for some time.

2016-11-28 UN Envoy Calls for Protecting Civilians As Scores Killed in Ethnic Violence
[UN News] Condemning the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that has killed scores of people, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called for an immediate end to the hostilities and urged the authorities to take urgent measures to protect the population from further violence, regardless of their ethnicity or political affiliation.

2016-11-23 Hassabo - Joint Forces Experiment Is Model of Cooperation Between Sudan, Chad and CAR
[SNA] Um-Dafog, South Darfur State -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has appreciated the experiment of the joint forces between Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic and considered it a good model of the cooperation between the three countries in keeping security and stability.

2016-11-21 MSF Concerned Over 'Worsening' Situation in the Country
[News24Wire] Humanitarian group, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), says the situation in the strife-torn Central African Republic is "worsening", despite a new government that was voted into place early this year.

2016-11-18 Amnesty Urges Donors to Fund Justice in CAR
[Deutsche Welle] Donors to the Central African Republic were to meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss aid for the strife-ridden and poverty-stricken nation. Rights groups have called for funding for its Special Criminal Court.

2016-11-17 Deadly Raid On Displaced People
[HRW] Nairobi -Seleka rebels killed at least 37 civilians, wounded 57, and forced thousands to flee when they razed a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic on October 12, 2016. United Nations peacekeepers deployed outside the camp in the town of Kaga-Bandoro failed to halt the attack.

2016-11-17 Getting Away With Murder
[HRW] In the Central African Republic last month, I met with Seleka commanders whose forces were accused of just having razed a camp for internally displaced people in the town of Kaga-Bandoro, killing 37 people. They denied responsibility, of course, but when I mentioned that those responsible could be held accountable, they chuckled. The notion that anyone in the Central African Republic would be punished for killings and other war crimes seemed like a joke.

2016-11-17 Justice is Key to Recovery and Peace-Building
[HRW] As the European Union is organizing a conference in Brussels to discuss priorities for the Central African Republic (CAR), the undersigned 17 international and Central African human rights organizations call on states and international organizations to urgently pledge financial and technical support to the Special Criminal Court (SCC). We further call on the international community to support efforts by the Central African authorities to take leadership and guide efforts to effectively operationalize the S

2016-11-17 Support the Special Criminal Court
[HRW] Brussels -Donor countries meeting in Brussels on November 17, 2016, should support the Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court, 17 Central African and international human rights non-governmental organizations said in a declaration today. The donors should provide technical, financial, and political support for the court and its mandate to end impunity for crimes under international law, the groups said. On November 17, 2016, the European Union will host a conference in Brussels to discuss funding prioritie

2016-11-16 Nearly One in Five Children is a Refugee or Internally Displaced, Warns UNICEF
[UN News] As aid officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday to seek funding to continue their programmes in Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today that more than 850,000 people there - half of them children - are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries.

2016-11-08 10 Facts About Refugees in Cameroon
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gado-Badzere -Why have the refugees fled from home in Central African Republic? How are their living conditions in Cameroon?

2016-11-08 Expert Views - What Next for 250,000 'Forgotten' Refugees in Cameroon?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] What are the main needs of Central African Republic refugees living in Cameroon?

2016-11-08 Child Marriage Threatens Future of Young Refugees in Cameroon
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gado-Badzere -For refugee girls from Central African Republic, hospitality in Cameroon comes at a price

2016-11-08 Diseases Take Toll in Troubled CAR
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -CHILDREN are bearing the biggest brunt of a health crisis emanating from conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR).

2016-11-09 CAR Officials Visit Isanga One Stop Center
[Focus] A delegation of officials from the Central African Republic (CAR) currently on a study tour in the country, visited Isange One Stop Center at Kacyiru District Hospital on November 4, to learn from Rwanda's model in fighting gender-based violence (GBV).

2016-11-03 Deputy UN Chief Urges Lawmakers to Act As 'Defenders of Dialogue and Reconciliation'
[UN News] Addressing the National Assembly of the Central African Republic (CAR) today, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the legislators that the country's people had given them a clear mandate, and as such, he urged them not only to play their traditional role as parliamentarians, "but also as defenders of dialogue and reconciliation."

2016-11-03 CAR Delegation Here on Reconciliation Study Tour
[New Times] A delegationof 10 officials from the Central African Republic (CAR) is in the country for a seven-day study tour.

2016-11-01 Deadly Raid On Displaced People
[HRW] Nairobi -Seleka rebels killed at least 37 civilians, wounded 57, and forced thousands to flee when they razed a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic on October 12, 2016. United Nations peacekeepers deployed outside the camp in the town of Kaga-Bandoro failed to halt the attack.

2016-11-01 Car President Expected in Luanda Monday
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Touadera, is expected to arrive this Monday afternoon in Angola for a 24-hour state visit in the country.

2016-11-01 Central Africa-Bound Police Peacekeepers Tipped on Mission Mandate
[New Times] The acting Police Commissioner of the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Gen. Roland Zamora, has appealed to the two Rwandan police contingents recently deployed in CAR to maintain the legacy set by their predecessors.

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