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2016-08-24 U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Kony's Sons
[VOA] The U.S. Treasury has imposed financial sanctions against two sons of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group fighting a bloody war in Central Africa.

2016-08-23 Bemba Faces Rising Financial Burdens At the ICC
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba is facing difficulties in paying lawyers representing him against witness tampering charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to a refusal by an organ of the court to advance him sufficient resources to maintain his legal team. The court froze the Congolese businessman-turned-opposition leader's assets eight years ago.

2016-08-22 Central African Republic President Hails Rwanda Peacekeepers
[New Times] The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera has hailed Rwandan peacekeepers for their contribution in his country's development.

2016-08-19 Aid Agencies Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The latest outbreak has infected more than 150 people and killed at least 18 people, according to the latest government figures

2016-08-18 LRA Resurgence Likely Consequences of Late 2016 Ugandan Withdrawal From CAR
[IHS Markit] The Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF)'s phased withdrawal of its 2,500 troops from the African Union Regional Task Force (AU--RTF), scheduled to be completed by October 2016, comes amid Uganda's wider reconsideration of its regional military commitments. This indicates that the country no longer perceives the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) as an imminent security threat.

2016-08-12 Peacebuilding - How the AU Can Be More Effective
[ISS] In February, Faustin-Archange Touadéra was elected president of the Central African Republic (CAR), ending a three-year-long transition in the country. This has given CAR a new opportunity to achieve and sustain peace by addressing the complex array of political, economic and social causes of the conflict.

2016-08-11 Rwanda's Medical Peacekeepers Leave for Central Africa
[New Times] Yesterday, 70 medical personnel of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) led by Col Dr John Byimana departed Kigali for medical peacekeeping mission under the UN Mission in Central Africa Republic.

2016-08-11 Rwanda's Army Medics Return From Central Africa Republic
[New Times] A team of 63 specialised medical doctors of the Rwanda Defence Forces yesterday, returned home from the Central Africa Republic (CAR) having successfully conducted several medical interventions for members of the public and UN staff.

2016-08-05 Top UN Official Commend RNP Peacekeepers in CAR
[Focus] The United Nations Deputy Police Adviser, Shaowen Yang, has commended RNP peacekeepers operating under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African.

2016-08-01 CAR Peacekeeping Mission - Gendarmes Complete Pre-Deployment Training
[Cameroon Tribune] Awae -The over 300 participants who concluded the course on June 29, 2016 were trained by a joint team of American and Cameroonian instructors.

2016-08-01 Bemba Contests 18-Year ICC Sentence, Prosecutor Seeks Longer Jail Term
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba has filed a notice of appeal against the 18-year prison sentence handed to him by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges last June. However, the prosecution has also indicated its intention to appeal the sentence, with a view to asking judges to raise the sentence for the former rebel commander who was earlier this year convicted over the rape, murder, and pillaging committed by his soldiers 14 years ago.

2016-07-27 Security Council Extends UN CAR Mission Through 2017
[UN News] The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country.

2016-07-27 CAR President Touadera Speaks to Al Jazeera
[Al Jazeera] Faustin-Archange Touadera, the president of the Central African Republic (CAR) was elected in February in a peaceful election that many lauded as a first step towards restoring peace after years of sectarian violence.

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