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2017-04-21 Why Ugandan Army Abandoned Seven-Year Hunt for Kony?
[Observer] Asked by journalists in June 2014 why Joseph Kony and his rebel Lord's Resistance Army had eluded the UPDF in the jungles of the Central African Republic (CAR), Brigadier Sam Kavuma swiftly responded with a question of his own; "If five people are hiding in a thick forest and they are not communicating on phone, where will you find them?"

2017-04-20 Ugandan Army Ends 9-Year Hunt for Kony
[Monitor] Gulu/KAmpala -The UPDF yesterday began withdrawing from Central African Republic (CAR) where it has been hunting rebel leader Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men.

2017-04-19 Uganda Withdraws From Central African Republic
[Monitor] Uganda has started withdrawing its military troops involved in the US-backed operations against Lords Resistance Army rebels from Central African Republic today.

2017-04-17 Survivors of Sex Abuse Say UN Neglected Them
[IPS] United Nations -Several survivors who were sexually abused by peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to be neglected by the UN, an investigative team has found.

2017-04-13 Can South Africa Risk Going Back Into CAR?
[ISS] On an official visit to South Africa last week, Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadéra promised his counterpart Jacob Zuma that his country would build a monument to honour 15 South African soldiers at the place on the outskirts of the capital Bangui where they were killed by Seleka rebels four years ago.

2017-04-12 U.S. Begins Delivery of Nonlethal Aid to CAR Army
[VOA] At a ceremony this month, the U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic turned over the keys to four cargo trucks to the national army. It was the first installment of $8 million worth of nonlethal assistance that is expected to include 16 more trucks and communications equipment.

2017-04-06 SA, CAR Vow to Grow Ties
[] Pretoria -South Africa and the Central African Republic have committed themselves to working together to enhance close political, economic and social cooperation for the mutual benefit of their people.

2017-04-05 Security Council Pledges Support for Efforts to Stabilize CAR
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council today expressed its support for the efforts of President Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic (CAR) to restore State authority as well as for the African Union-led mediation initiative to find a political solution to the situation in the crisis-torn country.

2017-03-31 Violence Flares in CAR
[UN News] With a new outbreak of violence erupting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movements of relief aid workers.

2017-03-24 Raped, Injected With Poison, Family Killed - One Woman's Story
[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters - still lingering outside - turned on her.

2017-03-23 Armed Groups Using Schools
[HRW] Nairobi -Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

2017-03-23 Central African Republic's Lost Generation
[HRW] Soldiers camping out in schools and breaking up desks for firewood is common in parts of the Central African Republic. According to a United Nations report from November, 20 percent of the country's schools are not operational, many because of misuse by armed groups. Some students were forced out of school four years ago, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels cut a bloody swath through the country and seized the capital. Thousands more children stopped going to school in the ensuing years, as Christian-anim

2017-03-23 UN Peacekeepers, Not Just Militants, Occupied Schools in CAR - Rights Group
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A fifth of schools across the country are closed, and one in three children are not in class, with displacement, a lack of teachers, and insecurity to blame

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