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2014-12-19 Armed Groups Recruit 10,000 Child Soldiers in Central African Republic - NGO
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Save the Children said on Thursday.

2014-12-19 Profile of vulnerable people - Felix
[IFRC]The first person we saw when we arrived into Saint Charles Lwanga camp was Felix and his large smile.

2014-12-19 Volunteer - Désiré
[IFRC]My name is Désiré, I am in charge of disaster management and coordination of the relief Red Cross committee of Beguma.

2014-12-20 Mamish Meets CAR President, Casts Light On Suez Canal Project
[Egypt Online]Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish received President of the Central African Republic Catherine Samba-Panza at the SCA's main headquarters.

2014-12-19 Profile of Vulnerable People - Estella
[IFRC]She looks 15, but is in fact 20. Estella is breastfeeding her baby at the camp she and her family now call home. Her infant son was born in the camp, eight months ago, her second child. The father ran away in exile.

2014-12-19 Volunteer - Danny
[IFRC]My name is Danny, I am a volunteer with the Central African Red Cross Society. I am a nurse and a trainer. I am in charge of the vaccination programme for babies and pregnant women. When there are first aid courses, I am also helping.

2014-12-18 Thousands of Child Soldiers Recruited
[Deutsche Welle]Thousands of children have been killed, raped and recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic, a new Save the Children report says. Armed groups use the children as porters, couriers and sexual slaves.

2014-12-18 Unicef Warns Two Out of Five Children Without Vital Aid
[UN News]Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said today.

2014-12-18 Borno Provides Relief for CAR Returnees
[Daily Trust]Maiduguri -The Borno State Government yesterday provided food items for 300 indigenes of the state evacuated from strife-riddled Bangui, capital of Central African Republic.

2014-12-15 The Central African Republic's Hidden Conflict

2014-12-15 UNDP to Support CAR Elections in 2015
[UNDP]The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be assisting the Central African Republic in the organization of a constitutional referendum, as well as parliamentary and presidential elections next year.

2014-12-12 Warring Faction Chiefs Must Be Arrested-Rights Group
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Suspected war criminals in Central African Republic are carrying out atrocities and terrorising people, and the United Nations and CAR government must try harder to bring them to justice, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.

2014-12-12 Red Cross Launches Country-Wide Mosquito Net Distribution Campaign to Tackle Malaria
[IFRC]Bangui/Geneva -A nationwide campaign to distribute 2.2 million mosquito nets in Central African Republic has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

2014-12-11 UN Mission Captures Rebel Leader
[UN News]The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has announced today the arrest of Chadian rebel leader and former CAR official, Mahamat Abdul Kadre.

2014-12-10 Nation in 'Critical Phase' of Transition - UN
[UN News]Despite a volatile security situation and ongoing fighting throughout the country, the Central African Republic (CAR) is now entering "a critical phase" in its transition to stability and democracy, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, as he urged the international community to remain engaged in the war-torn country.

2014-12-12 Basketball - Angola's African Cup Dominance Undisputable
[ANGOP]Luanda -The supremacy of the Angolan clubs in the African basketball, particularly the national team, has for years become an undisputable fact within and outside the continent.

2014-12-11 USAID Promotes Human Rights Worldwide
[State Department]This blog post by Nicole Widdersheim was published on the USAID website on December 10. Widdersheim is the human rights adviser for USAID's Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance.

2014-12-11 UN Condemns Actions of LRA in Central Africa
[UN News]The Security Council today expressed its concern at the grave security situation in parts of Central Africa, particularly the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and its regional impact, the continuing threat of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the expansion of Boko Haram terrorist activities into countries in the sub-region.

2014-12-10 Kabila Forms Unity Govt
[allAfrica]Cape Town -A day after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s second-largest opposition party, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC), agreed to join a national unity government, the party reportedly expelled its leader and two s

2014-12-11 Political Process Back On Track, Security Council Told, With Agreement Reached to Seek Extended Transition Period
[UN]Although the situation in the Central African Republic remained volatile following the recent violence in Bangui, the political process was once again moving forward, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council this morning.

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