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2015-07-31 Muslims 'Erased' From CAR, Says Rights Group
[Al Jazeera] Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing towards Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

2015-07-31 Unprotected Muslims Forced to Abandon Religion
[AI London] Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western Central African Republic (CAR) have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

2015-07-31 CAR Borrows Leaf From RNP's Isange One Stop Centre
[News of Rwanda] A delegation of 12 including lawmakers, security force personnel and welfare experts from Central Africa Republic (CAR), on Wednesday visited Isange One Stop Centre at Kacyiru Police Hospital, to purposely learn from Rwanda's modal of fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV).

2015-07-31 More Candidatures Declared for October Elections
[Cameroon Tribune] The political climate in the Central African Republic is witnessing more hustling and bustling as different actors get set for the October 18, 2015 presidential and legislative elections and a subsequent second round on November 22, 2015. Certainty about the holding of the elections justified by the registration operation into the electoral register is probably the encouraging factor and catalyst in the process that will end the transitional period that has been headed by President Catherine Samba-Panza.

2015-07-30 CAR Delegation to Learn From Isange Anti-GBV Story
[New Times] A 12-Member delegation from Central Africa Republic (CAR), yesterday, visited Isange One Stop Centre at Kacyiru Police Hospital to learn how Rwanda's model of fighting gender-based violence (GBV) works.

2015-07-24 A Tough Homecoming in Central African Republic
[IRIN] Bangui -Thousands of people have been returning to their homes in the Central African Republic more than a year after fleeing a violent and complex political crisis, in many cases to neighbouring countries.

2015-07-23 Bemba's Lawyers Continue to Seek Stay in Proceedings
[Bemba Trial Website] For the second time since International Criminal Court (ICC) judges stopped receiving evidence in Jean-Pierre Bemba's war crimes trial, his lawyers are fighting to secure a stay of proceedings, this time citing late disclosure of evidence by the prosecution.

2015-07-23 Top UN Relief Official in CAR Urgently Appeals for Halt in Attacks On Aid Workers
[UN News] The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) condemned today the surge in violence against aid workers in the country and appealed to all belligerents to allow them to do their jobs safely, particularly in the wake of a recent attack against a UN food convoy on a major supply route killed its driver.

2015-07-23 UN Official Accused of Neglecting Sex Abuse Resigns
[Al Jazeera] The UN rights official who admitted to not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.

2015-07-22 Court Says Refugees Can Vote
[Al Jazeera] The Central African Republic's highest court has overturned a decision by the transitional parliament that would have barred tens of thousands of refugees who had fled to neighbouring countries from voting in October's presidential election.

2015-07-23 Taking Justice to a New Level - the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic
[HRW] On June 3 Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, promulgated a law creating a Special Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute grave human rights violations committed in the country since 2003. Her action crowned a speedy nine-month drafting and legislative process.

2015-07-22 'I Am Sick and Lonely. I Miss My Children.'
[IFRC] Gerald Bikombi, Central African Red Cross, and Nelly Muluka, IFRC

2015-07-21 UN Mission Condemns Surge in Armed Attacks On Main Supply Route in Central African Republic
[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.

2015-07-16 Report - European Firms Helped Fund CAR Civil War
[Deutsche Welle] A report by the NGO Global Witness reveals that the multimillion euro profits of the logging trade between the Central African Republic and Europe have been used to fund the African country's civil war.

2015-07-16 CAR Sets Up Special Court to Prosecute Rights Violations
[JusticeInfo.net] On June 3, Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, promulgated a law creating a Special Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute grave human rights violations committed in the country since 2003. Her action crowned a speedy nine-month drafting and legislative process.

2015-07-14 Refugees Denied Vote in Presidential Polls
[UN News] United Nations agencies voiced concern today about the decision of Central African Republic authorities to deny refugees from the country the right to participate to the presidential election set for this fall.

2015-07-15 State Urged to Allow Refugees to Vote in Landmark Poll
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday (July 14) it was alarmed by a decision of the interim parliament of the Central African Republic (CAR) to exclude refugees who fled to neighbouring states and elsewhere to escape fighting in the country from taking part in elections expected in October.

2015-07-15 Emergency Team Finishes Three Month Intervention in Kouango After Performing Almost 1,500 Consultations
[MSF] Bangui -Following a three-month presence in Kouango in the south of the country, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has now ended its emergency intervention for displaced people in the area. During that time, the MSF emergency team carried out more than 1,100 medical examinations in its mobile clinics and cared for 362 patients in Kouango hospital.

2015-07-14 UNHCR Urges CAR to Let Refugees Take Part in Elections
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 14 July 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2015-07-13 French Minister Visits CAR PM
[RFI] French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius was to visit the Central African Republic (CAR) Monday before travelling to Ethiopia for A UN conference on development finance. His trip comes amid a scandal over alleged child abuse by French soldiers in the CAR.

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