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2015-11-26 Witch Burning Rebels Stoke Violence
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -Rebels in Central African Republic have kidnapped, burnt and buried alive "witches" in public ceremonies, exploiting widely held superstitions to control areas in the war-torn country, according to a leaked United Nations report.

2015-11-27 More Than Million Children Need Urgent Aid - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are malnourished, the United Nations said on Friday ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country.

2015-11-26 Pope's Visit to Africa 'Is Very Significant'
[Deutsche Welle] Expectations are high that Pope Francis will use his visit to Africa to address a number of reform issues in the African Catholic church. DW spoke to Asonzeh Ukah, an African religious affairs scholar.

2015-11-26 Francis in Africa - Kenya Welcomes 'Pope of Hope'
[Daily Maverick] Conflict, migration, political instability, poverty, homosexuality and dialogue are amongst the many issues expecting coverage on the Pope's visit to Africa this week. Despite questions and concerns about security, Pope Francis left Rome for a six-day trip to Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday morning.

2015-11-26 Pope Francis Calls for Religious Tolerance
[East African] The head of the Catholic Church said that terrorism and violence are fed by fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration.

2015-11-25 Pope Francis Received by President Kenyatta
[The Star] Pope Francis landed at the JKIA at 4.32 pm on Wednesday and was received by the President, several senior state officials, Catholic bishops and sisters.

2015-11-25 Pope Francis Arrives in Kenya at Start of Landmark Africa Tour
[Capital FM] Pope Francis landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi Wednesday on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with choirs and dancers waiting to greet him.

2015-11-25 Gun Battles Cripple Access to Healthcare
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bambari, Central African Republic -After gunmen burned down her village in scrubland of Central African Republic's Ouaka region, Marceline Wanou fled into the forest with her two young sons, hoping to return in a few days.

2015-11-25 GoTV, DSTV to Showcase Pope Francis' First Visit to Africa
[CIO] Following the success of the live coverage of US President Barack Obama's historic visit to Kenya in July 2015, MultiChoice Africa is bringing GOgetters yet another historic event this month.

2015-11-25 Agenda of Pope Francis' Five-Day Visit to Africa
[RFI] During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and unity. But even though the authorities insist the pontiff's trip will pass off peacefully there are also fears of jihadist attacks and violence.

2015-11-26 Pope Arrives for His Three Day Visit
[CISA] Nairobi -Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya for his three-day visit.

2015-11-25 Pope Francis in Africa - Leadership and Inspiration in the Face of Climate Change
[Addis Standard] A visit by Pope Francis to the UN Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi as part of his Africa tour will come only days before the beginning of the seminal COP21 climate conference in Paris. Speaking from the heart of Africa to the world, he is expected to again address climate change, an issue central to his brief tenure as Pontiff so far.

2015-11-26 Secam Welcomes Pope to Africa
[CISA] Accra -The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has issued a communiqué welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya.

2015-11-25 Rwandan Peacekeeper Shoots Himself Dead in Central African Republic
[East African] A Rwandan soldier serving with the United Nations in Central African Republic shot himself dead on Sunday, according to Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF).

2015-11-25 RDF Soldier Shoots Self in Bangui
[New Times] A Rwandan peacekeeper serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), shot himself dead on Sunday.

2015-11-23 High Expectations as Pope Visit Nears
[Al Jazeera] All signs are that Pope Francis will receive a rock-star welcome as he prepares for his first visit to Africa.

2015-11-23 From Nairobi to Kampala to Bangui - Pontiff's Packed Itinerary
[East African] Pope Francis will have a packed itinerary in the region from the minute his plane touches down on Wednesday at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

2015-11-18 UN Official Condemns Attacks on Displaced
[UN News] The top UN relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has condemned repeated and deadly attacks that took place last week on sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) in the towns of Batangafo and Bambari.

2015-11-16 Leaving Joseph Kony
[African Arguments] Evelyn Amony's poignant and fascinating memoir reveals the inner workings of the LRA, how she left the group, and escaped the label of being 'Kony's wife'.

2015-11-16 Police Peacekeepers Argued to Scale Up UN Credibility
[News of Rwanda] The Police Commissioner for the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Louis Carrilho has argued Rwandan Police peacekeepers in CAR to stay to the mark left by their colleagues who were there before, and scale up the UN credibility.

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