Defence Minister Confirms President Misled Parliament On CAR
[DA]Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, effectively confirmed that President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament about the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the Central African Republic (CAR).
Emergency Measles Vaccination Campaign to Protect 125,000 Children in Central African Republic
[Unicef]Bangui -UNICEF and its partners are mounting an emergency measles vaccination campaign in Bangui, the conflict-hit capital of the Central African Republic, after eight children tested positive for the disease in April.
UN Measles Vaccination Campaign to Protect 125,000 Children
[UN News]The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners are launching an emergency measles vaccination campaign that will aim to reach 125,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Judges Approve Revised Bemba Witness List
[Bemba Trial Website]Trial judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have approved an amended list of witnesses in which 13 fewer individuals are expected to testify for Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Enza-Yamissi - I'm the Big Brother of the Wild Beasts
[CAF]After one of the strongest periods in their football history, Central African Republic have had a mixed time of it on the road to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâą. However, even with other challenges coming from instability in the country and the forced movement of their upcoming home qualifier with South Africa, the captain of the Les Fauves de Bas-Oubangui (the Wild Beasts of the Lower Ubangi),Eloge Enza-Yamissi, tells FIFA.com that the team are staying positive.
New Big Man, Old Politics - the Road Ahead for Djotodia
[ThinkAfricaPress]Since independence, the Central African Republic has experienced five coups. What chance does the country's latest strongman have of seeing out his term in office?
Bemba Drops 13 Witnesses
[Bemba Trial Website]Lawyers representing Jean-Pierre Bemba in his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have reduced from 63 to 50 the number of witnesses they intended to call to testify for the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Country Descending into 'State of Anarchy', UN Told
[UN]Prime Minister Asks France to Intervene 'With Force'
UN Envoy Urges Security Council to Bolster Security, Consider Sanctions Against Rebels
[UN News]A neutral security force is urgently needed to help restore the stability and counter the absence of law and order in the Central African Republic (CAR), a United Nations envoy today told the Security Council, while also calling on the body to consider sanctions against rebel groups for gross violations of human rights.
ICC Unaware of BozizĂÂ© Forces' Crimes - Witness
[Bemba Trial Website]Today, a witness said he regretted that the crimes his colleagues committed while they fought to capture power in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003 were not known to the world court trying former Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba.
BozizĂÂ© Soldiers 'Committed Crimes in Bemba-Controlled Zone'
[Bemba Trial Website]FranĂ§ois BozizĂ©'s rebels terrorized civilians in some Central African Republic (CAR) towns that were under the control of Jean-Pierre Bemba's troops, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard on Friday.
CAR - UN Agency 'Condemns in Strongest Possible Terms' Killing of Teen Linked to Rebels
[UN News]The United Nations Children's Fund today condemned in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy in the Central African Republic (CAR) associated with the SĂ©lĂ©ka rebel coalition and called for the release of all children linked to the group.
Abuses After Coup - Govt Should Restrain Former Rebels
[HRW]Bangui -Members of the Seleka rebel coalition, which ousted President FranĂ§ois BozizĂ© of the Central African Republic on March 24, 2013, have committed grave violations against civilians, including pillage, summary executions, rape, and torture, Human Rights Watch said today.
Unicef Condemns the Re-Recruitment of Child Soldiers and Killing of a Child in Central African Republic
[Unicef]Geneva -UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy.
BozizĂÂ© Soldier Did Not Hear of Crimes By Bemba's Militia
[Bemba Trial Website]A former soldier in the rebel force Jean-Pierre Bemba's troops fought against in the Central African Republic (CAR) has said he was not aware of any crimes committed by the Bemba fighters. The only crimes he was aware of were committed by soldiers of the rebel group led by General FranĂ§ois BozizĂ©.
BozizĂÂ© Soldier Says Rebels Committed Atrocities
[Bemba Trial Website]Today, a former fighter under the rebellion led by deposed Central African Republic (CAR) president FranĂ§ois BozizĂ© shifted some blame for atrocities committed in that country's 2002-2003 conflict from war crimes accused Jean-Pierre Bemba's militia to the BozizĂ© rebels, who he said were undisciplined and brutalized civilians.
Signs for Peace in DR Congo, UN Says
[Premium Times]The United Nations, UN Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, has said there are encouraging signs that the new push for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, could succeed.
Alarm Over Rising Violence in CAR Nature Reserve
[UN News]The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has expressed deep concern over the rise of poaching, armed violence and destruction in the Central African Republic's (CAR) Dzanga-Sanga National Park, which is part of the agency's World Heritage List.
Bemba Trial Stalls Due to Absence of Defense Witnesses
[Bemba Trial Website]Jean-Pierre Bemba's trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has stalled once again, as the defense continues to experience difficulties in getting witnesses to appear before the court.
Active Service Overseas 'Always Emotive'
[Parliament of South Africa]The deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops in the Central African Republic which led to the death of thirteen soldiers was debated in Parliament this week.