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United Nations sees ‘early signs of genocide’ in Central African Republic amid renewed fighting

August 8, 2017 10:55 am
United Nations sees ‘early signs of genocide’ in Central African Republic amid renewed fighting

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien (Photo by AFP) The UN aid chief has voiced alarm over possible genocide in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has been hit by a fresh wave of clashes between armed groups in recent months. At a UN briefing on […]

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Death toll from fresh clashes hits 100 in Central African Republic

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Death toll from fresh clashes hits 100 in Central African Republic

In this file photo, anti-Balaka Christian militiamen man a mobile checkpoint near Sibut, northeast of the capital Bangui, the Central African Republic. (Photo by AP) The death toll from a day of fierce clashes between rival factions has increased to around 100 in violence-wracked Central African Republic(CAR). Security sources and […]

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UN force in Central African Republic may send Congo soldiers home over abuse claims

June 7, 2017 3:33 pm
UN force in Central African Republic may send Congo soldiers home over abuse claims

A file photo of Senegalese general Balla Keita in the Central African Republic (by AFP) Hundreds of Congolese soldiers on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) face allegations of sexual abuse, fuel trafficking, and poor discipline. The commander of the UN peacekeeping force in the CAR, General […]

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Atrocities in Central African Republic may constitute crime against humanity: United Nations

May 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Atrocities in Central African Republic may constitute crime against humanity: United Nations

Volunteers distribute fire wood among Central African internal-displaced people in the southeastern city of Bangassou on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The UN has warned that the tremendous level of killing, mutilation, torture, rape and pillage committed by successive governments and armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) […]

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Clashes between CAR rival rebels kill 22, displace 10,000

May 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Clashes between CAR rival rebels kill 22, displace 10,000

The file photo shows soldiers of Seleka group in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Clashes between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bria have claimed the lives of at least 22 people, including 17 civilians, and displaced 10,000 others over […]

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Human Rights Watch slams sexual abuse by Ugandan troops in Central African Republic (CAR)

May 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Human Rights Watch slams sexual abuse by Ugandan troops in Central African Republic (CAR)

Ugandan soldiers patrol as part of a mission to combat LRA rebels in the Central African Republic in May 2014. (Photo by Getty Images) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the sexual exploitation of more than a dozen local women and girls by Ugandan troops deployed in eastern Central African […]

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Militants in Central African Republic executed 32 civilians in December: Human Rights Watch

February 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Militants in Central African Republic executed 32 civilians in December: Human Rights Watch

A man stands among tents in a newly-formed camp for internally-displaced people in Kaga Bandoro in the Central African Republic on October 18, 2016. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed details of the execution of at least 32 civilians by an armed group in the lawless heart of the Central African […]

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UN says Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in CAR

January 6, 2017 5:10 pm
UN says Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in CAR

The file photo shows a UN soldier from MINUSCA in Bangui, the Central African Republic. (Photo by AFP) A Bangladeshi peacekeeper has been killed in the Central African Republic (CAR), raising the number of United Nations soldiers killed in separate attacks to three. The Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed in the […]

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Gunmen kill two Moroccan peacekeepers in Central African Republic

January 4, 2017 10:20 pm
Gunmen kill two Moroccan peacekeepers in Central African Republic

The file photo shows UN peacekeeping troops in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). (Photo by AP) Gunmen have killed two Moroccan peacekeepers with a UN mission in the southeast of the Central African Republic (CAR). MINUSCA, or the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African […]

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UN names 41 peacekeepers in sex abuse in Central African Republic

December 6, 2016 10:30 pm
UN names 41 peacekeepers in sex abuse in Central African Republic

The UN peacekeeping soldiers from Rwanda patrol in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), December 9, 2014. (Photo by AFP) The UN has named and referred for punishment 41 of its peacekeepers accused of a slew of “abhorrent” sexual abuse of refugees in the Central African Republic (CAR). The […]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges immediate halt to Central Africa violence

November 29, 2016 7:00 pm
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges immediate halt to Central Africa violence

UN chief Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech after being awarded with the Legion of Honor by the French president in Paris, Nov. 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP) UN chief Ban Ki-moon has denounced recent bloodshed in the Central African Republic (CAR) where clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion […]

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Central African Republic needs humanitarian aid: UN

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Central African Republic needs humanitarian aid: UN

A man builds a tent at sunset in the newly formed camp for internally displaced persons in Kaga Bandoro in the northern Central African Republic, on October 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Almost half of the Central African Republic’s population of over four million people are in dire need of […]

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Deadly clashes in CAR as France ends military mission

October 31, 2016 5:59 pm
Deadly clashes in CAR as France ends military mission

This file photo taken on February 14, 2016 shows French Sangaris on patrol in the Muslim PK5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic. (Photo by AFP) France has formally announced an end to its military mission in the Central African Republic amid flared tensions in the country affected by ethnic […]

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Gunfire erupts between UN peacekeepers, armed men in Central African Republic

October 24, 2016 6:30 pm
Gunfire erupts between UN peacekeepers, armed men in Central African Republic

Hundreds of protesters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have called for the departure of United Nations peacekeepers from the country, amid a reported gunfire exchange between the UN forces and an armed group. The protesters gathered near a major roundabout in the CAR capital of Bangui on Monday, holding […]

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Wave of violence in Central African Republic kills 11

October 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Wave of violence in Central African Republic kills 11

Peacekeepers belonging to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol in the capital Bangui, January 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) At least 11 people have been shot dead in a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) a few days […]

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