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U.N. frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers have liberated some 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in the west of Central African Republic, though up to 100 more remain in captivity, a U.N. official said on Sunday.

How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

At this very moment, there are civilians fleeing war in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Ukraine and Central African Republic. There are more refugees now than any time since World War II. War means food shortages. Children suffer the most in these conflicts. Show More Summary

Inside the World of Louis Sarno, the Pygmy Chief From New Jersey

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House of Earth There are two lines of poetry chalked along a beam in a simple, three-room house in the village of Yandoumbé in the Central African Republic: Here I lie in house of earth /Waiting for an upper berth On any given night,...Show More Summary

Obama nominates ambassador for Central African Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a career foreign service officer to become the U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic. The Central African Republican has been ravaged by sectarian violence since 2013, when mostly Muslim Seleka (seh-leh-KAH') rebels seized power.

Former Central African presidents sign peace deal in Kenya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Former Central African Republic Presidents Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, despite their country's transitional government and foreign partners dismissing the process.

1969: Alexandre Banza, Central African Republic politician

On this date in 1969, the Central African Republic’s dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa had his number two condemned for plotting against him, and summarily shot. Back on New Year’s Eve of 1965, Alexandre Banza had been on the same team as Bokassa in the conspiring business — achieving a rapid promotion from Captain when he leveraged […]

Central African Republic: Newfound peace?

As warring groups sign an agreement in Nairobi, we look at the prospect for peace.

Growing Vitamin Rich Spirulina in the Backyard

PBS reporting on a spirulina production facility at the St. Joseph Health Centre, Bangui: Algae-growing nuns in Central African Republic fight malnutrition with ingenuitySt. Joseph has seen the worst of the worst come through its doorway in a war that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands since December 2012. Show More Summary

Civil War Separates Peuhl Children from their Parents in Yaloke, Central African Republic

Peuhl minorities of Islamic confession have been trying to escape anti-balaka militia since the beginning of the civil war in in the Central African Republic.  One of the camps where displaced Peuhl can find protection is the Yaloke camp by the Cameroonian border in the western region. The health situation in...

U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Central African Republic by 1,000

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday boosted the number of peacekeepers in Central African Republic by more than 1,000 after the mission was overburdened by a need to protect infrastructure and senior officials in the capital Bangui.

CAR farmers need seeds now, cheaper than more food aid later: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to provide farmers in conflict-hit Central African Republic with seeds to plant crops could worsen food shortages, displace more people and raise the cost of humanitarian aid, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Glimmers of hope in Central Africa Republic but peace elusive

YALOKE, Central African Republic/DAKAR (Reuters) - Hunted through the bush of Central African Republic by Christian militiamen, hundreds of half-starved Muslim herders found sanctuary with U.N. peacekeepers in the town of Yaloke. For months they dared not set foot outside the camp.

Christians Have Destroyed Almost All the Mosques In the Central African Republic; an American Fan Cheers Them On

Christian and Muslim militias have been battling each other in the Central African Republic since 2012. First, a group of Muslim combatants called the Seleka started an aggressive trek into Christian areas, and the Christians in turn...Show More Summary

US envoy: Almost every CAR mosque destroyed in war

US ambassador to UN Samantha Power calls devastation in Central African Republic "kind of crazy, chilling" after visit.

Port Backlog Slows Cameroon Cocoa Exports

Cocoa exports from Cameroon's main port have slowed sharply because the outlet is clogged by a buildup of imported goods bound for Central African Republic that

Central African Republic: A Nightmare for Children, a Nightmare for the Future

There is a devastating humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), a crisis now in its third year that has led to the internal displacement of nearly 450,000 people, and to the same number of people living as refugeesShow More Summary

Central African Republic: A Nightmare for Children, a Nightmare for the Future

There is a devastating humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). A crisis now in its 3rd year that has led to nearly 450,000 people internally displaced and the same number of refugees in neighboring countries. The crisis...Show More Summary

The Chad Basin

The Chad Basin is both a topographic and a geologic sedimentary basin that covers nearly 8% of the African Continent, stretching from southeastern Algeria to the northwestern Central African Republic and from central Niger to western Sudan; most of Chad, northern Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria also lie within the basin. Show More Summary

‘Blood gold flows illegally from CAR’

About 30 percent of diamonds and 95 percent of gold leaves the Central African Republic secretly, according to IPIS. ||| Bambari - Freddy Bonjour, covered in yellow dust from head to toe, stands exhausted after a day using his bare hands and a shovel to dig for gold in eastern Central African Republic. Show More Summary

Close Your Heart

Even by the standards of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic and one of the poorest cities in the world, Saïdou is poor. Unlike the districts around it, with their neatly packed-in houses behind walls and gates, Saïdou,...Show More Summary

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