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Muslims being 'erased' from Central African Republic

Amnesty International says Muslims living in rural areas especially targeted as militias undertake "ethnic cleansing".

Constructive Feedback University: As The "Central African Republic" Addresses The Issue Of A National Election Amid Recent Religious And Ethnic Strife - Will Any "Africana Studies Professors" Do Comparative Analysis With Their Plight And Then Make The Cas

NOPE!!! I Don't Claim To Be "African" I Can't Claim That My Personal Life Is Directly Impacted By Any Of The Events Today In Central Africa THE ONLY Point Of My Posts Is For COMPARATIVE STUDIES. I am fully aware that the very same operatives...Show More Summary

UN Rights Official Who Failed To Follow Up On Child Sex Abuse Allegations Resigns

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned. The U.N. confirmed Wednesday that Flavia Pansieri...Show More Summary

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a law by majority to set up a hybrid judicial mechanism (a "Special Criminal Court" (SCC)) within its national judicial system to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in its territory since 2003. Show More Summary

Blood Timber: International Logging Firms Worked With Brutal CAR Militias, Says Report

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

French, Chinese, and Lebanese logging companies operating in the Central African Republic have paid millions of euros to brutal militias during the civil war there, fueling atrocities including mass murder and rape, according to a report released today. Show More Summary

EU Logging Firms Fund Rebel Violence in Central African Republic – Watchdog

The European Union is complicit in the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) through its timber trade with local logging companies, a watchdog organization said Wednesday.

After Release by Armed Groups, Children Learn to Be Children

The bags of amulets that children released from the Anti-Balaka group brought to the transit centre. ©Unicef CAR/2015/Le Du In the transit center for children formerly associated with armed groups, in Bambari, Central African Republic,...Show More Summary

UN External Panel Reviewing Child Sexual Abuse Charges Compromised by Member's Conflict of Interest

At the United Nations, a purportedly external and independent three-person panel convened to review allegations of child sexual abuse by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, should confront questions about the career of Hassan Bubacar Jallow, one of its three members. Show More Summary

Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in the CAR not Given Priority by the United Nations

On April 29th, Sandra Laville at The Guardian broke the story of child sex abuse by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) at a camp for the displaced the previous year. An appalling report had surfaced when...Show More Summary

VICE News Capsule - Friday, July 3

4 weeks agoNews : Vice News

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Thousands of Libyans search for safety in Benghazi, voter registration begins in the Central African Republic ahead of general elections, why Colombia may regret a decision to halt aerial eradication of coca, and Cuba opens its first public Wi-Fi hotspots. Show More Summary

On Bangui's Once Blood-Stained Streets, Delicate Signs of a Slowly Returning Peace

I arrived in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic last week, nearly a year after Concern Worldwide opened our office there in response to the crisis that was sparked off by horrific sectarian conflict. My first stop was M'Poko,...Show More Summary

Religious war in Central African Republic

Religious intolerance and violence continue to rage on in the Central African Republic.

UN Peacekeepers Allegedly Sexually Abused 'Street Children' in Central African Republic

last monthNews : Vice News

UN peacekeepers have again been accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic, and this time the alleged victims are homeless children. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that the mission in the country, MINUSCA, received reports of the alleged abuses last Friday. Show More Summary

U.N. peacekeepers accused of abusing Central African Republic street children

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations peacekeepers have been accused of sexually abusing street children in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui and an investigation has been launched by the country that contributed the troops, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Central African Republic’s “Ambitious Electoral Calendar”

When African countries suffer coups and/or civil wars, Western governments and local political elites often push for rapid elections, hoping to clarify the question of who’s in charge and to put the country on a path forward. Sometimes it works … Continue reading ?

The Diamond Trade Is Fueling Conflict in the Central African Republic

last monthNews : Vice News

Two and a half years after conflict broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR), the armed groups that still control much of the country are reaping hefty profits from illicit exports of diamonds, according to a new study of the trade. Show More Summary

Pope says to visit Africa in November, may go to Kenya

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday said he planned to visit the Central African Republic and Uganda in November, and hoped to go to Kenya, during his first trip to Africa since becoming pope.

U.N. Opens Investigation Into Peacekeeper Abuse in Central African Republic

The United Nations has launched an official investigation into its peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over claims that a U.N. peacekeeper sexually abused a young girl. The investigation comes weeks after it emergedShow More Summary

Top UN Myths About Sex Abuse in the Central African Republic

Context: In April 2015 Anders Kompass, an experienced human rights officer at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was suspended by the High Commissioner for three months. During this time, the UN is carrying...Show More Summary

Top UN Myths About Sex Abuse in the Central African Republic

Context : in April, 2015, Anders Kompass, an experienced human rights officer at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was suspended by the High Commissioner for 3 months. During this time, the UN is carrying...Show More Summary

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