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1 peacekeeper killed, 3 wounded in Central African Republic

Mainly Christian anti-Balaka forces attacked a U.N. police checkpoint in Central African Republic on Monday, killing one U.N. peacekeeper and wounding three others, the United Nations said. The attack took … Click to Continue »

Gem smuggling thwarts revival of Central African Republic

BANGUI - In the lounge of a luxury hotel in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, soft-spoken diamond dealers cautiously sidle up to guests. Their whispered offers of gems for sale are a visitor’s first hint of the...Show More Summary

Brazil ready to send peacekeepers to C. Africa: general

Brazil is ready to send at least 750 peacekeepers to join a United Nations force patrolling the Central African Republic, a Brazilian general said Tuesday. General Ajax Porto Pinheiro, who headed Brazil's former UN mission in Haiti,Show More Summary

Militants kill Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic

DAKAR (Reuters) - Suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic on Sunday, the United Nations said in a statement.

How Decentralized AI Can Change the Lives of Millions - Africa Included

Hruy Tsegaye reporting for iCogLabs: With the addition of decentralized companies like SingularityNET, the biased arena seems a little bit weaker. Now, a little software company in Central African Republic can access a top-notch AI tool at a price they can afford...[more]

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to C. Africa

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers. The council voted 15-0 to extend the mandate...Show More Summary

UN votes on more peacekeepers, less sex abuse in C. Africa

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Wednesday a draft resolution that will add 900 troops to the UN mission in the Central African Republic and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers. The council will voteShow More Summary

UN opens probe of peacekeepers' response in C. Africa

The United Nations on Monday opened an independent investigation to determine whether UN peacekeepers responded appropriately to an outbreak of recent violence in the Central African Republic. A team led by retired Brigadier-GeneralShow More Summary

UN considers sending 900 extra peacekeepers to C. Africa

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would bolster the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops to help protect civilians, according to the text obtained by AFP on Tuesday.Show More Summary

This congresswoman helps girls seek a brighter future

Story and photos by Saber Jendoubi The people of Central African Republic have suffered violence and civil war for much of the last few decades. As such, according to the French humanitarian organization Triangle, there are at least 1,000 homeless children in the capital city of Bangui. Show More Summary

Calls for stronger role for UN force as Guterres ends C.Africa trip

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday came under pressure to overhaul the role of UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic as he wrapped up a visit to the conflict-torn country. Guterres's four-day visit came ahead of aShow More Summary

In C. African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and … Click to Continue »

Number of homeless tops record in CAR: UN

UN says that 1.1 million people have lost their homes in a war without end in the Central African Republic.

UN chief praises peacekeepers in Central African Republic

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tribute Tuesday to the thousands of U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic, the site of one of the U.N.'s most dangerous missions and the most … Click to Continue »

French press review 24 October 2017

Human rights groups protest as Egyptian President Fattah al-Sissi pays official visit to France and questions loom about growing violence in the Central African Republic, "France's "abandoned" former colony?

After Years of War, the World Must Not Abandon the Central African Republic

CAR is at risk of slipping back into full-blown conflict. The international community must not waver in its support.

UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation. He also will highlight … Click to Continue »

UN chief to highlight world's 'forgotten crisis' in C. Africa

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is traveling to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the world's "forgotten crisis" and its heavy toll on aid workers and UN peacekeepers. "The Central African Republic isShow More Summary

UN chief wants 900 extra peacekeepers in C. Africa

Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the Security Council to beef up the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops. In a report to the council,...Show More Summary

Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

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