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VICE News Capsule - Friday, July 3

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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

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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

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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

U.N. probes sexual abuse by peacekeeper in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - The U.N.'s peacekeeping force in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said on Thursday it has begun a probe into claims that one of its peacekeepers sexually abused an underaged girl.

U.N. mission launches probe into child sex abuse claim

Peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic opens investigation into allegation of child sexual abuse against peacekeeper

UN to Establish Panel on Alleged CAR Child Rape by French Troops

UN to set up an independent panel to examine the handling of the allegations of child rape by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.

How 'Pygmy' People's Rampant Pot Use Protects Them

Marijuana was a painkiller in ancient Egypt and an anesthetic in ancient China and Taiwan, Medical Daily reports. Now, an anthropologist says the Aka foragers of the Central African Republic may be unconsciously using the plant to ward off parasitic intestinal worms. Ed Hagen of Washington University Vancouver surveyed almost...

Probes of child abuse in Central African Republic should intensify: U.N. rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief on Saturday urged several countries to intensify their investigations of alleged sexual abuse of young children in the Central African Republic by French and African soldiers posted in the conflict-torn nation.

French soldiers accused of child sex abuse in Africa: UN

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The United Nations is investigating allegations of sex abuse from several boys by French soldiers in the Central African Republic in 2014.

After Child Sex Abuse Allegations, France And Central African Republic Cooperate In Probe

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PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are cooperating to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers. Following a meeting Wednesday in Paris between...Show More Summary

We cannot let down the Central African Republic again

If we pull out of Central African Republic now, the killing fields may soon return.

UN Officials Didn't Follow Up On Sex Abuse Claims For Months, But Whistleblower Was Punished

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they...Show More Summary

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