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Healing Central African Republic's traumatised children

At classes for youngsters suffering from PTSD, girls draw pictures of men with guns, missing limbs and lost children.

The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka

Louis Sarno went to record the music of the Central African Republic's Bayaka community in the 80s and never turned back.

Cameroon hostages freed from captivity in Central African Republic

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Eleven hostages from Cameroon were freed on Sunday following 16 months of captivity, after having been abducted by a militia group from the Central African Republic, a statement from the Cameroonian presidency sa...

UN: Dealing with rape in Central African Republic

As UN debates for its new secretary-general, sex assault by peacekeepers in CAR must be eradicated once and for all.

WELL, THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY YOU KNOW: High tech communications and helicopters combined for a dar…

WELL, THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY YOU KNOW: High tech communications and helicopters combined for a daring rescue in the middle of the Central African Republic. Using a Delorme inReach satellite device while being shot at by armed guerrillas of the Lord’s Resistance Army, two travelers contacted RedPoint Resolutions which arranged for a helicopter pick […]

Central African Republic Doctor Pleads for Help

BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When violence erupted in the Central African Republic three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled the capital Bangui, including most doctors and medical students at the main children'sShow More Summary

Ripcord Evacuates Hunter from CAR After Attack by LRA Militants

Ripcord Rescue Travel InsuranceTM  has evacuated a Hunting Report subscriber from Central African Republic (CAR) after he and his hunting party were The post Ripcord Evacuates Hunter from CAR After Attack by LRA Militants appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

UN Should Deny Involvement of Georgian Peacekeepers in CAR Sexual Abuse

Information on alleged involvement of Georgian military in sexual abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) was false, according to Georgia's Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli.

Women’s rights groups in Niger push forward on gender equality

As part of its “Step It Up for Gender Equality” initiative, the United Nations’ U.N. Women group is keeping track of which countries are making commitments to close the gender equality gap. While the Central African Republic has made a commitment, Canada has not. Pakistan also made a commitment, but not Peru. Why do governments […]

Congolese Politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Sentenced to 18 Years for War Crimes

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Mr. Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, led a militia that committed crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic.

Congolese gets 18 years for Central African Republic war crimes

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday for heading a 2002-03 campaign of rape and murder in neighboring Central African Republi...

Aid & development links: child abuse and the UN, randomised controls, ivory smuggling and more

The UN has woefully mismanaged the response to horrific allegations of the sexual abuse of children by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Citing impunity and lack of accountability, the whistle-blower who originally revealed the incidents has now resigned. Show More Summary

Central African Republic: Raped and Abandoned as War Rages

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The attack started while she was drawing water for her family. “Sophie,” then 20 years old, was returning to her home in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), when she heard that the Seleka, mostly Muslim fighters who had ousted the previous government, had burned down her family’s house. Show More Summary

Yes, Central African Republic is a real country. But it’s a very different kind of country.

When ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from his country in March 2004 by the U.S. military, the pilots flying him abroad were given a destination they had never heard of — the Central African Republic (CAR). “Is that a real country?” they reportedly asked their superiors. Yes, it is. But its politics and governance […]

Lord's Resistance Army rebels kidnap 17 in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - Lords Resistance Army rebels have kidnapped 17 people from a village in eastern Central African Republic, a senior local official said on Thursday.

Uganda says will withdraw troops hunting rebels in Central African Republic

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda plans to withdraw by the end of the year troops involved in an operation to hunt down Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Central African Republic, a military spokesman said on Friday.

U.N. Whistleblower Resigns after Suspension

Anders Kompass leaked a report which exposed a child sex abuse scandal, where French peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. He was suspended for the leak, but when the United Nations did nothing, Kompass resigned. Photo by UN Geneva

Congo-Brazzaville Peacekeepers ‘Killed 18’ in Central African Republic: HRW

Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people while stationed in Central African Republic (CAR), according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Almost 13,000 peacekeepers are deployed in CAR as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission known as MINUSCA. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s ‘Malware-like’ Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Cost Anti-Poaching NonProfit Thousands, Group Says

The Chinko Nature Reserve is a pristine area lying in the center of Africa, unperturbed for millennia by civilization. Located in the southeastern part of the Central African Republic, the reserve is over 400 miles from the country’s...Show More Summary

Fan shot outside Central African Republic stadium at game

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s security minister says a man fatally shot a fan outside the stadium where the country beat Angola in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. Jean Serge Bokassa said Sunday that a man believed to be a Muslim militia member pulled out a gun and shot the […]

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