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
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 intolerance and violence continue to rage on in the Central African Republic.
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic opens investigation into allegation of child sexual abuse against peacekeeper
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.
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...
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.
The United Nations is investigating allegations of sex abuse from several boys by French soldiers in the Central African Republic in 2014.
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
If we pull out of Central African Republic now, the killing fields may soon return.
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