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Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Observing the Muslim Eid by giving of myself especially at a time when too many innocent humans have been sacrificed by the vanity of political agendas. From Muslim inhabitants in Myanmar, Ogaden, and the Central African Republic, to the broader populations of Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, this has been a particularly bloody year. Show More Summary

Hanging by a Thread

The U.N.'s new mission to the war-torn Central African Republic needs more money, manpower, and training. How can it possibly succeed?

The Cannibal Emperor of Bangui and Africa’s Forgotten Conflict

Image via Getty Tomorrow marks the 35th anniversary of the French-organized military coup that ousted the cannibalistic self-proclaimed Emperor of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa. Today, Bokassa’s former ‘empire’ isShow More Summary

Can the UN halt CAR killings?

The United Nations takes over responsibility for peacekeeping in troubled Central African Republic.

U.S. reopens embassy in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON — The State Department says it’s reopening the U.S. Embassy in the Central African Republic. The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence that left thousands of people dead. The U.N. Show More Summary

U.N. Taking Over Central African Republic Peacekeeping

(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. MoreHow to…

Devastating Sectarian Conflict in Central African Republic Has Killed More than 5,000 This Year

In a new tally by the Associated Press, a longstanding but escalating conflict between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic has taken the lives of more than 5,000 people since December of last year. The...Show More Summary

Why There Are Now U.S. Troops In The Central African Republic

The troops mark the vanguard of Americans to a country that's been struggling to contain recurring outbreaks of violence between Christians and Muslims. The post Why There Are Now U.S. Troops In The Central African Republic appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Report: More Than 5,000 Dead in Central African Republic

(GUEN, Central African Republic) — There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in these two giant pits full of bodies, or why. Yet a handful of village elders are determined that nobody will be forgotten. MoreAfrica and Belgium Generate the Same Amount of Electricity…

Building Sustainable Peace in The Central African Republic

As the UN launchs its peace keeping mission with the arrival of 1,500 troops in the Central African Republic (CAR), a few observers were wondering why it took so long given the extent of the casualties. Les Cercles nationaux de Réflexion sur la Jeunesse (CNRJ) is an NGO in Bangui, CAR that...

Three Italian Nuns Raped, Beaten, Beheaded in Convent

Three elderly Catholic nuns have been brutally raped, beaten, stabbed and beheaded at their convent in the central African republic of Burundi in two separate attacks that were dismissed initially by Italian authorities as a 'botched robbery'. Show More Summary

Fighting between rival factions kills 17 in Central Africa

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At least 17 people were killed in fighting between rival factions of the former rebel movement Seleka in the Central African Republic, an officer in the African peacekeeping force there said Tuesday. The dead were all ex-rebels who battled...Show More Summary

Dozens killed at gold mine held illegally by Islamist Seleka rebels

At least 25 people have died in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic, officials say. The mine, near the city of Bambari, is controlled by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels who are operating it illegally. A senior government official in the capital, Bangui, said the mine did not follow regulations. Show More Summary

Brand new C.Africa government already under fire

A senior member of the Central African Republic's Seleka rebel movement has criticised the country's new government just a day after it was unveiled, in a potential blow for peace. The new government unveiled Friday represents a fresh...Show More Summary

25 dead in Central African gold mine collapse

At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed in the south of the Central African Republic, police said Saturday. "In all, 27 people were buried in the collapse of the gold mine.

C. African Republic Prime Minister Names Cabinet

(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — The prime minister of Central African Republic has named a 31-member cabinet, including representatives of two groups that have been involved in horrific violence for more than a year. Mahamat Kamoun announced the cabinet Friday just hours after interim President Catherine Samba-Panza reiterated confidence in his ability to lead the…

Central Africa unveils new government after deadly clashes

The Central African Republic unveiled its new government on Friday, a broad coalition including representatives from rival armed groups, after fresh fighting between warring militias killed at least eight. Prime Minister Mahamat Kamoun,...Show More Summary

Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high: UN

Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in the Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official said Thursday after a Red Cross volunteer was killed. Claire Bourgeois, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in theShow More Summary

C. Africa clashes kill five, wound dozens

Five people have been killed in fighting this week between armed militants and French peacekeepers in the capital of the Central African Republic, a hospital source said Thursday. The clashes came after several weeks of calm in the city,...Show More Summary

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