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Monday, 02-08-16, 6:50CAR - UN to Send Home Congolese Peacekeepers Over Rape Allegations[New Times] About 120 peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo and DR Congo serving under the UN mission in Central African Republic are to be sent home following cases of sexual abuse and rape. read more...
Sunday, 02-07-16, 6:00Rape By Peacekeepers[HRW] Nairobi -United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic raped or sexually exploited at least eight women and girls between October and December 2015. Among the survivors are a 14-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman who said peacekeepers gang-raped them near Bambari airport in the center of the country. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 12:42New Allegations of Abuse Emerge Against UN Peacekeepers[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported today that it has identified seven new possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the town of Bambari, just days after the UN revealed which countries' troops have been accused of abusing minors. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 12:42New Allegations of Sexual Abuse Emerge Against UN Peacekeepers[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported today that it has identified seven new possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the town of Bambari, just days after the UN revealed which countries' troops have been accused of abusing minors. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 8:36Tensions Rise in Central African Republic As Elections Draw Near[News24Wire] As presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) draw closer, renewed fighting between communities has sparked tensions. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 6:13Bemba Case - Trial Chamber III to Deliver Its Verdict On 21 March 2016 in Open Court[PR Newswire] The Hague -Today, 2 February 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order scheduling the hearing to deliver the verdict in the case The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo on Monday 21 March 2016, at 14:00 (The Hague local time), in open session. The Chamber is composed of Judges Sylvia Steiner (Brazil), presiding, Joyce Aluoch (Kenya) and Kuniko Ozaki (Japan). read more...
Tuesday, 02-02-16, 19:26Hague Court Sets Date for Judgement on Bemba[Bemba Trial Website] On March 31, former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will know whether judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) convict or acquit him of war crimes and crimes against humanity. read more...
Tuesday, 02-02-16, 14:23UN Releases U.S $9 Million to Respond to Urgent Needs[UN News] The country-based Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in the Central African Republic (CAR) has released $9 million for life-saving assistance to 2.3 million people who need urgent support, including those displaced by violence, returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities. read more...
Sunday, 01-31-16, 16:36'France Hopes to End Military Operations This Year'[RFI] Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that France hopes to end its military operation in the Central African Republic this year. Speaking to French media on Sunday, Le Drian said that the aim is to bring the operation to a halt. "I hope this is done during 2016, with small units remaining on the Central African territory as was the case earlier," he said. read more...
Friday, 01-29-16, 13:59UN Reveals More Claims of Sexual Assault By Peacekeepers[Deutsche Welle] The UN human rights office has disclosed new claims of abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. The accused soldiers are said to have been part of the European Union's contingent in the war-torn nation. read more...

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