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Wednesday, 07-23-14, 12:00CAR Reconciliation Talks End This Day[Cameroon Tribune]Armed militias are expected to sign a deal ending hostilities before eventual negotiations on a comprehensive agreement. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 12:00Rebels Want Country Partitioned[Cameroon Tribune]Armed militias are expected to sign a deal ending hostilities before eventual negotiations on a comprehensive agreement. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 10:14Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence[VOA]Peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have been suspended, after the main rebel group failed to show up for the second day of the session. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:27Targeting CAR's Predators[IRIN]Bangui -The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report by a panel of experts on CAR also presents evidence on the groups' sources of funding and weapons, and names individuals believed to be involved in trafficking natural resources, and funding, organizing and mani read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:22Why Inclusive Dialogue Matters in CAR[African Arguments]Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit 'Cinq Kilo' - Bangui's largest market. 'It's rowdy, but fun.' He said. 'Take someone local with you; it's famous for pickpockets too.' I liked the market, and soon felt confident enough to take one of the shared yellow public taxis back there alone. Speaking Arabic helped me bargain, as the vast majority of traders in Cinq Kilo were Muslim. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 20:58Ban Urges Central Africans to Seize Reconciliation Talks to Usher in Era of Peace[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and "open a new page in their history." read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:58The Death of Jonas Kayoungu[HRW]We found the old man's body just off the road. My sharp-eyed driver had spotted it in the shadows. Unsure whether he was alive or dead, we stopped to check. It was an elderly man, perhaps in his late 60s, lying face up with his arms outstretched. He held a walking stick in one hand and two goats, tethered to a line, were standing nearby. Blood was pouring out of the wound in his neck where he had been shot. But there was no pulse. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:55No Amnesty for Serious Crimes[HRW]Nairobi -Mediators and participants at the Brazzaville forum to discuss the Central African Republic crisis should reject any calls for an amnesty for serious human rights crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. read more...
Saturday, 07-19-14, 8:43Women in Conflict Zones At Risk of Violence, Discrimination[VOA]U.N. Human Rights experts are expressing concern about the widespread violence and discrimination to which women in conflict-ridden Central African Republic and Syria are subjected. C.A.R. and Syria are two of eight countries examined by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which monitors States Compliance to existing rules. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:19UN Panel - Expel Militia Fighters From CAR Armed Forces[VOA]U.N. experts have called for militia fighters to be expelled from the Central African Republic's armed forces, but other observers said that's easier said than done and might jeopardize upcoming peace talks. read more...

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