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Friday, 10-17-14, 20:18Militia Target Hospitals[UN News]Armed groups must respect medical facilities and allow patients and medical staff unhindered and safe access to hospitals, two United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) urged as fighting continued in the embattled nation. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 11:36Hearing of Recalled Prosecution Witness in Bemba Trial Postponed[Bemba Trial Website]The hearing scheduled for this week to consider additional evidence from a witness who previously testified for the prosecution in Jean-Pierre Bemba's trial has been cancelled due to undisclosed logistical reasons. read more...
Wednesday, 10-15-14, 14:55French Military Cuts Exclude Operational Forces[RFI]France is to slash 7,500 jobs in its military as part of make major cuts to defence spending. An artillery regiment is to be scrapped, five warships are to be decommissioned and a military hospital to be restructured. read more...
Wednesday, 10-15-14, 14:03UNHCR Calls for Unhindered Humanitarian Access to Assist Displaced Persons in CAR[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 14 October 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. read more...
Wednesday, 10-15-14, 5:12Violence Surges in Bangui[UN News]The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers. read more...
Tuesday, 10-14-14, 14:02UN Wants CAR Citizens to Sink Differences[Cameroon Tribune]The Head of the UN Mission to the country had discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister. read more...
Monday, 10-13-14, 12:49U.S. Deeply Concerned by Ongoing Violence in the Central African Republic[State Department]STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON read more...
Monday, 10-13-14, 9:14Flare-Up in Central African Republic - Yet Another Setback for a Peace Process Going Nowhere[Daily Maverick]For a few months, Bangui has been calm - even the refugees had started to go home. Last week, however, the relative peace was shattered in a new bout of violence that left more than a dozen dead and the interim government looking even more out of control than before. This country has a long, long way to go. read more...
Monday, 10-13-14, 8:53New Explosion of Violence in Central African Republic[HRW]Horrific bloodshed has returned to the streets of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, just weeks after the United Nations took over peacekeeping responsibilities from the African Union. It's the first real test of whether the UN mission, MINUSCA, can bring some relief to the war-torn country following 18 months of bloodcurdling sectarian violence that has left many thousands dead and nearly a quarter of the population homeless and displaced. read more...
Friday, 10-10-14, 20:44Security Council Condemns Deadly Attack On UN Peacekeepers[UN News]Strongly condemning the recent deadly ambush of a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today deplored all attacks and provocations by armed groups against the UN stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA, and underlined that such attacks may be considered war crimes. read more...

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