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Thursday, 09-18-14, 10:30Statement by AU Chairperson on the Transfer of Authority From MISCA to MINUSCA[African Union]Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Ceremony marking the transfer of authority from MISCA To MINUSCA read more...
Thursday, 09-18-14, 6:50Central African Republic - A Day in the Bush[MSF]It is very early in the morning when a car leaves MSF's base in Bambari, Ouaka region, in the centre of Central African Republic, a country burning itself up with violence. The MSF team is heading to Yamale, a small village in the bush some 30 km from Bambari. It isn't far, but the trip takes two hours in the rainy season, as the road is thick with mud. read more...
Wednesday, 09-17-14, 17:55Armed Groups in CAR[IRIN]Bangui -Ceremony of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) taking responsibilities of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) on 15 September 2014. read more...
Wednesday, 09-17-14, 8:22UN Takes Over CAR Peace Mission[New Times]The United Nations formally took over peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) from the African Union on September 15 with a call for member states to contribute more troops and Police personnel "without delay" to restore security and peace in the country. read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 14:12Will UN Deployment Make a Difference in CAR?[African Arguments]Its medals gleaming under the baking Bangui sunshine, the African Union International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) has just said its official au revoir to CAR, as the new UN mission takes over the national security mandate. read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 11:02Is the New UN Mission Doomed to Fail?[Deutsche Welle]The United Nations has launched MINUSCA, its new peace keeping mission to the Central African Republic. Experts believe that the six month mandate is too short to bring stability to the country. read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 10:26When Green Hats Turn Blue - the UN Takes Over in the Central African Republic[Daily Maverick]Here's another one to add to the acronym soup: welcome, Minusca, the UN's new mission in the Central African Republic - which, at the time of writing, looks suspiciously like the African Union force which came before. Except for those smart blue berets. Can the rebranded peacekeepers make a real difference? read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 8:01UN Peacekeepers Deployed[VOA]Bangui -A new U.N. peacekeeping mission is underway in the Central African Republic, one of Africa's poorest and most fragile states, amid doubts over what peace there is to keep. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 12:46Civilians in Danger - New UN Mission Should Urgently Improve Protection[HRW]Amsterdam -The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic should urgently improve protection for civilians in eastern and central parts of the country where sectarian violence is increasing, Human Rights Watch and Stichting Vluchteling, a Netherlands refugee foundation, said today. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 6:27Full Deployment of UN Peacekeepers Urgently Needed to Protect Civilian Lives[AI London]The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys. read more...

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