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Friday, 02-12-16, 12:56New President Must Prioritize the Issue of Civilian Protection - With the Support of the International Community[Oxfam] Central Africans will on Sunday elect a new president whose first task must be to end the violence which continues to devastate the country and provide better protection for its exhausted population. This is only be achievable with the staunch support of the international community. read more...
Friday, 02-12-16, 11:27Ban Appoints Senegalese General As UN Force Commander[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). read more...
Thursday, 02-11-16, 11:05Angolan and CAR Defense Ministers Assess Cooperation[ANGOP] Luanda -The Defense ministers of Angola, João Lourenço, and of the Central African Republic (CAR), Joseph Bindoumi, assessed on Wednesday in Luanda the military cooperation between the two states. read more...
Thursday, 02-11-16, 8:43UN Report Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses[UN News] As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new United Nations report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation's capital late last year has prompted the head of the UN peacekeeping mission there to call for urgent measures in the fight against impunity and to prevent future violations. read more...
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 13:08Presidential Run-Off Set for February 14[CISA] Bangui -The Central African Republic (CAR) presidential run-off and the first round of legislative elections will be held on February 14. read more...
Wednesday, 02-10-16, 9:24Security Council Boosts Number of Corrections Officers for UN Mission[UN News] Determining that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains a threat to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council decided today to maintain the current personnel ceiling of more than 12,800 personnel in the military and police components of the UN peacekeeping operation in the country and to increase the number of corrections officers. read more...
Tuesday, 02-09-16, 11:20Presidential Run-Off - Mr Clean Vs. the Prof[African Arguments] The CAR's run-off will determine much more than just who gets the keys to the presidential office. read more...
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...

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