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Raped, Injected With Poison, Entire Family Murdered – One Woman’s Story in CAR

Raped, Injected With Poison, Entire Family Murdered – One Woman’s Story in CAR

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters – still lingering outside […]

Armed groups in CAR occupying schools, preventing children from getting an education

Armed groups in CAR occupying schools, preventing children from getting an education

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, “No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools in the Central African Republic,” documents how armed groups, and even soldiers from the United Nations […]

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission. What happens next is up to investigating judges in France, but as no one has been charged a trial appears unlikely. France opened a first probe […]

US Army Uses Mothers to Get Joseph Kony’s Men to Defect

US Army Uses Mothers to Get Joseph Kony’s Men to Defect

American special forces deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to support the hunt for Joseph Kony and his LRA rebels have switched from using bullets to blaring recordings from mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles to persuade the militants to defect. According to a report by Wall Street Journal (WSJ), US commandos are relying […]

Central African Republic Rebels Face Prosecution for War Crimes

Central African Republic Rebels Face Prosecution for War Crimes

REBEL groups unleashing violence againstpeacekeepers, aid workers or civilians could be tried for war crimes, the United Nations mission in the disorderly Central African Republic (CAR) warned. The UN Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) warned leaders of the Popular Front for the Rebirth of the Central African Republic (FPRC) they would be held […]

Central African Republic Still Chaotic Despite Elections

Central African Republic Still Chaotic Despite Elections

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority beyond the capital, Bangui, and the rest of the country is as lawless as ever. Fatimatou Issa and her family witnessed […]

Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels’ Coup in Central African Republic

Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels’ Coup in Central African Republic

FORMER elected and self-imposed presidents have been blamed for the crisis in Central African Republic where 14 separate armed groups have taken control of the country. This has rendered the government of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra futile. At least 287 civilians have been killed in the last few weeks. Both François Bozizé, president between 2003 and […]

Rival Rebel Groups Kill Central African Republic Civilians

Rival Rebel Groups Kill Central African Republic Civilians

TENSIONS between rebel groups in the troubled Central African Republic have left scores dead in recent days. Rights groups confirmed rebels from the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC), recently executed 25 people in Bakala after calling them to a school for an allegedmeeting. UPC fighters also executed seven men who were […]

Fresh violence in Central African Republic western town displaces thousands

Fresh violence in Central African Republic western town displaces thousands

Condemning attacks on civilians and non-governmental organizations in a town in Central African Republic (CAR)’s Ouham-Pendé province, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for protecting civilians as well as for unhindered relief access to the affected areas. According to the office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR, outbreak of violence between two armed […]

President Yoweri Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Joseph Kony

President Yoweri Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Joseph Kony

President Yoweri Museveni has urged a regional leaders meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th African Union summit to agree to joint military operations to flush out remnants of the Lords Resistance Army in the Central African Republic. The regional leaders are frustrated that despite a strong regional effort to deal with Joseph Kony […]

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