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Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Central African Republic Rebel Attack

Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Central African Republic Rebel Attack

THE latest attacks by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have left a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper dead. A Burundian member of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed in Bambari in the central Ouaka Prefecture (Province) after alleged militants of the Muslim extremist Movement for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clashes Leave Scores Dead in Central African Republic

Clashes Leave Scores Dead in Central African Republic

Twenty-five people have been killed following two days of violence around the central town of Bambari. The UN warns of a “rise in tension in certain regions” of the Central African Republic. The UN force MINUSCA said Saturday that increasingly frequent bouts of deadly violence between rival sectarian militias claimed at least 25 lives in […]

Deploring Recent Violence, UN Envoy Says ‘Dialogue Is Only Way Out of This Crisis’

Deploring Recent Violence, UN Envoy Says ‘Dialogue Is Only Way Out of This Crisis’

Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, the top United Nation official in the crisis-riven country strongly deplored the use of violence to resolve differences and had called on all Central Africans to exercise restraint “to avoid an increase of violence with serious consequences.” In […]

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