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June 23, 2014  Central African Republic: Still A Forgotten Crisis
    "The crisis that has plagued the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012, particularly predation by both authorities and armed groups, has led to the collapse of the state. ... Ending this cycle of predatory rule and moving peacefully to a state that functions and can protect its citizens requires CAR's international partners to prioritise, alongside security, economic revival and the fight against corruption and illegal trafficking. Only a close partnership between the government, UN and other international actors, with foreign advisers working alongside civil servants in key ministries, can address these challenges." - International Crisis Group

March 13, 2014  Central African Republic: UN Force Delayed
    The situation in the Central African Republic is "extremely grave," according to Valerie Amos, the top UN humanitarian relief official. Last month the UN Secretary General called for a full peacekeeping force to be mobilized, as well as immediate additional support for overstretched African and French troops trying to protect civilians. A favorable UN Security Council vote is expected later this month, but the force is not expected to be available until September. And, as of this month, only 20% of the $547 million in humanitarian assistance needed for 2014 had been raised.

December 19, 2013  Central African Republic: Violence Continues to Spiral
    According to two new reports, by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, violence in the Central African Republic continues to spiral upwards, with armed militias identifying with both Muslim and Christian communities guilty of indiscriminate massacres of civilians. Existing international forces, consisting of an AfricanUnion -led force reinforced by French troops, are insufficient, the human rights groups say, calling for a more robust United Nations presence both for security and for humanitarian assistance.

November 27, 2013  Central African Republic: Whose Responsibility to Protect?

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

November 13, 2017  Africa/Global: Counterproductive Counterterrorism
October 30, 2017  Africa/Global: Recent Books Read & Recommended
October 9, 2017  Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets
September 25, 2017  Africa/Global: How Women Lose from Tax Injustice
August 8, 2017  Africa: Bridge to Education, or to Nowhere?
July 31, 2017  Africa: Visa Openness on the Agenda?

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News (allafrica) Nov 18, 2017
Peace Requires More Than a Bigger UN Force
Dozens of Minors Rescued From Rebel Groups
UN Mission Mandate Extended, Additional 'Blue Helmets' Authorized
IFC Helping the Central African Republic Attract Investment to Key Sectors
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