Raped, Injected With Poison, Family Killed - One Woman's Story
[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the SĂ©lĂ©ka 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 - turned on her.
Armed Groups Using Schools
[HRW] Nairobi -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.
Central African Republic's Lost Generation
[HRW] Soldiers camping out in schools and breaking up desks for firewood is common in parts of the Central African Republic. According to a United Nations report from November, 20 percent of the country's schools are not operational, many because of misuse by armed groups. Some students were forced out of school four years ago, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels cut a bloody swath through the country and seized the capital. Thousands more children stopped going to school in the ensuing years, as Christian-anim
UN Peacekeepers, Not Just Militants, Occupied Schools in CAR - Rights Group
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A fifth of schools across the country are closed, and one in three children are not in class, with displacement, a lack of teachers, and insecurity to blame
French Prosecutors Want Child-Rape Case Dropped
[RFI] 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.
China Ready to Make Renewed Contributions to CAR Peace
[Focac] United Nations -A Chinese envoy to the UN said Thursday that China is ready to make renewed contributions to peace in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Humanitarian Situation in Central African Republic - Authorities Lobby for Funding
[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Social Affairs and National Reconciliation Virginie Baikoua explained the deteriorating situation to donors in Yaounde on March 15, 2017.
US Army Uses Mothers to Get Kony's Men to Defect
[Observer] 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.
12 Points for the New AU Commission Chair
[ICG] Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation's response to threats to continental peace and security.
CAR Clashes Could Trigger Humanitarian 'Catastrophe'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"There has been a shift from religious to ethnic violence"
UN Slams Threats By Militia Against Civilians, Peacekeepers
[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are "unacceptable" and could be tried as warm crimes.
CAR Rebels Face Prosecution for War Crimes
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -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 individually responsible if such acts continued. "Any attack targeting the civilian population, UN and humanitarian personnel is a wa
What's Gone Wrong?
[IRIN] There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra 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.
Returnees Face Challenges, Insecurity
[VOA] The government of the Central African Republic shut down the displaced persons' camp at the airport in its capital and sent the camp's 30,000 remaining residents packing. Many have returned to their old neighborhoods, but say they do not feel safe.