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2018-03-22 Arrest of Anti-Balaka Leader Jean-Francis Diandi by MINUSCA
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2018-03-21 Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer Due to Stigma
[IPS] Bangui -In the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel military base and locked up in a house-turned-prison guarded by six armed men.

2018-03-21 Alarmed By Plight of CAR Refugees in Chad, UN Urges Funding to Scale Up Humanitarian Response
[UN News] Thousands of refugees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to Chad are facing food and shelter shortages, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that this is the largest influx in four years into the small landlocked country.

2018-03-21 Harambee Stars Duo Out of Comoros, CAR Friendly Matches
[Nation] Marrakech -Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe is set to miss the team's international friendly matches against Comoros and Central Africa Republic on Monday and Thursday next week respectively.

2018-03-20 NGOs Flee After Rebels Run Riot
[CAJ News] Bangui -HUMANITARIAN groups have suspended operations in volatile parts of the Central African Republic (CAR) as militia violently protests the killing of a rebel leader and arrest of another.

2018-03-20 Thousands of Refugees on 'Starvation Diet' in Chad
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of Central African refugees who fled to southern Chad late last year to escape escalating violence are short of food, shelter, medical care and other essential relief.

2018-03-16 State Agents Fingered in Grave CAR Violations
[CAJ News] Bangui -STATE agents and rebel groups have perpetrated at least 55 human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the past week. Twenty-eight violations have been blamed on armed rebel groups while 27 are attributed to government agents.

2018-03-15 Child Brides Fight for Daughters' Rights
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -Mothers in Bangui's Muslim PK5 quarter are setting up their own businesses and making sure their girls get an education

2018-03-15 Central African Refugees Message to Peacekeepers - We Want Inclusion
[ICTJ] New York -In recent months, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) that erupted five years ago has seemed farther than ever from resolution. In 2017, episodes of extreme identity-based violence brought the toll of displaced people in and from CAR recently to over a million people.

2018-03-12 Rebels Perpetrate Mass Rapes
[CAJ News] Bangui -SCORES of women in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been raped after a rebel group took them hostage as they performed daily chores in the bushes.

2018-03-09 Survivors Describe Rape and Kidnapping By Local Armed Group Outside Bossangoa
[MSF] Bangui -A group of women were taken hostage and raped by a local armed group in western Central African Republic, according to ten survivors who arrived at Bossangoa Hospital for emergency medical care on March 3, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

2018-03-09 Six Killed in CAR Rebels' Attacks On Teachers
[CAJ News] Bangui -REBEL groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have killed at least six teachers and education officials as atrocities in the war-torn country escalate.

2018-03-07 More UN Peacekeepers Implicated in Sexual Abuse
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -YET another United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission is embroiled in a sexual scandal after a bishop raised such allegations against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

2018-03-06 'They Amused Themselves With My Body' - Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Stay Silent
[African Arguments] Sexual violence is widespread in the Central African Republic's conflict, including against thousands of men and boys.

2018-03-06 Rape of Men and Boys in the Country Is 'Ignored' Crime
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Fighters have used sexual violence against men and boys as a tool to "humiliate, emasculate, and terrorise" perceived enemies

2018-03-05 Soccer Uniting Foes in War-Ravaged Country
[CAJ News] Bangui -FOOTBALL, aptly called the beautiful game, is hailed as the world's most powerful unifier.

2018-02-28 Lone Warriors Rescue Sex Slaves and Rape Survivors
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangui -"Rebel chiefs come and tell the parents, 'We need your daughter'. It's not a request - it's an obligation"

2018-02-26 Lack of Funding for Aid Operations Means 'People Will Die' - UN Official
[UN News] A senior United Nations relief official is urging the international community to boost support for humanitarian efforts in crisis-gripped Central African Republic (CAR), where nearly half the population requires assistance.

2018-02-26 Road to Peace Remains 'Long and Difficult,' Says UN Envoy
[UN News] The violence plaguing communities across the Central African Republic (CAR) is a reminder that despite the efforts of all stakeholders, the path to peace, stability and reconciliation in the country remains long and difficult, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Thursday.

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