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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78

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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78

- BANGUI: Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 10 km (6 miles) outside the town of Bambari, around 300 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum
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Now, 77 dead in Central Africa truck accident

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Now, 77 dead in Central Africa truck accident

- Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, officials said Wednesday. The accident took place Tuesday between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. “Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the morgue at the regional hospital in Bambari and 18 (were taken) by their relatives for burial,” Bambari hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP
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Hip-hop offers hope in Central African Republic

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Hip-hop offers hope in Central African Republic

- Lionel Fotot once watched a crowd kill a 6-year-old Muslim boy with a machete. He can’t shake the memories of the brutalities he witnessed as Central African Republic collapsed into sectarian violence. So the young hip hop artist was heartened when his One Force group, comprised of Christians and Muslims, performed to a packed crowd at the largest venue in the capital, the 20,000-seat Barthelemy Boganda Stadium
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Hip hop in Central African Republic brings hope in crisis

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Hip hop in Central African Republic brings hope in crisis

- BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Lionel Fotot once watched a crowd kill a 6-year-old Muslim boy with a machete. He can't shake the memories of the brutalities he witnessed as Central African Republic collapsed into sectarian violence. So the young hip hop artist was heartened when his One Force group, comprised of Christians and Muslims, performed to a packed crowd at the largest venue in the capital, the 20,000-seat Barthelemy Boganda Stadium
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UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

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UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

- BANGUI, Central African Republic: A damning United Nations report on Tuesday (May 30) alleged horrific crimes in the Central African Republic including rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and the use of child soldiers, which could amount to war crimes and even genocide. The UN said "appalling" crimes over 12 years between 2003 and 2015 were committed by the army, armed groups and international forces
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UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

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UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

- Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - A damning United Nations report on Tuesday alleged horrific crimes in the Central African Republic including rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and the use of child soldiers, which could amount to war crimes and even genocide. The UN said "appalling" crimes over 12 years between 2003 and 2015 were committed by the army, armed groups and international forces
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  ICC calls for an end to violence in Central African Republic – Kass Media Group

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  ICC calls for an end to violence in Central African Republic – Kass Media Group

- THE HAGUE, (Xinhua) — All individuals and groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) engaged in violence must desist, and perpetrators of recent serious crimes committed against civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarian workers will be brought to justice, warned Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. Violence and clashes between armed groups in several parts of CAR have increased in the last months
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Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says

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Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says

- Roaming militias spurred by ethnic, religious rivalries have stepped up violence in recent months Related Stories Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, UN officials and aid workers said on Sunday. The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou on the Congolese border have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry and appeared to be aimed at Muslims, they said, in the latest sign that the multi-year conflict is worsening
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Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN

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Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN

- Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others were missing following an attack on their convoy in the southeast of Central African Republic, the UN said Tuesday. The convoy was attacked on Monday evening near Yogofongo village, more than 470 kilometres (290 miles) east of the capital Bangui, close to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the MINUSCA peacekeeping mission said
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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Attackers in Central African Republic ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocco, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding eight others, Cambodian and U.N. officials announced Tuesday. Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan peacekeeper were also reported missing after Monday's surprise assault and may have been kidnapped, Cambodian officials said
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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- Cambodia’s prime minister says a Cambodian soldier attached to the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has been killed in an ambush. Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that another Cambodian peacekeeper was also wounded and three more are missing after their convoy was attacked on Monday. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Central African Republic has been embroiled in chaos since 2013, when Muslim rebels overthrew the nation’s Christian president
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UPDF begins Central African Republic withdrawal

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UPDF begins Central African Republic withdrawal

- Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has begun withdrawing from the Central Africa Republic where it has since 2012 been part of the African Union Regional Task Force. The first batch of troops was been received today in Gulu by the Chief of Staff Land Forces, Brig Katsigazi Tumusiime, and 4 Division commander, Brig Emmanuel Kanyesigye according to a UPDF statement. The decision to withdraw was premised on the realization that the mission to neutralize the LRA has now been successfully achieved
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At least 50 killed by armed men in Central Africa

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At least 50 killed by armed men in Central Africa

- Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes told AFP. Prosper Tchoulekrayo, who escaped from Yasseneme village, said the attackers had “fired indiscriminately on the inhabitants”. “The provisional toll of the attacks in the Agoudou Manga, Yasseneme and Ngouyanza is at least 50 dead
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Central Africans Use Radio Network to Stay Safe from LRA

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Central Africans Use Radio Network to Stay Safe from LRA

- FENZANE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — Two decades after the Lord’s Resistance Army began terrorizing civilians in northern Uganda, the LRA boasts just a fraction of its former strength, about 100 to 150 fighters active in parts of central Africa. However, the communities most at risk of attack have little protection in remote lawless regions of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the village
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3 dead as chopper crashes in Central African Republic park

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3 dead as chopper crashes in Central African Republic park

- Johannesburg - A group that runs 10 national wildlife parks in Africa says a helicopter it chartered in Central African Republic has crashed, killing all three people on board. African Parks said on Wednesday that the aircraft was being used for law enforcement work in Chinko, a park that the Johannesburg-based group manages in the eastern part of the country. The group says the helicopter crashed while approaching a landing
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Ireland gave €150m in overseas aid in 2016

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Ireland gave €150m in overseas aid in 2016

- Ireland donated a large sum of money to nine African causes this year with South Sudan the most popular cause with over €11m donated by Irish people. Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received some €4m while the Central African Republic (CAR) received over €6m. The funding includes costs associated with deployment of 37 rapid responders and 357 tonnes of emergency relief stocks to these and other
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2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two Moroccan peacekeepers have been killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed on Sunday. A statement Tuesday says the two peacekeepers were killed by suspected anti-Balaka militia while another peacekeeper was lightly injured. They had been refilling water for the town's humanitarian needs when they were attacked. Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months   Read More ...
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chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic 24 July 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of a UN peacekeeper on Sunday in the Central African Republic, urging the country's authorities to investigate this incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. A Moroccan peacekeeper of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed in the south-eastern city of Bangassou in an attack allegedly carried out by anti-Balaka militias   Read More ...
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Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic
The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Morocco has been killed in Central African Republic. A statement today morning says the peacekeeper was killed yesterday in the southeastern town of Bangassou by suspected anti-Balaka militias. The statement says three other peacekeepers were injured. Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months   Read More ...
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Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack
Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack Christian militia in the Central African Republic have attacked United Nations peacekeepers who were protecting a convoy of water trucks. One Moroccan UN soldier was killed and three others injured. The attack took place in the southern diamond-mining town of Bangassou. Christian militia have been attempting to seize a cathedral housing hundreds of displaced Muslims, who have been sheltering in the compound since a wave of ethnic killings in May   Read More ...
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Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Morocco has been killed in Central African Republic. A statement Monday morning says the peacekeeper was killed Sunday in the southeastern town of Bangassou by suspected anti-Balaka militias. The statement says three other peacekeepers were injured. Hundreds of people have been killed in Central African Republic and roughly 100,000 displaced in the past two months   Read More ...
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UN Says Moroccan Peacekeeper Killed In Central Africa
UN Says Moroccan Peacekeeper Killed In Central Africa Bangui, Central African Republic: An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others on Sunday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence. "A MINUSCA (peacekeeping mission) military convoy was targeted by anti-Balaka," it said of the clash in the southern city of Bangassou. The country is struggling to emerge from a civil war that erupted in 2013 following the overthrow of former president Francois Bozize, a Christian, by Muslim rebels from the Seleka coalition   Read More ...
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Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack
Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack Christian militia in the Central African Republic have attacked United Nations peacekeepers who were protecting a convoy of water trucks. One Moroccan UN soldier was killed and three others injured. The attack took place in the southern diamond-mining town of Bangassou. Christian militia have been attempting to seize a cathedral housing hundreds of displaced Muslims, who have been sheltering in the compound since a wave of ethnic killings in May   Read More ...
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Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns
Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. More than 300 people have been killed and 100,000 displaced since May as violence that began in 2013 moves into the impoverished country's central and southeastern regions, prompting warnings of a national conflict roaring back to life   Read More ...
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Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns
Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns Bangassou - Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2 000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. More than 300 people have been killed and 100 000 displaced since May as violence that began in 2013 moves into the impoverished country's central and southeastern regions, prompting warnings of a national conflict roaring back to life   Read More ...
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Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns
Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns BANGASSOU, Central African Republic – Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. More than 300 people have been killed and 100,000 displaced since May as violence that began in 2013 moves into the impoverished country's central and southeastern regions, prompting warnings of a national conflict roaring back to life   Read More ...
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Warnings issued as violence returns to Central African Republic
Warnings issued as violence returns to Central African Republic than 300 people have been killed and 100,000 displaced since May Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia   Read More ...
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Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns
Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns BANGASSOU, Central African Republic (AP) — Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia   Read More ...
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Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns
Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns BANGASSOU, Central African Republic (AP) — Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy. The city, spared sectarian bloodshed until May, now has more than 2,000 Muslim residents forced to take refuge at the local cathedral after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia   Read More ...
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Central African Republic could plunge back into full-blown crisis - UN aid chief
Central African Republic could plunge back into full-blown crisis - UN aid chief Spiralling violence between armed factions in Central African Republic could plunge the country back into a large-scale humanitarian crisis four years after conflict first erupted, the United Nations' aid chief and agencies said on Tuesday. A surge in fighting between militias in several hotspots has uprooted more than 100,000 people since April, in the worst spell of displacement since the peak of the conflict in 2014, say aid groups including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)   Read More ...
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Why are civilians still being killed in the CAR?
Why are civilians still being killed in the CAR? Bangui, Central African Republic Over the past few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed and more than 100,000 others forced to flee their homes in escalating violence in the Central African Republic. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) has repeatedly come under scrutiny for its inability to protect civilians. Human rights activists claim that the 12,000-strong peacekeeping force hasn't effectively contained the violence by armed groups operating across the country   Read More ...
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Medical charity suspends work in Central African Republic town after militants kill baby
By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) suspended operations on Wednesday in the town of Zemio in southeastern Central African Republic after militants shot and killed a baby in a hospital hosting thousands of people displaced by violence. Two armed men entered the hospital in Zemio - about 1,000 km (620 miles) east of the capital Bangui - on Tuesday and threatened a family before opening fire on them, shooting the baby in the head and killing her instantly, according to MSF   Read More ...
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Bodies in the streets amid Central African Republic fighting
BANGUI, Central African Republic – Bodies lie in the streets of Zemio, the stench filling the air as homes burn and thousands flee the Central African Republic town recently hit by violence between warring militias. More than 15,000 people have been displaced from the southeastern town that had been spared until last week, as sectarian fighting that has devastated the country since 2013 has worsened in parts of the central and southeastern regions   Read More ...
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Bodies in the streets amid Central African Republic fighting
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Bodies lie in the streets of Zemio, the stench filling the air as homes burn and thousands flee the Central African Republic town recently hit by violence between warring militias. More than 15,000 people have been displaced from the southeastern town that had been spared until last week, as sectarian fighting that has devastated the country since 2013 has worsened in parts of the central and southeastern regions   Read More ...
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Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78
Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78 Bangui - Local officials say that more than 78 people have been killed after a truck overturned in an accident in Central African Republic's city of Bambari. Oumar Tidjani, a member of the young Muslims association of Ouaka, said on Thursday that 75 others were injured at the Ngouro bridge about 13km from Bambari. He said the victims are mostly traders who piled into the truck to go to the weekly market in Maloum   Read More ...
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Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78
Oumar Tidjani, a member of the young Muslims association of Ouaka, said today that 75 others were injured at the Ngouro bridge about 13 kilometers from Bambari. Local officials say that more than 78 people have been killed after a truck overturned in an accident in Central African Republic's city of Bambari. Oumar Tidjani, a member of the young Muslims association of Ouaka, said today that 75 others were injured at the Ngouro bridge about 13 kilometers from Bambari   Read More ...
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Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Local officials say that more than 78 people have been killed after a truck overturned in an accident in Central African Republic's city of Bambari. Oumar Tidjani, a member of the young Muslims association of Ouaka, said Thursday that 75 others were injured at the Ngouro bridge about 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Bambari. He said the victims are mostly traders who piled into the truck to go to the weekly market in Maloum   Read More ...
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Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78
Local officials say that more than 78 people have been killed after a truck overturned in an accident in Central African Republic's city of Bambari. Hospital workers confirmed that 59 bodies are in the morgue and at least 18 others are with families for burial. The president's office appealed to drivers to not transport so many people at once given the terrible conditions of the roads   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78
Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78 At least 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in the Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 10 kilometres outside the town of Bambari, around 300 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum   Read More ...
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Central African Republic: Scores killed in lorry crash
Central African Republic: Scores killed in lorry crash At least 77 people have been killed after a lorry loaded with passengers and goods crashed in the Central African Republic, officials say. Dozens more were injured in the accident near the town of Bambari, about 300km (186 miles) north-east of the capital Bangui. Most of the victims are said to be traders heading to a nearby market. Local residents often travel in overloaded lorries due to lack of other transportation in the country   Read More ...
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77 dead in C Africa truck accident – officials
77 dead in C Africa truck accident – officials BANGUI, Central African Republic (AFP) – At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, officials said Wednesday. The accident took place Tuesday between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. "Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the morgue at the regional hospital in Bambari and 18 (were taken) by their relatives for burial," Bambari hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78
Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78 BANGUI: Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 10 km (6 miles) outside the town of Bambari, around 300 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78 -hospital
Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an overloaded truck crashed along an isolated road in Central African Republic, a doctor at the hospital said on Wednesday. "At the moment, we have counted 78 dead and 72 wounded. Some wounded were taken directly to their homes from the accident scene and died there some time after, but most died here," said Chamberlain Bama, chief doctor at the university hospital in the town of Bambari   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78 - hospital
Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an overloaded truck crashed along an isolated road in Central African Republic, a doctor at the hospital said on Wednesday. "At the moment, we have counted 78 dead and 72 wounded. Some wounded were taken directly to their homes from the accident scene and died there some time after, but most died here," said Chamberlain Bama, chief doctor at the university hospital in the town of Bambari   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78
Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 10 km (6 miles) outside the town of Bambari, around 300 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78: hospital
BANGUI Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 10 km (6 miles) outside the town of Bambari, around 300 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum   Read More ...
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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78 - hospital
BANGUI (Reuters) - Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an overloaded truck crashed along an isolated road in Central African Republic, a doctor at the hospital said on Wednesday. "At the moment, we have counted 78 dead and 72 wounded. Some wounded were taken directly to their homes from the accident scene and died there some time after, but most died here," said Chamberlain Bama, chief doctor at the university hospital in the town of Bambari   Read More ...
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77 dead in Central Africa truck accident: Officials
77 dead in Central Africa truck accident: Officials BANGUI, Central African Republic (AFP) – At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, officials said on Wednesday (July 5). The accident took place on Tuesday between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. “Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the morgue at the regional hospital in Bambari and 18 (were taken) by their relatives for burial,” Bambari hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP   Read More ...
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Now, 77 dead in Central Africa truck accident
Now, 77 dead in Central Africa truck accident Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, officials said Wednesday. The accident took place Tuesday between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. “Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the morgue at the regional hospital in Bambari and 18 (were taken) by their relatives for burial,” Bambari hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP   Read More ...
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77 dead in road accident in Central African Republic
At least 77 people died in a road accident in the Central African Republic, a hospital official said today, a day after the crash between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. Fifty-nine bodies were taken to the hospital morgue in Bambari and 18 others were taken by relatives to be buried, hospital official Michel Zahandji told AFP, while the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) charity said 60 injured people were treated at the hospital   Read More ...
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agency condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic town
agency condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic town 4 July 2017 Strongly condemning an attack against its staff and premises in a northern town of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the importance of safety of aid workers for them to be able to help civilian populations in desperate need. Frequent violence in Kaga Bandoro – located about 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Bangui – has had a significant impact on the local population, displacing many and leaving them in need of humanitarian assistance   Read More ...
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UN condemns attack on staffers in Central African Republic
UN condemns attack on staffers in Central African Republic Dakar - The United Nations refugee agency is condemning an attack on its staffers in Central African Republic. A spokesperson in Geneva on Tuesday said armed men entered the agency's site in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro on Saturday and robbed six UN staffers. The UN says the staffers were threatened at gunpoint. It says staffers have been relocated temporarily to the local base of the UN peacekeeping mission and some will be moved to the capital, Bangui   Read More ...
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UN condemns attack on staffers in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency is condemning an attack on its staffers in Central African Republic. A spokesman in Geneva on Tuesday said armed men entered the agency's site in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro on Saturday and robbed six U.N. staffers. The U.N. says the staffers were threatened at gunpoint. It says staffers have been relocated temporarily to the local base of the U   Read More ...
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UN condemns attack on staffers in Central African Republic
A spokesman in Geneva on Tuesday said armed men entered the agency's site in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro on Saturday and robbed six U.N. staffers. The U.N. says the staffers were threatened at gunpoint. It says staffers have been relocated temporarily to the local base of the U.N. peacekeeping mission and some will be moved to the capital, Bangui   Read More ...
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Hip-hop offers hope in Central African Republic
Hip-hop offers hope in Central African Republic Lionel Fotot once watched a crowd kill a 6-year-old Muslim boy with a machete. He can’t shake the memories of the brutalities he witnessed as Central African Republic collapsed into sectarian violence. So the young hip hop artist was heartened when his One Force group, comprised of Christians and Muslims, performed to a packed crowd at the largest venue in the capital, the 20,000-seat Barthelemy Boganda Stadium   Read More ...
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Hip hop in Central African Republic brings hope in crisis
Hip hop in Central African Republic brings hope in crisis BANGUI, Central African Republic – Lionel Fotot once watched a crowd kill a 6-year-old Muslim boy with a machete. He can't shake the memories of the brutalities he witnessed as Central African Republic collapsed into sectarian violence. So the young hip hop artist was heartened when his One Force group, comprised of Christians and Muslims, performed to a packed crowd at the largest venue in the capital, the 20,000-seat Barthelemy Boganda Stadium   Read More ...
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