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Rising violence in Central African Republic displaces 1.1 million

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Central African Republic risks return to major conflict - UN report

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Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

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Truck accident in Central African Republic kills 78

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77 dead in Central Africa truck accident: Officials

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Central African Republic: UN mission mandate extended
Moroccan peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on patrol in Bangassou. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. 15 November 2017 – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), until 15 November 2018, increased the mission’s troop level by 900 military personnel   Read More ...
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UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central African Republic
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday increasing the U.N. peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic by 900 soldiers to a total of 11,650 military personnel. The resolution comes at a time when the impoverished country, known as CAR, faces growing communal tensions, spreading violence and a deteriorating humanitarian situation. France’s U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre, who sponsored the resolution, said that with deteriorating security and increasing humanitarian needs, the Security Council “cannot afford to take the risk of allowing CAR to relapse into a crisis as tragic as the one in which it was mired between early 2012 and early 2014   Read More ...
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UN votes to add 900 peacekeepers in Central African Republic
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution increasing the U.N. peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic to a total of 11,650 military personnel. The addition of 900 soldiers comes as the impoverished Central African Republic, known as CAR, faces rising communal tensions, violence and a deteriorating humanitarian situation. France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre, who sponsored the resolution, said Wednesday that the Security Council "cannot afford to take the risk of allowing CAR to relapse into a crisis as tragic as the one in which it was mired between early 2012 and early 2014   Read More ...
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UN opens probe of peacekeepers' response in CAR
New York - The United Nations on Monday opened an independent investigation to determine whether UN peacekeepers responded appropriately to an outbreak of recent violence in the Central African Republic. A team led by retired Brigadier-General Fernand Marcel Amoussou of Benin will arrive in the country on Tuesday and carry out the investigation until November 28. "The investigation will look into attacks against civilians by armed groups that occurred in close proximity to a presence of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Haute-Kotto, Basse-Kotto, Mbomou and Haut-Mbomou prefectures, as well as the mission's response to these incidents," said a UN statement   Read More ...
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Grenade attack on peace concert in CAR
Seven people are killed and around 20 others injured in a grenade attack on a peace concert and reprisal violence in Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, in two consecutive days, government officials and city residents said. The attack comes as the UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a French-drafted resolution to authorise an extra 900 troops to protect civilians in Central African Republic (CAR) this week   Read More ...
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Attacks in CAR capital leave 7 dead, over 20 injured
Bangui - Four people were killed and over 20 wounded when grenades were thrown into a concert in the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, while revenge attacks later left another three people dead, the UN peacekeeping force and a local official said Sunday. In the first serious incident of violence in Bangui this year, the assault late Saturday saw two unidentified attackers hurl grenades at a cafe called "On the Crossroads of Peace" during a performance, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA   Read More ...
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Around 20 concertgoers injured in C.Africa grenade attack
Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said. The assault late Saturday saw two unidentified attackers hurl a grenade at a cafe named “On the Crossroads of Peace” during a concert by local singer Ozaguin, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA   Read More ...
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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic
Bangui - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press. The additional troops are needed in the southeast after the withdrawal this year of U.S. and Ugandan troops hunting the Lord's Resistance Army rebels, according to the message from mission head Parfait Onanga-Anyanga to the UN's head of peacekeeping operations in New York   Read More ...
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Rising violence in Central African Republic displaces 1.1 million
A record number of people - more than 1.1 million - have been uprooted in Central African Republic by spiralling violence between armed groups which threatens to plunge the country back into full-blown conflict, the United Nations said on Friday. A surge in militia fighting in several hotspots since May has driven the number of people seeking refuge in neighbouring nations to more than 500,000, while about 600,000 are displaced within the country, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said   Read More ...
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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic
By ZACK BADDORF Associated Press BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press. The additional troops are needed in the southeast after the withdrawal this year of U   Read More ...
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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic amidst deadly violence
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops as deadly violence surges again. That’s according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press. The troops would fill a “security vacuum” in the southeast worsened by the recent withdrawal of US special forces hunting the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. Hundreds of people have been killed since May and more than half a million people have been displaced as largely sectarian violence moves into parts of Central African Republic that were spared the worst of the fighting that began in 2013   Read More ...
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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press. The additional troops are needed in the southeast after the withdrawal this year of U   Read More ...
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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press. The additional troops are needed in the southeast after the withdrawal this year of U   Read More ...
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Fresh violence in Central African Republic leads to more displaced – UN agency
15 September 2017 Expressing concern over continued violence in the Central African Republic and the resulting “massive new levels” of displacement, the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the need to ensure that relief workers are not made targets of hostilities and are given the humanitarian security they need to carry out their mission. “Many newly displaced people speak of having witnessed killings, robberies, lootings and kidnappings   Read More ...
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Over a million have fled or been displaced in Central African Republic, UN says
The UN Refugee Agency says Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of people fleeing deadly violence since the beginning of the country's conflict four years ago. The agency told reporters in Geneva on Friday that more than half a million people have fled the impoverished country as violence surges to levels similar to those at the height of the fighting in 2014   Read More ...
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Central African Republic risks return to major conflict - UN report
GENEVA: Deadly ethnic fighting in Central African Republic could descend into a much larger-scale conflict if nothing is done to disarm combatants and defuse tensions, a U.N. report said on Friday. With a fifth of the population displaced since the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted the president in 2013, provoking a backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias, U.N. peacekeepers are struggling to contain simmering violence   Read More ...
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Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal – Rebels in a volatile region of Central African Republic are raping women and killing their male relatives in a "horrific surge" of violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines, Amnesty International warned Friday. The human rights organization interviewed dozens of survivors in Basse-Kotto prefecture in the country's east, where a rebel group known as the UPC has carried out waves of attacks   Read More ...
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Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Rebels in a volatile region of Central African Republic are raping women and killing their male relatives in a "horrific surge" of violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines, Amnesty International warned Friday. The human rights organization interviewed dozens of survivors in Basse-Kotto prefecture in the country's east, where a rebel group known as the UPC has carried out waves of attacks   Read More ...
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Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic
Rebels in a volatile region of Central African Republic are raping women and killing their male relatives in a "horrific surge" of violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines, Amnesty International warned Friday.The human rights organization interviewed dozens of survivors in Basse-Kotto prefecture in the country's east, where a rebel group known as the UPC has carried out waves of attacks   Read More ...
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Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Amnesty International is warning that rebels in a volatile region of Central African Republic are raping women and killing their male relatives in a "horrific surge" of violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines. The human rights organization said Friday it interviewed dozens of survivors in Basse-Kotto prefecture in the country's east, where a rebel group known as the UPC has carried out waves of attacks   Read More ...
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US congressional visit urges Central African Republic aid
Bangui - A US congressman on Thursday called for urgent aid to Central African Republic during a visit to the impoverished country where deadly sectarian violence is surging again. Hundreds of people have been killed this year and more than 600 000 have been displaced. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Associated Press that the international community "has to think about the long-term implications of abandoning our efforts to stabilize this country   Read More ...
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US congressional visit urges Central African Republic aid
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A U.S. congressman on Thursday called for urgent aid to Central African Republic during a visit to the impoverished country where deadly sectarian violence is surging again. Hundreds of people have been killed this year and more than 600,000 have been displaced. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Associated Press that the international community "has to think about the long-term implications of abandoning our efforts to stabilize this country   Read More ...
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UN aid chief warns of signs of genocide in Central African Republic
New York - United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council Tuesday there are early signs of genocide in the violence-plagued Central African Republic, according to diplomats. O'Brien made his remarks in a closed-door meeting - which was not on the official council agenda and was called for by France - following his recent visit to the country, one of the diplomats told AFP   Read More ...
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UN official sees genocide threat in Central African Republic
He spoke with AP after briefing the UN Security Council on his trip behind closed doors at the request of France. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said today he saw "the early warnings of genocide" during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that "there's a terrible development of militias now using ethnic or religious" reasons for attacks   Read More ...
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UN official sees genocide threat in Central African Republic
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said Tuesday he saw "the early warnings of genocide" during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that "there's a terrible development of militias now using ethnic or religious" reasons for attacks. He spoke with AP after briefing the U   Read More ...
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UN official sees genocide threat in Central African Republic
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien says he saw "the early warnings of genocide" during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that "there's a terrible development of militias now using ethnic or religious" reasons for attacks. He spoke with AP after briefing the U   Read More ...
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For the Central African Republic there will be no peace without justice
Kathryn Kraft, The government of the Central African Republic recently signed a peace deal with 13 rebel groups to bring an end to violence that has plagued the country since 2013. There has been a series of conferences, summits, agreements and plans for peace in the past five years, yet instability in the republic continues. The most recent agreement, signed in June, was no different   Read More ...
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Horror in Central African Republic: ‘I was among the dead and injured’
Bangassou, Central African Republic: Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked. “I was among the dead and injured”, the 54-year-old Ngobo said. Six of his colleagues died in the violence in the southern town of Gambo, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, when members of a group called the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) invaded the facility   Read More ...
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Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work
Photo The United Nations warned on Tuesday of a rapidly worsening armed conflict in the Central African Republic, where tens of thousands of people have fled their homes and aid groups say formerly peaceful areas are now too dangerous for them to carry out their work. The mayhem in the Central African Republic, the landlocked former French colony that is considered the world’s least developed country, is so severe that many citizens have sought temporary asylum in a neighboring country, the Democratic Republic of Congo — not exactly a safe refuge itself   Read More ...
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10,000 shelter in hospital after militants torch refugee camp in Central African Republic
DAKAR – Thousands of people uprooted by violence in Central African Republic are taking refuge in a hospital after armed groups looted and burned a camp for the displaced, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. At least 10,000 people are staying on the grounds of the hospital in the town of Batangafo — 400 km (250 miles) north of the capital Bangui — nearly two weeks after fighting broke out between rival groups, according to the charity   Read More ...
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Thousands shelter in hospital after militants burn refugee camp in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people uprooted by violence in Central African Republic are taking refuge in a hospital after armed groups looted and burned a camp for the displaced, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. At least 10,000 people are staying on the grounds of the hospital in the town of Batangafo - 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of the capital Bangui - nearly two weeks after fighting broke out between rival groups, according to the charity   Read More ...
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Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic
Six Red Cross volunteers were earlier this week killed in the Central Africa Republic (CAR). This is the third attack in CAR to claim the lives of Red Cross personnel since the beginning of this year. According to a statement from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the volunteers were taking part in a crisis meeting at a health facility in Gambo in Mbomou prefecture in the south east of the Central African Republic on August 03, 2017   Read More ...
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Six Red Cross workers killed in Central African Republic
Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Six Red Cross workers were killed last week amid violent clashes in southern Central African Republic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday in an updated toll. The bloodshed occurred last Thursday at a health centre in Gambo, 70 kilometres (45 miles) from the town of Bangassou, where nine peacekeepers have been killed since early May, it said in a statement   Read More ...
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6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic
Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year. Antoine Mbao-Bogo, president of the Central African Red Cross, said Wednesday he was "appalled" by news of the killings in the southeast. The circumstances of the attack were not clear, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement   Read More ...
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6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic
Bangui - Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year. Antoine Mbao-Bogo, president of the Central African Red Cross, said on Wednesday he was "appalled" by news of the killings in the southeast. The circumstances of the attack were not clear, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement   Read More ...
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6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic
Six Red Cross volunteers were killed in an attack on a health centre in southeast Central African Republic on Aug. 3, the aid organization said in a statement Wednesday. Civilians and medical staff may also have been killed in the attack, by unknown assailants, the Red Cross, but more details were not yet available. Militia violence has intensified in southeast Central African Republic this year, including attacks on peacekeepers and aid workers, prompting fears of a possible return to large-scale chaos that gripped the country at the peak of a 2013 civil war   Read More ...
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condemns killing of two peacekeepers in Central African Republic
“This incident brings to nine the number of peacekeepers killed in service in Bangassou since the beginning of the year,” said a statement issued this morning by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. According to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), two of its Moroccan peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in Bangassou by suspected anti-Balaka fighters, while another peacekeeper was slightly injured   Read More ...
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2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 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 Sunday. A statement says the two peacekeepers were killed by suspected anti-Balaka militia while another peacekeeper was injured. They had been restocking 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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2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
The UN 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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2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 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   Read More ...
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