Rebel Leader Urges End to CAR Civil War

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THERE is a glimmer of hope in the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) after one of the country’s most feared rebel leaders urged his militants to lay down arms.

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THERE is a glimmer of hope in the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) after one of the country's most feared rebel leaders urged his militants to lay down arms.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

CAR Patients Forced Off Bed, Shot Dead

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -REBEL groups have reportedly dragged patients from hospital beds and shot them dead in the worsening crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR).

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -REBEL groups have reportedly dragged patients from hospital beds and shot them dead in the worsening crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR).

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Africa’s Slowest Moving Fibre Project Takes Another Step Forward – African Development Bank Provides $21 Million for Central African Republic

[Balancing Act] London -Central Africa is probably the largest geographic area of the continent without a wide array of redundant fibre connecting its different countries. The Central African Backbone project was devised to change all that but it has b…

[Balancing Act] London -Central Africa is probably the largest geographic area of the continent without a wide array of redundant fibre connecting its different countries. The Central African Backbone project was devised to change all that but it has been eight years and counting without a great deal happening. Russell Southwood looks at the new announcement and reflects on the snail's pace of progress.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Attacks On Medical Facilities Leave People Without Options

[MSF] “The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl,” says Christelle. “I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly.”

[MSF] "The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl," says Christelle. "I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly."

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

UN Renews Arms Embargo, Threatens More Sanctions

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday renewed an arms embargo against the Central African Republic for another year and added criteria that could lead to new sanctions.

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday renewed an arms embargo against the Central African Republic for another year and added criteria that could lead to new sanctions.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Bishops Call On Fighters to Lay Down Arms

[CISA] Bangui -The Episcopal Conference of Central African Republic has appealed to armed groups controlling parts of the country to stop looting and lay down their arms.

[CISA] Bangui -The Episcopal Conference of Central African Republic has appealed to armed groups controlling parts of the country to stop looting and lay down their arms.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic