New Allegation of Sexual Abuse Surfaces At UN Mission

[UN News] United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

[UN News] United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

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Rebels Accused of Rape Spree in CAR Conflict

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ARMED groups in the Central African Republic have abused rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. The serious human rights violations have persisted during the five-year conflict between Christian militants and Muslim radicals. …

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ARMED groups in the Central African Republic have abused rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. The serious human rights violations have persisted during the five-year conflict between Christian militants and Muslim radicals. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as anti-balaka, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide. Army commanders have allegedly tolerated widespread sexual violence b

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Sexual Violence As Weapon of War

[HRW] New York -Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Commanders have tolerated wid…

[HRW] New York -Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Commanders have tolerated widespread sexual violence by their forces and, in some cases, appear to have ordered it or committed it themselves.

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Disabled Disadvantaged From Fleeing

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -FOR the past few weeks, Central African Republic (CAR) cities such as Zemio have evolved from battlefields for rival rebel groups to ghost towns. Around 10 000 people fled the south-eastern town at the height of the conflict and so…

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -FOR the past few weeks, Central African Republic (CAR) cities such as Zemio have evolved from battlefields for rival rebel groups to ghost towns. Around 10 000 people fled the south-eastern town at the height of the conflict and sought refuge in the bushes or surrounding areas. Another estimated 10 000 crossed the border over to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and are staying in a makeshift camps. Almost everybody has left. The population has dropped from 21 000 to under 1 000. "Th

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Yaounde Seals Border as Fresh Violence Escalates

[VOA] Business activity has come to a standstill as Cameroon has sealed its northern border with the troubled Central African Republic following escalating violence in the neighboring country. Cameroon says several of its citizens have been kidnapped a…

[VOA] Business activity has come to a standstill as Cameroon has sealed its northern border with the troubled Central African Republic following escalating violence in the neighboring country. Cameroon says several of its citizens have been kidnapped and taken to C.A.R. by armed groups.

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Avoiding the Worst in Central African Republic

[ICG] Resurgent armed groups in Central African Republic are killing many civilians and causing widespread displacement. Government forces and the UN are in a weak position, and there are no quick solutions. To contain the violence, the government and …

[ICG] Resurgent armed groups in Central African Republic are killing many civilians and causing widespread displacement. Government forces and the UN are in a weak position, and there are no quick solutions. To contain the violence, the government and international actors must agree on a roadmap for peace with armed groups that combines both incentives and coercive measures.

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The Country Must Combat Impunity to Achieve Peace, President Says

[VOA] In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the president of Central African Republic told the 47-member body the road to peace for his embattled country lies in combating impunity and making people accountable for their crimes.

[VOA] In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the president of Central African Republic told the 47-member body the road to peace for his embattled country lies in combating impunity and making people accountable for their crimes.

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RDF Troops Depart for CAR

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Forces yesterday completed the deployment of additional 140 troops to reinforce the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Forces yesterday completed the deployment of additional 140 troops to reinforce the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

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Rwanda Deploys More Troops to CAR Next Week

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will next week deploy a motorised infantry company of 140 troops to Central African Republic to reinforce a United Nations peacekeeping force in that country, the military has said.

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will next week deploy a motorised infantry company of 140 troops to Central African Republic to reinforce a United Nations peacekeeping force in that country, the military has said.

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