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Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Police Advisors in Central Africa Republic Get UN Medals

[New Times] The United Nations on Wednesday decorated 36 Rwandan police officers operating under its mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). (AllAfrica)

Wheels of Justice Turning in Bangui

[HRW] Last week I was in Sibut, a town north of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. People displaced by recent violence in Bambari, in the center of the country, were making their way to Sibut and told me what happened to them. (AllAfrica)

The Country Continues Slide to Full-Scale War

[VOA] The United Nations reports Central African Republic's five-year-old civil war is intensifying and has now spread to practically all parts of the country, even to those areas in northern and central CAR that have been relatively stable. (AllAfrica)

Internet Rollout Defies Worsening Civil War

[CAJ News] Bangui -GLOBAL organisations are braving the escalating civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide shared internet connectivity services and security telecommunications across the country. (AllAfrica)

More Refugees Flee Carnage

[VOA] Thousands of people continue to flee violence in the troubled Central African Republic and the United Nations says many lack access to humanitarian care. Its response plan requesting $515 million launched in January is barely 10 percent funded. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Seek Refuge in DR Congo

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports an uptick in fighting in south-eastern Central African Republic has driven more than 7.000 people to abandon their homes and seek refuge in a remote area in DR Congo over the past week. (AllAfrica)

Crucial Court for Victims

[HRW] Recent violence in the Central African Republic makes the country's new Special Criminal Court especially important as a means to offer justice to victims of brutal crimes committed during the country's conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

CAR Prime Minister Arrives in Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -A high-ranking delegation led by the Central African Republic Prime Minister , Simplice Matthew , arrived in the Country, Wednesday to extend condolenceS on martyrdom of Salih Abu Huniyah. guard at house of Sudan ambassador to Bangui. (AllAfrica)

First Vice - President Receives Condolences of CAR On Martyrdom of Salih Abu Haniya

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, has received the condolences of the government and people of the Central African Republic on martyrdom of Salih Abu Haniya, the guard at the house of Sudan Ambassador to Bangui lately during an assault launched on the ambassador's residence. (AllAfrica)

Chief of Defence Staff Meets CAR President

[New Times] A delegation of senior military officers led by the Chief of Defence Staff of Rwanda Defence Forces, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba, on Tuesday concluded a two-day working visit to Central Africa Republic where they held talks with senior leaders of the country, including the President. (AllAfrica)

Army Deploys Mechanised Infantry Battle Group to CAR

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) on Sunday started the deployment of the main body of a Mechanised Infantry Battle Group to United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MUNUSCA). (AllAfrica)

Sudan Summons CAR Envoy Over Bangui Attack

[Nation] Sudan has summoned the Central African Republic (CAR) ambassador to protest the deadly attack on its embassy in Bangui, Foreign Affairs ministry said. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Condemns Violence in Bangui

[UN News] Voicing concern over inflammatory rhetoric in the wake of widespread violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all actors to remain calm and to work together to bring peace to the country. (AllAfrica)

Bangui Hit By Violence, Pastor Killed

[Deutsche Welle] Unidentified gunmen have killed at least 12 people in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Among them were churchgoers and a pastor who had campaigned for peace with local Muslims. (AllAfrica)

Why Bemba and His Lawyers Will Receive New Sentences for Witness Tampering

[Bemba Trial Website] Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba and his two former lawyers with whom he was convicted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will receive new sentences for tampering with witnesses. The two other individuals, who were also convicted in the same trial, had their sentences confirmed by appeals judges. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic - UN Defends Role in Bangui Clashes

[Deutsche Welle] More than 20 people died in clashes when UN troops conducted an operation in the volatile PK5 neighborhood of Bangui earlier this month. DW spoke to the head of the mission. (AllAfrica)

Bemba Seeks Access to Confidential ICC Records On His Financial Status

[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba is seeking to gain access to all confidential records related to his assets and financial status that are in the possession of the Registry of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The records were filed in the Congolese opposition leader's main trial in which he was convicted and handed an 18-year prison term. However, Melinda Taylor, who represents him in a separate trial over witness tampering, says these records are needed in preparing sentencing submissions. (AllAfrica)

Hospitals Under Pressure After Clashes in Bangui

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It is the worst violence seen in the capital since 2015 (AllAfrica)

'I Just Want to Live Like a Normal Man'- What's Stopping CAR Disarming?

[African Arguments] Speaking to combatants in the Central African Republic reveals their true motivations for taking up arms. (AllAfrica)

Peacekeeper Killed in Central African Republic

[New Times] One Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed elements on Tuesday, April 10. (AllAfrica)

Natural Wealth So Close but Yet So Far for Most

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] On February 6, 2018 André Zibč's wife gave birth to a baby girl on the floor of his hut in Bogani village. All six of the couple's children were born this way. The nearest health clinic, which is a difficult walk through six kilometres of thick natural forest, has no doctors, only first-aiders. "We are suffering," says Zibč. (AllAfrica)

'Blue Helmet' Killed in Central African Republic - UN Mission Condemns Attack

[UN News] One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and 11 others were wounded early Tuesday morning when the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was attacked by rebel fighters. (AllAfrica)

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Central African Republic

[HRW] This submission has been prepared by Human Rights Watch for the third cycle review of the Central African Republic in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It is based on information obtained through research conducted since the second cycle review of the Central African Republic. This submission covers a period of intense conflict, during which civilians have borne the brunt of violence perpetrated by armed groups. While Human Rights Watch has reported on a range of human rights abuses in (AllAfrica)

Harambee Stars Hit By CAR in Marrakech

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Ten-man Harambee Stars suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of 121st placed Central African Republic (CAR) in their second FIFA friendly match played in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Beleaguered Kenya Lose to Lowly CAR

[Nation] Marrakech -Ten-man Kenya on Tuesday struggled against a physically-imposing Central Africa Republic side in an international friendly at the Stade de Marrakech to lose 3-2. (AllAfrica)

Scores Killed in Renewed CAR Rebellion

[CAJ News] Bangui -AN unspecified number of people, including a Catholic priest and children, have been killed after a clash between rival rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

Wanyama Out of Stars' CAR Tuesday Friendly

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars will be without skipper Victor Wanyama when they face the Central African Republic (CAR) in the second of their two friendly matches in Marrakech, Morocco on Tuesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Arrest of Anti-Balaka Leader Jean-Francis Diandi by MINUSCA

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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. (AllAfrica)

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. (AllAfrica)