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Radicals Murder Priest in Rebellion

[CAJ News] Bangui -REBELS have killed a Christian church leader in the crisis torn Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

Kwibohora24 - Thousands Join Rwandan Peacekeepers in CAR Mark Liberation

[New Times] The liberation struggle was launched to restore civil rights of all citizens, provide social services and bring back all refugees to their motherland. (AllAfrica)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Pathway to Peace - UN

[VOA] A U.N. human rights official is urging the government of the Central African Republic to establish, without delay, a truth and reconciliation commission as a pathway to peace. (AllAfrica)

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[African Arguments] Meet the man trying to recreate Uber in CAR's capital of Bangui. (AllAfrica)

Repatriated Anti-Balaka Militiamen in Custody

[Cameroon Tribune] The Central African Republic, CAR Minister of Justice, Flavien Mbata, over the weekend announced that 34 anti-Balaka militiamen from Bangassou in the southeast of the country recently repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, were being held in the capital, Bangui, agency reports said. The deportees, including their leader, "Pino Pino", arrived in the country on June 27, 2018. The suspects were arrested in DRC on May 16, 2018 accused of involvement in the abduction of Cambodian UN peacekeeper (AllAfrica)

Bemba and His Former Lawyers Ask ICC Judges Not to Send Them Back to Jail

[Bemba Trial Website] Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and his two former lawyers, with whom he was convicted for witnesses tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), have asked judges not to send them back to jail. The trio want judges to maintain the earlier sentences handed to them back in March 2017, before the court's Appeals Chamber directed that new sentences be issued. (AllAfrica)

Reconfiguring the African Peace Facility Post-Cotonou

[ISS] The European Union's (EU) partnership accord with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries - also known as the Cotonou Agreement of 2000 - expires in February 2020. As negotiations for a new deal are set to begin in August this year, all eyes will be on the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at this week's summit when he presents a report on the African Common Position on the Cotonou Agreement after 2020. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Slowest Moving Fibre Project Begins to Fall Into Place

[Balancing Act] London -Congo-Brazzaville should take the credit for being the most active country partner in the slow moving Central African Backbone project. It linked to neighboring Gabon in April and is now tendering for links to Cameroon and Central African Republic. Russell Southwood looks at how things are falling into place. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Violate Over 50 Civilians

[CAJ News] Bangui -ARMED groups and state security personnel have committed at least 35 incidents of human rights violations against citizens in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the past week. Some 53 victims suffered the violations. (AllAfrica)

Bemba in Belgium After Release From ICC Detention

[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader freed from International Criminal Court (ICC) detention last Friday, was released to Belgium, whose government did not object to his presence in the country. (AllAfrica)

African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

[allAfrica] Geneva -Gambia's Vice President and Minister for Women's Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more fully optimized. (AllAfrica)

Widows - 'I Was Kicked Out of Our House By His Parents'

[Bhekisisa] If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives. (AllAfrica)

Bemba's Day in Court and Another Blow for the ICC

[African Arguments] In what was arguably the highest-profile conviction in the International Criminal Court's history, the Congolese rebel-turned-politician had been found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced to 18 years in prison. The charges stemmed from atrocities, including rape and murder, committed by troops under his command in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. (AllAfrica)

Acquittal of Bemba a Blow to Victims

[AI London] Following the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s decision to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Solomon Sacco, Head of the International Justice team at Amnesty International, said: (AllAfrica)

Bemba's Release a 'Huge Blow for The Many Victims'

[This is Africa] Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the Congolese ex-vice president, has been given an "interim release" by the International Criminal Court after serving more than 80% of the maximum possible sentence. Bemba will be handed over to neighbouring Belgium, where his wife and five children live. (AllAfrica)

Bemba Set for Release From ICC Detention

[Bemba Trial Website] Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release from detention of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was last Friday acquitted of war crimes. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper - the Second in a Week

[UN News] The United Nations chief has strongly condemned Sunday's attack that killed a peacekeeper in the Central African Republic (CAR); the second 'blue helmet' to lose his life there in the space of a week. (AllAfrica)

Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Car Rebel Attack

[CAJ News] Bangui -THE latest attacks by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have left a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper dead. (AllAfrica)

At One-Month Mark in Ebola Outbreak, Focus Shifts to Remote Areas

[WHO] Geneva -One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. (AllAfrica)

Patients Evacuated As Rebels Take Over Hospital

[CAJ News] Bangui -MORE than 30 patients have been evacuated after armed groups invaded a major hospital in the war torn Central African Republic . (AllAfrica)

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Condemns Central African Republic Hospital Attack 'Inhuman and Unworthy'

[UN News] Weapon-toting intruders at a hospital in war torn Central African Republic (CAR) drew grave condemnation from the United Nations humanitarian coordinator on the ground, calling it "an outrageous violation of international humanitarian law." (AllAfrica)

Rebels Kill Yet Another UN Peacekeeper in CAR

[CAJ News] Bangui -ARMED militants have killed a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper and injured seven others during an attack in the Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

Freed CAR Child Soldiers Rejoin Rebel Groups

[CAJ News] Bangui -SCORES of children released by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have rejoined the rebel movements following their release. (AllAfrica)

Dar Loses Peacekeeper in Central Africa, UN Condemns

[Daily News] THE UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms an attack by armed elements against a patrol unit of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which resulted in one Tanzanian peacekeeper killed and seven others injured. (AllAfrica)

Hate Speech on Social Media Inflaming Divisions

[VOA] A senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross warns hate speech promoted on social media in war-torn Central African Republic is inflaming divisions between the Muslim and Christian communities. (AllAfrica)

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)