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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)


Central African Republic - Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes

[HRW] Bangui -A general amnesty as part of the political dialogue in the Central African Republic would be incompatible with the government's duty to bring those responsible for grave international crimes to justice and with victims' rights to accountability, five Central African and international human rights organizations said today. The groups are Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Central African Human Rights League (LCDH), and Central African Human Rights Ob (AllAfrica)


Judges Close Reparations Proceedings in Bemba's War Crimes Trial

[Bemba Trial Website] Following Jean-Pierre Bemba's acquittal two months ago at the International Criminal Court (ICC), judges have closed the reparations proceedings in the case where the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. (AllAfrica)


Changing Security Landscape - a Catalyst for UN Policy Change?

[Atlantic Council] Amid strong pressure from the Trump Administration, the United Nations (UN) voted at the end of June to cut over $600 million from its peacekeeping budget. The majority of these cuts are set to come from key operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the UN's mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), known by its French acronym MINUSCA, which was originally authorized in April 2014. (AllAfrica)


Six Aid Workers Killed in Car

[CAJ News] Bangui -AT least six humanitarian workers have been killed following attacks by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) this year. (AllAfrica)


Film Shows Art of Survival in Central Africa Airport's 'Tent City'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Tens of thousands of people who fled murderous gangs and set up their own "tent city" inside Central African Republic's main airport are the unlikely stars of an award-winning new film. (AllAfrica)


Impact of the Bemba Acquittal Already Seen in DRC

[Bemba Trial Website] The return of Jean-Pierre Bemba to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday has once again generated attention on the militia leader-turned-politician. His return is less than two months after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted him for the rape, murder, and pillage committed by troops in his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) in the Central African Republic (CAR). The legal aspects of his acquittal have been the subject of substantial discussion, with commentators (AllAfrica)


Killing of 3 Russian Investigative Journalists in Central African Republic Must Be Probed

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Central African Republic, Russia, and the U.N. to investigate the deaths of three Russian journalists killed while on assignment in CAR. (AllAfrica)


Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President?

[Bemba Trial Website] Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President? (AllAfrica)


Russia 'Becoming Part of the Conflict' in CAR

[Deutsche Welle] The murder of three Russian journalists working in the Central African Republic has raised questions about Moscow's role in the country's ongoing war. DW spoke to expert Tim Glawion about Russia's presence in the region. (AllAfrica)


Attacks On Aid Workers Rise in Central African Republic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Humanitarian actors have been forced to drastically reduce their activities" (AllAfrica)


Russian Journalists Killed at Roadblock

[Deutsche Welle] Three reporters who were investigating a Russian private security firm's activities in CAR, one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world, were killed at a roadblock. (AllAfrica)


Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President?

[Bemba Trial Website] Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President? (AllAfrica)


Russia 'Becoming Part of the Conflict' in CAR

[Deutsche Welle] The murder of three Russian journalists working in the Central African Republic has raised questions about Moscow's role in the country's ongoing war. DW spoke to expert Tim Glawion about Russia's presence in the region. (AllAfrica)


Attacks On Aid Workers Rise in Central African Republic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Humanitarian actors have been forced to drastically reduce their activities" (AllAfrica)


Russian Journalists Killed at Roadblock

[Deutsche Welle] Three reporters who were investigating a Russian private security firm's activities in CAR, one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world, were killed at a roadblock. (AllAfrica)


Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in CAR

[ISS] Sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly being used as a weapon of war. Women and girls are typically seen as the primary victims, but the extent of sexual violence against men and boys is equally worrying. (AllAfrica)


Rebel Leader Killed in CAR Communal Violence

[CAJ News] At least three people have been killed following an alleged livestock theft in the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)


Bemba's Acquittal Raises Concerns on Reparations to Victims in the Central African Republic

[Bemba Trial Website] The acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba has created uncertainty over reparations to several victims of crimes committed by his troops a decade and a half ago. The International Criminal Court's (ICC) rules provide that no reparations order can be issued when there is no conviction. (AllAfrica)


Bemba Acquittal Overturns Victory for Sexual Violence Victims

[The Conversation Africa] In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. Two years ago Bemba was sentenced to 18 years' for his role, as military commander, for atrocities committed in Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)


Christian Sect Implicated in Violations

[CAJ News] Bangui -A STATEMENT by a militant Christian group promoting violence against communities on religious grounds has coincided with an increase in human rights violations in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)


Refugees Sing for Peace at Camp in Cameroon

[VOA] A group of Central African Republic refugees is using music to call on the world to save their country from misery and stop the conflict so they can return home. On the streets of Cameroon's northern town of Garoua, they also asked their host country Cameroon to push for peace. (AllAfrica)


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)