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Hundreds of Trucks Blocked on Cameroon-CAR Border

[VOA] Hundreds of trucks transporting food and humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic are blocked at the border with Cameroon, as rebels have cut off the road to the capital, Bangui. The rebels acted to protest the president's new cabinet, which they say is not being representative enough. (AllAfrica)


Peace Accord - Efforts Continue to Save Deal

[Cameroon Tribune] Representatives of 14 armed groups and the government are meeting in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)


Hurdles On the Road to Peace in the Central African Republic

[IRIN] The government of the Central African Republic and 14 of the most powerful armed groups operating in the country came together to sign a peace deal last month. (AllAfrica)


Govt Reports Refugee Influx From CAR as Peace Initiative Fails

[VOA] Cameroon says there has been an influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) after several armed militias in the CAR rejected the president's new cabinet as not representative enough, sparking fears of renewed fighting. The U.N. refugee agency, or UNHCR, is trying to take care of them. (AllAfrica)


AU Statement on CAR Peace Process

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continues to monitor closely the implementation of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, signed in Bangui, on 6 February 2019. (AllAfrica)


900,000 Dropouts to Be Returned to School

[Cameroon Tribune] Launched over the weekend, the scheme seeks to offer education to 90 per cent of dropouts. (AllAfrica)


Global Fund for Health - How Seven African Countries Squandered Millions of Foreign Aid

[Premium Times] Africa's foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human export from the continent. (AllAfrica)


WFP Airlifts Food to Thousands

[VOA] The World Food Program is airlifting 36 metric tons of life-saving food to 18,000 people in Zemio, Central African Republic. The WFP reports Zemio, a region 1,000 kilometers east of the capital Bangui, is unreachable by road because of insecurity and transport difficulties. (AllAfrica)


Major Tasks Ahead of the New Prime Minister

[Cameroon Tribune] Firmin Ngrebada will start by forming a government of national unity to end years of internecine civil strife. (AllAfrica)


Will the Latest Central African Republic Peace Deal Hold?

[ISS] The 6 February peace accord between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 recognised armed groups is the eighth such agreement since the country descended into violence in 2012. (AllAfrica)


President Al-Bashir Appreciates Firmness of Relations With CAR

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has appreciated firmness of the relations between Sudan and the Central African Republic and assured the keenness of Sudan to strengthen further the bilateral relations for the interest of the two nations. (AllAfrica)


AU Statement on CAR Peace Process

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continues to monitor closely the implementation of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, signed in Bangui, on 6 February 2019. (AllAfrica)


900,000 Dropouts to Be Returned to School

[Cameroon Tribune] Launched over the weekend, the scheme seeks to offer education to 90 per cent of dropouts. (AllAfrica)


Global Fund for Health - How Seven African Countries Squandered Millions of Foreign Aid

[Premium Times] Africa's foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human export from the continent. (AllAfrica)


WFP Airlifts Food to Thousands

[VOA] The World Food Program is airlifting 36 metric tons of life-saving food to 18,000 people in Zemio, Central African Republic. The WFP reports Zemio, a region 1,000 kilometers east of the capital Bangui, is unreachable by road because of insecurity and transport difficulties. (AllAfrica)


Major Tasks Ahead of the New Prime Minister

[Cameroon Tribune] Firmin Ngrebada will start by forming a government of national unity to end years of internecine civil strife. (AllAfrica)


Will the Latest Central African Republic Peace Deal Hold?

[ISS] The 6 February peace accord between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 recognised armed groups is the eighth such agreement since the country descended into violence in 2012. (AllAfrica)


President Al-Bashir Appreciates Firmness of Relations With CAR

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has appreciated firmness of the relations between Sudan and the Central African Republic and assured the keenness of Sudan to strengthen further the bilateral relations for the interest of the two nations. (AllAfrica)


UN Failed Civilians in Central African Republic Attack - MSF

[MSF] For six years the people of Central African Republic (CAR) have had little respite from conflict. The horrific consequences of the ongoing violence have been witnessed by teams from international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (AllAfrica)


Unicef Outlines Key Actions So Peace Deal Can Make Real Difference for Children

[UN News] Hailing the recent peace agreement signed by 15 warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) stressed on Monday that "now is the time for action" and outlined concrete steps that armed groups, judicial authorities and the Government can take so the future of millions of children can be safeguarded. (AllAfrica)


400,000 African Pangolins Are Hunted for Meat Every Year - Why It's Time to Act

[The Conversation Africa] Pangolins, a group of unique African and Asian scaly mammals, are considered to be one of the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world. They are hunted and traded for their meat, scales, and other body parts, and used as traditional medicines in parts of Africa and Asia. (AllAfrica)


As People Flee War and Disaster, Countries Lose 'Billions' - Study

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde - People fleeing war, natural disasters or violence within their own countries could be costing countries a combined $13 billion a year, a new study released on Wednesday revealed. (AllAfrica)


Russia-Brokered Truce Takes Effect in CAR

[CAJ News] Bangui -A LONG-AWAITED peace agreement, brokered by Russia, between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, has at last taken effect after the final signatories inked the document. (AllAfrica)


Angola Expects CAR's Peace Agreement to Be Effective

[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -The Angolan Foreign Affairs minister, Manuel Augusto, said on Monday in Addis Ababa, that Angola expects that the peace agreement signed on February 5 by the Central African Republic (CAR) would be effective this time. (AllAfrica)


Global Count Finds Cases of Child Soldiers More Than Doubling

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Children are recruited to be fighters, informants, looters, messengers, spies and as domestic and sexual slaves (AllAfrica)


Central African Ambassador - Peace Agreement Has Ended War

[SNA] Khartoum -The Ambassador of the Central African Republic to Sudan, Ibrahim Abdalla, affirmed that the peace and reconciliation agreement, which was signed by the Central African Parties in Khartoum, has contributed to cessation of the war that has continued for five years in his country. (AllAfrica)


How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been made about China's role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia's contemporary presence and profile in Africa. (AllAfrica)


New Hope for the Central African Republic

[Deutsche Welle] A prime minister from the ranks of the rebels and no general amnesty -- these are the cornerstones of the peace treaty that has been initialed by the government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups. (AllAfrica)


President Al-Bashir Calls On International Community to Support Peace in CAR

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has called on the international community to sponsor and support implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in the Central African Republic, which was signed initially Tuesday in Khartoum. (AllAfrica)


Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation Signed Initially in Khartoum

[SNA] Khartoum -A peace and reconciliation agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups was signed initially in Khartoum on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Government Signs Peace Deal With Militias

[RFI] The government of the Central African Republic has inked a new peace deal with 14 armed groups, in a bid to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead. (AllAfrica)