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UN Eases Arms Embargo

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to ease the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, where the government signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups. (AllAfrica)


UN Deputy Police Commissioner Visits Rwandan Peacekeepers in CAR

[New Times] The Deputy Police Commissioner for the UN Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Brig. Gen. Ossama El Moghazy, on Sunday visited Rwandan peacekeepers in the capital Bangui. (AllAfrica)


CECAFA Participants - Tour to Development Project Sites

[Shabait] Asmara -The senior officials of the Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA), heads and coaches of the national teams of various countries that are here to participate at the CECAFA under 15 football tournament visited various development sites in the Southern region. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon and the Lake Chad Region - How to Stem the Spread of Cholera

[MSF] The north of Cameroon is facing an outbreak of cholera, with an increase in the number of cases reported since May 2019. (AllAfrica)


CAR's Peace Deal - Violated and Fragile

[Deutsche Welle] Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table. (AllAfrica)


Strengthening Ties With Central African Republic

[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela says South Africa will continue to strengthen the bond of friendship with the Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)


Musician Lends His Voice to Highlight Struggles Faced by His Country

[VOA] Ozaguin, considered the most popular singer-songwriter in the Central African Republic, recently came to the U.N.'s European headquarters in Geneva to awaken the world to the struggles faced by his country, which has been mired in civil war since 2012. (AllAfrica)


Nation Sees Sharp Decline in Violence

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Central African Republic may be getting safer, according to new figures from the United Nations that show a sharp drop in the number of attacks and human rights abuses since last year. (AllAfrica)


Fighting Stigma and Caring for Victims of Sexual Violence in Central African Republic

[MSF] Olga's voice trembles as she describes what happened: "Yesterday afternoon I left home to go and look for a bit of yucca in a field near the airport," she says. "On my way there, two men armed with machetes stopped me and told me to sit down. One covered my eyes and the other began to undress me." (AllAfrica)


Central African Republic - New Court Should Step Up Effort

[HRW] Nairobi -The Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court should intensify investigations and urgently recruit additional staff to deliver justice for war crimes and other serious offenses, Human Rights Watch said today. The new court is operating in a tremendously difficult setting after years of brutal conflict and insecurity in the country and needs greater government and international support. (AllAfrica)


Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians

[HRW] Nairobi -Fighters from the armed group Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation, or 3R, killed at least 46 civilians on May 21, 2019, in three attacks in Ouham Pendé province in the Central African Republic. In February, 14 armed groups, including 3R, signed a peace accord with the Central African government and in March, the 3R commander, General Sidiki Abass (also known as Bi Sidi Souleymane) was appointed by presidential decree a military adviser to the prime minister. (AllAfrica)


Flirting With Fire - African Leaders and International Law

[The Conversation Africa] African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny. (AllAfrica)


Armed Groups Risk Peace Deal by Violating the Accord They Signed - Expert

[VOA] An independent expert warns an agreement to restore peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic is at risk because of violations by some of the signatories to the accord. The expert submitted her report Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council. (AllAfrica)


CAR Refugees Reluctant to Return Home

[VOA] Cameroon says only a tiny fraction of the 285,000 Central African Republic refugees in the country have agreed to return to the CAR.  Despite a February peace deal and months of negotiations with Cameroon and the United Nations refugee agency, refugees say they do not feel safe enough to return home. (AllAfrica)


CAR Rebels to Stop Recruitment of Children

[CAJ News] Bangui -REBEL Muslim groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have pledged to stop recruiting children and prevent grave violations against the youngsters. (AllAfrica)


Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in CAR, Residents Conduct Umuganda

[New Times] The Rwandan Police peacekeepers deployed under the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), on Saturday, joined residents of Nana-Gribizi Prefecture, Kaga-Bandoro town in a communal work--Umuganda. (AllAfrica)


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)