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Govt Declares 15-Day State of Emergency Amid Surge in Rebel Attacks

[DW] The government declared a 15 day state of emergency after rebels attempted to blockade the capital. The country's UN envoy has also urged for more peacekeepers to be deployed. (AllAfrica)

CAR's Troubled 2020 Human Rights Record

[allAfrica] An excerpt on the Central African Republic from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Remains of Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in CAR Repatriated

[New Times] Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has confirmed that they have received the casket bearing remains of fallen Rwandan peacekeeper Sergeant Jean d'Amour Nsabimana which arrived in Rwanda from Central African Republic on Thursday, January 21. (AllAfrica)

UN Mission Chief Appeals for More Peacekeepers

[UN News] The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month. (AllAfrica)

At Least 100,000 People Displaced as Rebels Launch Offensive

[The New Humanitarian] Bangui -- 'This coalition puts fear back in our stomachs.' (AllAfrica)

MSF Ramps Up Support Amid Violence

[MSF] The security and humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly in Central African Republic, according to reports by MSF teams, as clashes escalate between coalition armed groups and government forces supported by foreign troops, in violence linked to the electoral process. (AllAfrica)

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in an Ambush in Central African Republic

[UN News] Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Displacement Reaches 120,000 Amid Worsening Election Violence

[UN News] "Worsening" election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced 120,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Peacekeeper Killed in 'Heinous Attacks' in Central African Republic

[UN News] The UN Secretary-General has called for action to ensure accountability for "heinous attacks" in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday that left a Rwandan peacekeeper dead and another wounded. (AllAfrica)

Rise in Food Prices Due to Escalating Conflict Tips More People Into Poverty in the Central African Republic

[World Bank] Bangui -- ccording to the latest « Price monitoring Bulletin » produced by Central African Institute for Statistics, Economic and Social Studies (ICASEES) with support from the World Bank, the prices of basic imported food products, including milk powder, salt, sugar and onions, have spiked from 15% to 240% in markets surveyed across Bangui, Bimbo and Bégoua during the first week of January. (AllAfrica)

UN Security Council Condemns Car Rebel Attack On Bangui

[RFI] The UN Security Council has denounced Wednesday's attack on the Central African Republic capital Bangui that left one blue helmet dead. It marks the first attack by the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) rebel group on the capital, a key objective for the rebels who oppose the government. (AllAfrica)

Army Quells Rebel Attack on Capital, Bangui

[DW] Government troops on Wednesday repelled an attack by armed rebels seeking to capture the capital Bangui. The conflict-ridden nation is on edge following the December 2020 election. (AllAfrica)

President Receives Message From CAR Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan head of State João Lourenço received Friday in Luanda a message from his counterpart of Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Archange Touadéra. (AllAfrica)

Rwandan Peacekeeper Killed in Car As Violence Escalates

[Nation] A Rwandan peacekeeper was killed and another injured in an attack on Wednesday morning by armed rebels on the outskirts of the city of Bangui in Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

What's Next After Violent Elections in CAR?

[DW] The armed conflict in the Central African Republic is heating up after the elections. Rebels took control of the city of Bangassou over the weekend. The government accuses former President Bozize of plotting a coup. (AllAfrica)

AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises

[ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in CAR

[DW] Some 32,000 residents have fled the Central African Republic into adjacent countries, says the UN's refugee agency. The exodus follows opposition complaints over "numerous irregularities" in last month's election. (AllAfrica)

What Is Francois Bozize's Agenda? He Should Be Stopped

[East African] The December 27 elections in the Central African Republic have been marred by fighting between government and rebel forces. In the flare-up, thousands of people have been displaced. (AllAfrica)

CAR Internet Rollout Deferred Amid Conflict

[CAJ News] Bangui, Central African Republic -- A network of organisations providing shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies requires over US$871 000 to roll out internet connectivity in the Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

They Are Disciplined, Caring, Central Africans On Rwandan Peacekeepers

[New Times] Residents from a town called Bria, the capital of Haute-Kotto, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic (CAR), only have kind words for Rwandan peacekeepers serving under the UN Mission there. (AllAfrica)

How Russia Saved CAR From Plunging into War

[CAJ News] Bangui -- From dispatching hundreds of military personnel to delivering humanitarian aid in recent years, Russia's role in assisting the Central African Republic (CAR) hold elections and avert catastrophe cannot be overestimated. (AllAfrica)

Global Community Reacts to CAR Election Outcome

[CAJ News] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- THE international community has appealed for calm and justice to prevail in the Central African Republic (CAR) after Faustin Archange Touadéra was re-elected for a second presidential term. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic - Respect Final Results of the Election, Urge UN, Partners

[UN News] Senior officials from the United Nations and regional organizations have called on all political actors in the Central African Republic (CAR) to respect the final results of the recent presidential elections, and to settle any disputes peacefully and in accordance with the country's laws. (AllAfrica)

Touadéra Re-Elected President

[New Times] President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR) has won the December 27 election, according to results announced late Monday, January 4. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Sets Good Example By Sending Troops - CAR Defence Minister

[New Times] By quickly agreeing to help and sending troops to help the Central African Republic's national army battle rebels, and save lives, Rwanda set a good example that other regional countries should follow. (AllAfrica)

CAR Rebels Step Up Violence With Second Attack in Two Days

[RFI] Rebels in the Central African Republic have attacked the south-eastern city of Bangassou, amid a spike in violence linked to presidential elections and creation of a new rebel coalition. (AllAfrica)

UN Rejects Vote Rigging Claims in CAR

[CAJ News] Bangui, Central African Republic -- THE United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has denied allegations of electoral fraud leveled against it by the main opposition. (AllAfrica)

UN Condemns Back-to-Back Attacks in Central African Republic

[UN News] The UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) condemned, in the strongest terms, back-to-back attacks launched by armed groups in Damara on Saturday and Bangassou on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

CAR Peace Deal Dead As Rebel Chiefs Dismissed From Inclusive Government

[RFI] Faustin-Archange Touadéra, president of the Central African Republic, has dismissed three rebel chiefs from the government following an offensive launched before elections on 27 December, signalling the end of the 2019 Khartoum peace agreement and integration of the rebels into an inclusive government in Bangui. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Reportedly Use Children in Reign of Terror

[CAJ News] Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) -- THE United Nation peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is investigating reports that armed groups are using children to perpetrate a spate of violence across the country. (AllAfrica)

Former Presidential Guard Chief Arrested On Torture Charges

[RFI] A former presidential guard head who worked for deposed Central African Republic President François Bozizé was arrested in France for alleged torture and complicity in crimes against humanity, according to a statement by the French Anti-Terrorism Prosecuting Authority (PNAT) released on Saturday. (AllAfrica)