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International Outcry Over Massacre of 34 Civilians

[Cameroon Tribune] The killings on May 22, 2019 are the first major threat to the peace accord signed last February (AllAfrica)


Three Days of Mourning for Victims of Massacre

[VOA] Central Africa Republic is observing three days of official mourning for the victims of Tuesday's massacre, which left more than 50 people dead in a town near the border with Chad. (AllAfrica)


Bruce Abdoulaye At the Helm of Central African Republic

[CAF] Former Congo defender Bruce Abdoulaye has been appointed head coach of Central African Republic (RCA) on a two-year deal. He will be in charge of the national team 'A', participating in the qualifiers of the Total African Nations Championship Cameroon 2020. (AllAfrica)


First Aid in Years Lifts Hope for Cut-Off Towns in Central African Republic

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Since heavy fighting broke out in 2017 the road to Mingala has been blocked by armed groups who set up checkpoints to collect taxes, aid workers said (AllAfrica)


Nature Conservation Projects Marred By Human Rights Violations

[Deutsche Welle] Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized. (AllAfrica)


AfDB Offers 98 Billion Fcfa

[Cameroon Tribune] After rounding off his visit to Congo Brazzaville over the weekend, the President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, was in the Central African Republic, CAR on May 12, 2019, agency reports said. During talks with President Faustin Archange Touadera and Prime Minister Firmin Ngrébada, Adesina announced that his institution was offering CAR 168 million US dollars (98 billion FCFA) for the development of several sectors, including infrastructure, energy, water and capacity bui (AllAfrica)


CAR Conflict - Fund Created for Compensation of Victims

[Cameroon Tribune] A truth and reconciliation commission will also be put in place to help bring about lasting peace. (AllAfrica)


MSF Reaches Town Cut Off By Violence in Central African Republic

[MSF] Over the last six years, Central African Republic (CAR) has endured peaks of intense violence that have weakened an already precarious health system and deprived people of access to even the most basic health care. In many parts of the country, people live in constant fear of violence and are unable to leave their neighborhoods to seek medical services. In response, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs mobile clinics to bring medical care to them. (AllAfrica)


Angola Reiterates Support for Peace in Central African Republic

[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -Angola has pledged permanent commitment to support efforts of the people of Central African Republic (CAR) in implementation of Peace Agreement within the framework of the African Union (AU) and bilateral cooperation. (AllAfrica)


Vaccination Campaign Launched in Previously Inaccessible Mingala

[MSF] After more than two years without humanitarian access to Mingala, MSF has finished a two-day vaccination programme in the town. Located about 100 kilometres from Alindao, in Basse-Kotto, the area is difficult to access due to insecurity caused by the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), in addition to bad road conditions. (AllAfrica)


Exclusive - Russia Trains Car Defence Forces

[CAJ News] Bangui -RUSSIA, which played a crucial role in peace-building efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), is strengthening the country's defence forces. (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)


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)