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Militiamen capture, behead 40 policemen
Congolese tribal militiamen captured and decapitated dozens of police officers following one of the deadliest ambushes in the volatile central African nation. Officials confirmed about 40 policemen were beheaded by the...
[Nigerian Voice] 27/03/2017

 
Central Africa: U.S. to End Operations Against Lord's Resistance Army
[Deutsche Welle] A top US military commander has said the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces. Its leader, Joseph Kony, is still on the run.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

 
Africa: Fresh Drive to Rid West Africa of Polio
[Deutsche Welle] Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in...
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

 
Central African Republic: Raped, Injected With Poison, Family Killed - One Woman's Story
[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her...
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

UN agencies, partners to launch polio vaccination campaign across Africa
More than 116 million children are set to be immunized against polio starting tomorrow in one of the largest of its kind synchronized vaccination campaigns across west and central Africa, United Nations agencies today...
[Sierra Leone Press] 24/03/2017

Armed groups occupy CAR schools
Armed groups occupy CAR schools
Armed forces occupied, looted and damaged the properties of Central African Republic schools.
[IOL] 23/03/2017

 
Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman's story in CAR
The obstacles to justice in Central African Republic are many, especially for women. Might a new hybrid court help?
[IRIN] 23/03/2017

French Prosecutors ‘Drop’ Sex Abuse Case against CAR Soldiers
French Prosecutors ‘Drop’ Sex Abuse Case against CAR Soldiers French judicial sources say that prosecutors have called for the case against French soldiers accused of child sexual abuse in the Central African...
[Redpepper] 22/03/2017

Central African Republic: French Prosecutors Want Child-Rape Case Dropped
[RFI] Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission.
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Central Africa's transition to peace still elusive
Central Africa's transition to peace still elusive
With a spike in militia killings, a deepening humanitarian crisis and the army still in shambles, the Central African Republic's bid for peace and stability remains elusive.
[Times Live] 18/03/2017

 
UN: UN says half of CAR population urgently needs humanitarian support
New York, US (PANA) - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday said that half of the population in Central African Republic (CAR) urgently needs aid despite a huge funding gap....
[Panapress] 16/03/2017

Gabon: Tuesday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 14/03/2017

African Parks to get $65m grant
The company runs conservation projects in seven African countries covering six million hectares in Malawi, Zambia, the Central African Republic, DR Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad
[East Africa News Post] 13/03/2017

PSG fan in Gabon fatally stabbed friend over mockery of humiliating football team loss to Barcelona
A supporter of the French football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) killed a friend who was mocking him over the Champions League match loss to Barcelona FC on 8 March. A court in the Central African [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 10/03/2017

Gabon: Friday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Economy
[Panapress] 10/03/2017

Cameroon considers two-year IMF aid programme to drive growth
Cameroon considers two-year IMF aid programme to drive growth
Cameroon and the International Monetary Fund are considering a two-year aid programme for the Central African country to deliver sustained and inclusive economic growth.
[Africa Report] 08/03/2017

 
Central African Republic: UN Slams Threats By Militia Against Civilians, Peacekeepers
[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are...
[AllAfrica] 06/03/2017

CAR: UN condemns threats by armed group against civilians, peacekeepers
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is warning a rebel movement against impeding humanitarian access, saying any threats to...
[Panapress] 06/03/2017

Gabon: Friday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 03/03/2017

More women arrested for drug-related crimes
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has revealed that 11 percent of global opiate users live in Africa, with more than half from West and central Africa. The body revealed this on Thursday while...
[The Nation] 02/03/2017

Central Africa: UN Security Council Delegation Heads to Lake Chad Basin
[VOA] U.N. Security Council diplomats have departed on a mission to the Lake Chad Basin in West Africa to see firsthand the security challenges and dire humanitarian situation there.
[AllAfrica] 02/03/2017

Gabon: Wednesday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Economy
[Panapress] 01/03/2017

Central African Republic: What's Gone Wrong?
[IRIN] There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority...
[AllAfrica] 27/02/2017

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?
It was hoped it could be a new beginning for CAR, so why has President Touadéra’s election become a false dawn?
[IRIN] 24/02/2017

Central Africa: Lake Chad - Building Walls or Bridges?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today, unbeknownst to the world, some 11 million people need emergency relief
[AllAfrica] 24/02/2017

CAR: Senior UN relief official urges access to civilians in north-eastern provinces
Bangui, CAR (PANA) - The most senior United Nations relief official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has called for free and unhindered access to civilians impacted by the clashes between rival armed groups....
[Panapress] 24/02/2017

African energy events transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential
— Some of Africa’s most iconic regional power events in East, West and Central Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, reflecting the optimism and potential of the energy and power...
[Africa Herald Express] 23/02/2017

Rebel leader flees after CAR attack on peacekeepers
Rebel leader flees after CAR attack on peacekeepers
A rebel leader has been ordered to leave after an attack in Central African Republic that left four peacekeepers wounded.
[IOL] 23/02/2017

 
UN: Armed group attacks UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) says its peacekeepers on patrol were attacked on Tuesday outside of Ippy in Ouaka prefecture in an...
[Panapress] 23/02/2017

CAR: UN, international organisations condemn attacks on civilians in parts of CAR
Bangui, CAR (PANA) - Voicing deep concern over the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular in the Ouaka and Hautte-Kotto prefectures five organisations have condemned the acts of violence...
[Panapress] 20/02/2017

UN: UN mission in CAR reinforces presence in restive Bambari
New York, US (PANA) - Following ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR), the UN mission in the country has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of...
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

Gabon: Friday's forex rates for CFA Franc in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Friday’s exchange rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Economy
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

Travel cost hindering organisation of continental swimming competitions — Fatai-Williams
Babatunde Fatai-Williams, President, Nigeria Aquatics Federation (NAF), says that high cost of air travel within Africa is hindering the organisation of continental swimming competitions. Fatai-Williams, also the...
[The Nation] 16/02/2017

Burundi: Peace Talks Appear on Shaky Ground
[VOA] Talks to end Burundi's political crisis are slated to resume Thursday, but there is renewed and widespread doubt the talks will help bring peace to the unsettled central African country.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Kenya: Rights group says CAR rebel group 'executed at least 32 civilians'
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A human rights group says a rebel group in the Central African Republic (CAR) executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters after clashes in December 2016 with another rebel group in the...
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Rwanda: Trump Likely to Be Indifferent About Govt's Past
[The Conversation Africa] American foreign policy in East and Central Africa has remained relatively consistent since the 1990s. The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations worked with what President Bill Clinton called...
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

US: Situation in CAR warrants continued international attention, Security Council told
New York, US (PANA) - Despite improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told...
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Gabon: Wednesday's exchange rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Central African Republic: UN Helicopter Kills Four Militants in CAR
[Deutsche Welle] A UN helicopter fired upon militants advancing into the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic. MINUSCA troops said that the militants had crossed a "red line."
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Cameroon: English-speakers Asked to Send Kids Back to School
[VOA] Officials in Cameroon are calling on parents in English-speaking areas to send their children back to school, as the Central African country grapples with a continued divide over language.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Central African Republic: Closure of Conflict Camps Tests Reconciliation
[IRIN] Bangui -Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. "If it bites, it will kill you," he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between his fingers.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

UN air strikes kill CAR top militant, three others
A top militant and three others were killed in Central African Republic when a United Nations helicopter fired on fighters advancing towards the town of Bambari, a rebel group said on Sunday. The UN’s mission known as...
[The Nation] 13/02/2017

UN troops kill four civilians in CAR
UN troops kill four civilians in CAR
United Nations peacekeepers killed four civilians when they fired into a crowd seeking refuge in western Central African Republic.
[IOL] 10/02/2017

 
Gunmen barge into CAR hospital 'to kill patients'
Gunmen barge into CAR hospital 'to kill patients'
Gunmen in the Central African Republic have stormed a Bangui hospital twice in the last five days with the intention of killing patients.
[IOL] 10/02/2017

 
UN: UN official condemns armed attack on CAR hospital
New York, US (PANA) - Denouncing forceful entry by armed individuals into a hospital in Central African Republic's restive PK5 neighbourhood with the intention to kill some of the patients, the Acting UN Humanitarian...
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

Record number of participants attend Conference on Youth Employment
— Yaoundé, Cameroon, February 8, 2017 – The Central African Ministerial Conference on Youth Employment held Tuesday, February 7 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, was a resounding success, with over 200 participants attending...
[Africa Herald Express] 09/02/2017

Gabon: Wednesday's exchange rates for CFA Franc in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Wednesday’s exchange rates for the CFA franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Gabon: Tuesday's exchange rates for CFA Franc in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the CFA franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Closure of conflict camps tests CAR reconciliation
Central Africans are finally returning to neigbourhoods shattered by sectarian violence in 2013. Will they be safe?
[IRIN] 06/02/2017

Gabon: Monday's forex rates for CFA Franc in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - Following are Monday’s exchange rates for the CFA franc in Central Africa, as issued by the Bank of Central African States. Economy
[Panapress] 06/02/2017



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