|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 militants. The Kamuina Nsapu fighters attacked a police convoy in Kasai (...)
[Nigerian Voice] 27/03/2017
|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 2014.
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 Republic to be dropped. The assaults allegedly took place between December 2013 and June (...)
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
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 peacekeepers, aid workers or civilians are “unacceptable” and could be tried as warm (...)
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 beyond the capital, Bangui, and the rest of the country is as lawless as (...)
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 additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces. (...)
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.
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 MINUSCA shot at fighters from the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central (...)
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 Coordinator in CAR, Mr. Michel Yao, has said such incidents are in violation (...)
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 the high-level event. The conference opened with the testimony… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 09/02/2017
CAR: 'Fresh violence in Central African Republic displaces thousands'
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Condemning attacks on civilians and non-governmental organizations in a town in Central African Republic (CAR)’s Ouham-Pendé province, a senior United Nations humanitarian official has called for the protection of civilians as well as for unhindered (...)