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S. Sudan rebels say granted safe passage for UPDF soldiers.

June 26, 2017 - South Sudanese rebels allied to the country's former First Vice-President, Riek Machar say they provided safe passage for Uganda soldiers who returned from their mission in the Central African Republic via Kaya on South Sudan's border with Uganda. The deputy spokesperson for the armed opposition, Col. Paul ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

What the least socially progressive countries all have in common.

Parwiz Parwiz/ReutersAccording to the 2017 Social Progress Index, a ranking of 128 nations looking at quality of life, the world as a whole isn't doing so hot. But certain countries are lagging well behind the average. This year's ranking, the fourth annual list put out by SPI, finds Yemen, Guinea, Niger, Angola, Chad, ...

- Business Insider - US

Red Cross Worker Shot Dead in Central African Republic.

An unidentified armed group in Central African Republic shot and killed a Red Cross worker in a town where more than 100 people have died in militia attacks in recent weeks, the Red Cross said on Monday. Joachim Ali, a Red Cross volunteer in the diamond-mining town of Bangassou in the southeast of the country, was killed on ...

- Voice of America - US

Pessimism About CAR Peace Deal Widespread.

A new peace deal between the Bangui government and 13 major rebel groups in the Central African Republic is being met with criticism and skepticism domestically. The agreement signed Monday in Rome promised an immediate cease-fire in exchange for political representation for the rebels. The new accord followed a series of ...

- Voice of America - US

People With Disabilities at Risk in Central African Republic.

Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital.   "I said, 'Take the children. You go to the camp. I am handicapped. I can't flee like the others. If something happens to me, at least my family will be safe,'" Lenguy, who is disabled from ...

- Voice of America - US

Spiraling Violence in Central African Republic Isolates Neediest.

Escalating violence between rival armed factions in Central African Republic is cutting off humanitarian access to civilians most needing help, while emboldened fighters are now infiltrating camps for the displaced, agencies said on Thursday. As many as 100 people may have been killed on Tuesday in the diamond-mining town ...

- Voice of America - US

France's Macron puts national security at heart of foreign policy | Reuters.

By John Irish | PARIS PARIS President Emmanuel Macron is starting to realign France's foreign policy, setting out plans to be less interventionist in conflicts abroad and putting his country's national security at the heart of diplomacy.When Macron, 39, took office just over a month ago, he was widely expected to put the ...

- Firstpost - IN

Congo peacekeepers exit CAR mission after sex abuse charges.

Congolese soldiers serving as peacekeepers will leave the Central African Republic following sexual abuse allegations, the United Nations announced.

- UPI - US

Congo to withdraw peacekeepers over abuse.

The UN force in the Central African Republic has been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse.

- BBC - UK

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic.

- Townhall.com - US

Congo peacekeepers to leave CAR amid sex abuse allegations.

The UN force in the Central African Republic has been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | UN: Congo to pull troops from CAR

The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse

- News24.com - ZA

EU Takes Lead in Campaign to Prevent Gender-based Violence

The European Union is assuming the leadership of a global initiative to prevent gender-based violence during humanitarian crises. Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. The United Nations and many human rights organizations have documented tens of thousands of ...

- Voice of America - US

UN Says Congo Withdrawing Troops From CAR Mission

The United Nations said on Wednesday that Congo Republic will withdraw its troops from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic after a review sparked by sexual abuse accusations found "systemic problems in command and control." The country has some 630 troops on the ground in Central African Republic, ...

- Voice of America - US

Death toll from CAR clashes rises despite truce deal

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said Wednesday of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups.

- France24 - FR

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

About 600 Congolese soldiers to be pulled out of Central African Republic after allegations of sexual misconduct.

- Al Jazeera - QA

People with disabilities in Central African Republic at high risk

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Central African Republic New Human Rights Watch research shows that people with disabilities are often unable to flee violence and face unsafe and unhealthy conditions in displacement camps.4 Years into Conflict, More Support, Protection Needed –People with disabilities in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Around 100 killed in C. Africa after truce deal

Bangui, Central African Republic, Jun 21 - The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said Wednesday of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups. The bloodshed, which left dozens more injured, dashed hopes of an end to the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

At least 40 killed in C.Africa day after ceasefire agreed: aid source

BANGUI, Jun 21 - At least 40 people were killed in clashes on Tuesday in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources said, the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. The violence in the central town of Bria was between members of Christian 'anti-balaka' militias and ex-Seleka fighters, the sources said. In

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Justice Needed for Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

Civilians in the Central African Republic caught a break this week. The government and armed groups signed a peace accord on June 19 that includes a ceasefire and political reform measures, which could put an end to a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and caused immense suffering. Expand UPC fighters outside a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Central African Republic: People with Disabilities at High Risk

–People with disabilities in the Central African Republic have faced violent attacks, forced displacement, and ongoing neglect in the humanitarian response, Human Rights Watch said today. A peace accord signed on June 19, 2017, offers a chance to help this abused and marginalized group. People with disabilities face high ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Peace deal in doubt as dozens die in Central African Republic

Close to 50 people have been killed after fresh fighting broke out in a small town in the Central African Republic. On Monday, the government signed its latest peace deal with 13 armed groups.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

With armed groups spreading in Central African Republic, UN expert urges action

The situation in the Central African Republic is “unsustainable,” an independent United Nations expert today warned, urging the Government to stop the spread of armed groups and increasing human rights violations.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

Central African Republic: UN mission determined to fulfil mandate despite attacks on peacekeepers

The United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic today warned against increasing attacks on civilians and peacekeeping personnel while stressing the need to reenergize the political process to achieve sustainable peace in the conflict-torn country.

- UN - INT

Escalating violence in eastern CAR poses grave threat to civilians

Source: Invisible Children Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Armed group violence has escalated sharply in eastern CAR in recent weeks, particularly in Mbomou and Haute Kotto prefectures. In May alone, ex-Seleka forces and 'anti-balaka' militias killed 132 civilians in the towns of ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The 'New Way of Working': Bridging aid's funding divide

Source: IRIN Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen The so-called 'New Way of Working' has, according to its champions, the potential to radically improve how emergency relief programmes are designed and delivered.A new UN-led ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought - FAO

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

China Pushes to Cut UN Human Rights Posts

Expand A United Nations peacekeeper stands alongside a road near the refugee camp of Saint Sauveur, in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, November 29, 2015. © 2015 Reuters   UN budget negotiations are heating up – and not only because the Trump administration wants to cut US$570 million from UN ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Surging violence in Central African Republic forces 88,000 to flee

- UN - INT

Africa in the News: African leaders attend China One Belt, One Road summit, violence escalates in Central African Republic, and Cote d'Ivoire mutiny ends

African leaders attend China's Belt and Road Summit On May 14-15, 2017, China held a flagship summit in Beijing on its One Belt, One Road" program, an initiative that aims to expand China's influence across Asia, Europe, and Africa through infrastructure development in and increased trade with more than 60 countries. Based ...

- Brookings - US

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women, Girls

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Armed group attacks civilians, UN in Central African Republic overnight; peacekeeper killed

The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic is sending reinforcements to the south-eastern town of Bangassou, where an armed group opened fire on civilians overnight killing an undisclosed number and at least one UN peacekeeper.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

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