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Violence heats up in Central African Republic.

UN troops are spread too thin to contain the violence, and local forces are poorly trained and under-equipped to deal with the sectarian fighting that has been raging since 2013.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

News24.com | 'In turmoil again': Central African Republic unrest spreads.

No soldiers or police patrol this remote town in the far southeast of Central African Republic, where armed groups have attacked several times in the past few months.

- News24.com - ZA

Japanese woman on PKO mission in Africa died of malaria last June, U.N. announces.

A Japanese civilian official on a U.N. peacekeeping operation mission in the Central African Republic died last June after contracting malaria, United Nations officials said Tuesday. Miho Hirose is the first Japanese woman to die while on peacekeeping duty, according to the United Nations, which was to hold a memorial ...

- The Japan Times - JP

News24.com | ICC prosecutor says C Africa bloodshed 'must stop now'.

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has called for an immediate halt to the renewed sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic, warning that war crimes will be punished.

- News24.com - ZA

Pope prays for victims of heightened violence in Central African Republic.

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 06:10 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis offered his prayer and support for victims of a recent jump in violence in the Central African Republic, repeating his frequent call for the use of dialogue, rather than weapons, to solve conflicts. “Painful news unfortunately comes from the Central ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Renewed violence in Central African Republic worsens humanitarian situation.

Renewed violence in Central African Republic worsens humanitarian situation22 May 2017Oxfam warns of dire situation as 20,000 people are displaced in the city of Bria where humanitarian access is restricted due to the presence of armed groups.

- Oxfam International - UK

Army hands over LRA area to CAR govt forces.

The Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic have formally handed over the security in the country's east to its army at a function held in Obo, some 1,200km east of the capital Bangui

- Daily Monitor - UG

Bodies of Cambodian soldiers killed in Africa return home.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia " Tears were shed and the sounds of cries were heard from the families of four Cambodian soldiers who were killed by a Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic earlier this month as the bodies...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bodies of Cambodian soldiers killed in Africa return home.

Tears were shed and the sounds of cries were heard from the families of four Cambodian soldiers who were killed by a Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic earlier this month as the bodies arrived home Sunday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The UN, sexual exploitation and Joseph Kony's secret hideout: The African civil war you've never heard of.

The African Civil War You've Never Heard Of An empty space surrounded by fragile states,' is how one expert, David Okapi, describes Central African Republic . Bordering South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad, the sparsely-populated and extremely poor country has witnessed...

- The Raw Story - US

Pope prays for victims of spiked violence in Central African Republic.

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 06:10 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis offered his prayer and support for victims of a recent jump in violence in the Central African Republic, repeating his frequent call for the use of dialogue, rather than weapons, to solve conflicts. “Painful news unfortunately comes from the Central ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

News24.com | 20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

Gunmen have looted humanitarian compounds as fighting grips the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities say.

- News24.com - ZA

UPDF calls for deployment of interim force Central African Republic

Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi says the government forces of the Central African Republic forces are still weak and the LRA could take advantage of this to sow mayhem

- Daily Monitor - UG

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

20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

- FOX News - US

UN: Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict

UNITED NATIONS " The latest upsurge in deadly violence in the Central African Republic saw the first use of heavy weapons and more sophisticated military tactics by a predominantly Christian armed group, a senior U.N. official...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

- News24.com - ZA

ACAPS: Violence and food insecurity likely to increase in CAR

Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo The continued presence of groups responsible for the conflict indicates further violence is likely. Long-term displacement could disrupt planting activities and lead to further food insecurity. OVERVIEW A spike in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN emergency food agency sending rations to war-torn Central African Republic

The United Nations emergency food agency has started dispatching supplies by air and road to the Central African Republic , where violence erupted in March and has since claimed the lives of more than 120 people, it was announced today.

- UN - INT

UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

- FOX News - US

Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Source: UN News Service Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC's Bas Uele Province. Two have been confirmed by laboratory tests and three people have died so far, the WHO says.18 May 2017 – A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN: Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict

The latest upsurge in deadly violence in the Central African Republic saw the first use of heavy weapons and more sophisticated military tactics by a predominantly Christian armed group, a senior U.N. official said Thursday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | UN worried by new heavy weapons in C Africa

A recent attack targeting UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic was carried out with heavy weapons that have not been used in other outbreaks of fighting, a UN official has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Central African Republic rebels turn on each other as violence flares

Clashes between two wings of a rebel coalition are leading to violence unseen in CAR since the maelstrom of 2014

- UN - INT

Rebel schism drives alarming upsurge of violence in Central African Republic

Clashes between two wings of a rebel coalition are leading to violence unseen in CAR since the maelstrom of 2014

- UN - INT

Red Cross finds 115 dead in Central African Republic town

BANGUI, Central African Republic " The Red Cross in Central African Republic says at least 115 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of attacks in the southeastern town of Bangassou.Local Red Cross...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | Red Cross finds 115 dead in Central African Republic town

The Red Cross in Central African Republic says at least 115 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of attacks in the southeastern town of Bangassou.

- News24.com - ZA

Militia violence leaves scores dead in Central African Republic

Violence between Christian and Muslim militia in rural areas threatens a tenuous calm in bigger cities in the CAR. An attack by Christian militias over the weekend killed at least 115 people.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

- Zee News - IN

UN sends troops to CAR diamond-mining town

The United Nations said it plans to deploy more peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic diamond-mining town of  Bangassou to stem a recent wave of violence. Almost three quarters of the 35 000 inhabitants of the southeastern town need humanitarian assistance following the unrest, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Red Cross: 115 bodies found in CAR's Bangassou

Scores of bodies discovered in border town where 26 people were previously reported dead, aid group says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN: As many as 100 killed in CAR fighting

Militia fighting spreads in rural areas of Central African Republic, with UN official calling it 'highly worrying'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN: New CAR Fighting Sets Off 'Alarm Bells'

Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic should set off “loud alarm bells,” the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday. More than 100 people have been killed and thousands forced to flee their homes in the past week as fighting between Muslims and Christians spreads. “The hard-earned relative ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

The UN high commissioner for human rights says violence is spreading through parts of Central African Republic that previously had been spared the kind of sectarian bloodshed seen in the capital.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | C Africa refugees stream into DRC by the thousands

Thousands of people fleeing troubled Central African Republic have streamed into DRC following an outbreak of sectarian violence in the border city of Bangassou, the UN's refugee agency says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

A series of attacks in remote areas of Central African Republic have forced more than 15 000 people to flee their homes over the past week while at least 130 are feared dead, says authorities.

- News24.com - ZA

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

BANGUI, Central African Republic " The U.N. high commissioner for human rights says violence is spreading through parts of Central African Republic that previously had been spared the kind of sectarian bloodshed seen in the capital.Zeid...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

MSF on Bangassou violence: 'We fear the worst for civilians'

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Central African Republic "We received 22 wounded on Saturday, and four more on Sunday morning. And then some 500 people trickled in and settled in the yard, in the corridors, hoping the fighters would refrain from attacking a medical structure. They are scared."Doctors Without ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' - UN human rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed grave alarm over the spread of violence by armed groups against the civilian population in several parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, as well as attacks against UN peacekeepers in the country's southeast.

- UN - INT

More than $1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees this year

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda South Sudan is now the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, with more than 1.8 million refugees – including one million children – having ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Le Coordonnateur Humanitaire lance une alerte sur les prémices d'une nouvelle crise humanitaire en Centrafrique

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Plus de trois mille personnes ont été déplacées par des attaques perpétrées depuis le 13 mai dans un quartier de la ville de Bangassou essentiellement habité par une population musulmane. ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

The latest outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in the sprawling country five times the size of France, has been reported in Bas-Uele province: an equatorial forest zone near the Central African Republic

- Daily Monitor - UG

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

Investigations urgently needed into abuse by Ugandan troops in CAR

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Central African Republic, Uganda Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, Human Rights Watch said.Investigations, Redress Urgently Needed – Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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

Ordered to Catch a Warlord, Ugandan Troops Are Accused of Hunting Girls

As Uganda prepares to withdraw forces from a mission in the Central African Republic, they leave behind troubling reports of sexual abuses.

- New York Times - US

Central African Republic death toll could reach 30: U.N.

BANGUI (Reuters - Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, U.N. officials and aid workers said on Sunday.

- Reuters - 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

UN chief 'outraged' by latest attacks in CAR, warns they could be war crimes

Strongly condemning the latest attacks against civilians and the United Nations in Central African Republic , Secretary-General António Guterres today urged authorities to investigate and bring those responsible to justice.

- UN - INT

CAR: MSF calls for a ceasefire in Bangassou to allow for deployment of urgent medical aid

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Central African Republic All wounded have the right to access medical care. Civilians should not be targeted, and all warring parties have a duty to respect the safety of medical facilities such as hospitals, ambulances and their staff.Bangassou/Bangui, 13 May 2017 – Following ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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