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Global refugee numbers at 19-year high
The number of people who have been forcibly displaced by war and other crises worldwide has risen to its highest level for almost two decades, hitting 45.2 million, according to the UN's refugee agency.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Insecurity in Bangui increases food prices, lay-offs
BANGUI, 18 June 2013 - A security crisis in the Central African Republic - which began on 10 December 2012, when the rebel Seleka Alliance attacked the capital, Bangui, and continued after Seleka ousted former President Franois Boziz on 24 March - is ratcheting up food prices, causing unemployment and salary payment delays, and throwing the banking ... (more)
Chad arrests suspected member of elephant slaughter gang
Authorities in Chad have arrested a suspected member of a poaching gang accused of slaughtering nearly 200 elephants and killing five Cameroonian park rangers, the environment minister said on Tuesday.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Africa: UN - Children Victimized in World Conflicts
The United Nations says thousands of children have been killed, injured, tortured or recruited into militias and armies in the past year as a result of armed conflicts.
Central African Republic: Witness Absolves Bemba Troops of Murder and Pillaging
A witness in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba on Friday laid the blame for murders and pillaging committed in Bangui on Franois Boziz's rebel forces.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Political Strife, Security Issues In ACP Countries
Brussels, 15 June 2013/ ACP PRESS RELEASE : Worrying instability in the African states of Guinea and the Central African Republic will be urgent topics on the table at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly , to be held 17-19 June in Brussels.
SA troops off to Goma
Esethu Hasane says he wonders why the DA are focusing on Gauteng if they want to improve the living conditions of the poor.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Kony's rebels raid village, kill 12 people
AT least 16 people have been killed during clashes between rebels and villagers in Central African Republic, a military source says.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
C.African Republic rebels still in control of cabinet despite reshuffle
A cabinet reshuffle in Central African Republic requested by the international community to reduce the dominance of rebel leaders who seized power in a March coup has left the representatives of the SELEKA coalition in most of the top cabinet posts.
Mali: Conflicts in Syria, Mali Pose Unprecedented Threats to Children - UN Report
Despite progress to protect children living in war-affected countries, the evolving character and tactics of conflict are creating unprecedented threats for children, particularly in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, a top United Nations envoy today said.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Central African Republic: Another Former CAR Soldier Defends Bemba
Today, another former military officer in the army of the Central African Republic stated that Jean-Pierre Bemba's troops were integrated into that country's army during the 2002-2003 armed conflict.
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$ 7.1...
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated over US$7.1 million to lifesaving assistance to be provided through UN agencies to some 1.1 million people, including 595,000 children below 5 years of age, in the Central African Republic .
Central African Republic: Thousands Still Missing HIV Treatment Following Coup
More than 15,000 people living with HIV in the Central African Republic had their life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment interrupted as a result of the instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the Slka rebel group.
The Central African Republic: A new grey zone
THE long-troubled Central African Republic is drifting deeper into crisis under an unruly band of rebels whose coup in March ended President FranA ois BozizA©'s decade of rule.
Help Is Coming for Gold Reserves Project of Ghana Gold Corp
Ghana Gold Corp declared that the government of the Central African Republic has agreed to help the company with its gold reserves project.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
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UN: Children Victimized in World Conflicts
Two Palestinian refugee children lean on the wall of a house in Gezirat al-Fadel village, Sharqiya, about 150 kilometers east of Cairo, Egypt, May 17, 2013.
Senegalese general to head UN peacebuilding office in Central African Republic
"The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Vogt's leadership and her efforts to promote peace, security and development in the Central African Republic," a UN spokesperson said in a statement.
Child deaths likely to soar in post-coup CAR - " aid group
Central African Republic: Bemba Was 'Too Busy to Command Troops'
War crimes accused Jean-Pierre Bemba "would not stand by and not take action" if he were aware that his troops were committing acts of violence, a former officer with the Movement for the Liberation of Congo militia said today.
SANDF spent R108m on flights to CAR
It cost the SANDF R108.6 million to charter aircraft to ferry troops to and from the Central African Republic during the crisis there that culminated in the deaths of 15 South African soldiers.