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President of Central African Republic wins re-election

– – The president of the Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadéra has won re-election in last month’s presidential election. He secured almost 54% of the votes in the December 27 first round of voting, according to results from electoral commission. Mathias Morouba, president of the National Election Authority (ANE) told journalists in the capital, Bangui that the president… Read More
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Central African Republic spirals into new crisis

Three years after armed groups in the Central African Republic signed a ceasefire agreement, more than one million people are displaced. “The number of families uprooted from their homes has increased to a level we have not witnessed since the peak of the conflict in 2014,” warned Eric Batonon, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). More than 100,000… Read More

Pope’s historic visit to Central African Republic (CAR) must address sectarian conflict

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 27 November 2015   Central African Republic (CAR) must seize the historic opportunity that Pope Francis’ two-day visit presents to place human rights and justice at the heart of national reconciliation efforts, Amnesty International said today. At least 75 people have been killed, many of them civilians, in a fresh wave of sectarian violence in the... Read More

CAR: Unprotected Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western CAR have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published today. The report, “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic”, reveals how Muslims who have returned to their homes in large parts of western CAR following the 2014 killing spree... Read More

Central African Republic: New Constitution should leave no space for impunity

Authorities in Central African Republic should amend clauses in a proposed new constitution that could undermine the fight against impunity, Amnesty International said ahead of a national reconciliation forum in Bangui. In an open letter to delegates attending the Bangui Forum starting on 4 May, the organisation warns that the current draft constitution could allow any serving president immunity from... Read More

CAR: Key Step Toward Justice Get New Special Criminal Court Up and Running

(Bangui, April 24, 2015) – The Central African Republic's National Transitional Council has taken decisive action for justice for the victims of atrocities by adopting a law to establish a Special Criminal Court within the national justice system, 23 Central African and international human rights organizations said today. The draft law, which the government sent to the transitional parliament on... Read More

Central African Republic: UN credibility at stake amid rising attacks against civilians

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take bold measures to protect civilians amid an escalating wave of sectarian attacks in the central regions of the country, said Amnesty International after visiting some of the most affected areas. Despite the deployment of a new UN peacekeeping mission on 15 September, dozens of civilians, including several children, have... Read More

French journalist Camille Lepage killed in CAR

Ms Lepage had been working in CAR for several months French photojournalist Camille Lepage has been murdered while working in the Central African Republic, presidential officials in Paris say. The body of Ms Lepage, 26, was found when a French patrol stopped a car driven by Christian anti-balaka militia in the Bouar region, a statement said. She had reportedly been… Read More

Three MSF Staff Among 16 Civilians Killed at Central African Republic Hospital

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 – Sixteen civilians, including three national staff members of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), were killed during an armed robbery on MSF hospital grounds in the northern town of Boguila in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday, April 26. The incident occurred when armed ex-Seleka members surrounded Boguila’s… Read More