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CAR is first African country to adopt bitcoin as official currency

– – The Central African Republic has now adopted bitcoin as an official currency, making it the second country in the world do to after El Salvador. El Salvador became the second country to do so when it made its own announcement last year. CAR lawmakers voted unanimously to pass the bill legalizing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in parliament this week.… Read More
Africa World 

Why the inside of your car is filthier than a toilet seat

– – Do you know that your car could be hosting the most germs compared to your toilet? Well researchers in the UK say cars are not only filthy on the outside but inside too. In fact cars host more germs of significantly higher levels than the average toilet seat, according to a study by researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. The… Read More
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Hyundai, KIA to set up assembly plants in Ghana by 2022

– – Global carmakers, Hyundai and KIA are to set up their assembly plants in Ghana by the end of 2022, according to government officials. Ghana’s minister for trade, Alan Kyerematen said when these firms set up, they would be joining firms like “Toyota-Suzuki, Nissan, Kantanka, Volkswagen & Sinotruck” that are already operating in the country. “The Ghana Auto Development… Read More
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World’s ‘fastest woman’ racing driver dies trying to break own record

Racing driver Jessi Combs, considered the “fastest woman on four wheels,” was killed in a car accident trying to break her own record, police said Wednesday. Combs’s jet car crashed Tuesday in the Alvord Desert where she was pronounced dead at the scene, officers in the northwestern US state of Oregon said in a statement. Combs, 39, earned her “fastest… 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

CAR refugees in Chad: “What’s happening right now is unacceptable”

  “It is critical to recognise that the vast majority of these persons have fled violent situations in order to save their own lives” SARAH CHATEAUHEAD OF MISSION, CHAD 18.03.2014 Refugees fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) have to endure a long and torturous journey to escape the violence in their home country. Unfortunately once they reach Chad, their struggles… Read More