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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 Central Africa World 

UN says it has retaken CAR town from rebels

– – The United Nations has said that it has retaken the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR) from rebels. The rebels had seized the town on Tuesday with the government alleging an attempted coup. The government accused the former president, François Bozizé, of joining up with armed groups in an attempt to stage a coup –… Read More
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Central Africa Republic: Rebel push ‘under control’

– – Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is “under control”, a spokesman for UN peacekeeping forces said Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections. The government had alleged an attempted coup when three of the powerful armed groups that control most of the country’s territory began… 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

South Sudan, Central African Republic Targeted for US Political and Military Intervention

U.S. admits that military advisers are functioning in Somalia Fierce battles have taken place in two states in South Sudan. Unity state, an oil-producing area, was retaken by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Other gains in Jonglei state by Juba around the capital of Bor have occurred with the assistance of the Ugandan military during the first full week... Read More