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Central African Republic Violence

As Pope Francis Visits Africa

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Pope Francis begins his first visit to Africa this week. This visit is significant in many ways.

A Murder Unleashes Chaos In The Central African Republic

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

The murder of a young motorcycle taxi driver unleashed bloodshed and chaos in the capital of the Central African Republic this weekend, threatening to...

On Bangui's Once Blood-Stained Streets, Delicate Signs of a Slowly Returning Peace

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

For people in Bangui, December 5, 2013 was a day so horrific it does not need a month or year to identify it. Instead, it is referred to simply as 'le cinq' or 'the fifth.'

Central African Republic: A Nightmare for Children, a Nightmare for the Future

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Nearly 1.5 million children are out of school, rapidly losing any hope of rebuilding their lives and their country. Out-of-school children are at greater risk of violence, rape, recruitment into militias, and prostitution. It looks bleak now, and it looks bleak in the future.

UN Experts: Gold, Diamonds Fund Conflict In Central African Republic

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn DAKAR, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic and Uni...

UN Peacekeepers Free 67 Hostages In Central African Republic

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

BANGUI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman ...

Death Toll In The Central African Republic May Be A Lot Higher

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

DAKAR, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought because many ...

Central African Republic Bans Text Messages

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

While the Central African Republic stands on the precipice of genocide and protests rage in the capital, the government in Bangui has banned text mess...

A Country Is On The Brink Of Genocide And Very Few Know About It

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.06.2014 | World

Last Wednesday, 120 European Union peacekeepers arrived in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. They took up positions at the city's a...

Deadly Gunbattles Rock Central African Republic

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

By Marine Pennetier PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) - French peacekeepers killed several militants during a three-hour battle on Monday after c...

Deadly Attack In Central African Republic Kills Aid Workers And Chiefs

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

BANGUI, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Front...

Broke UN Agency Warns Of Catastrophic Situation In CAR

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, April 16 (Reuters) - Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not g...

Hope in the Central African Republic

Erik Solheim | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Erik Solheim

Security is crucial and there can be no peace and development while there is violence and fear. France and African Union troops have done a great job, but the current situation is neither viable nor sufficient.

My Day at the United Nations: Elevating the Conversation On Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Tim Mohin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Tim Mohin

The obvious question is: How and why does AMD have a point of view on this egregious situation?

The Central African Republic's Future Depends on New York and Washington

Florent Geel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Florent Geel

A United Nations peace-keeping mission for Central Africa? This is the ultimate question for the US and the international community as a whole as talks launched in New York on March 6 wend their way to a vote.

2013 Global Emergencies Stretched Resources 'To The Limit': Report

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

Last year was the worst year for humanitarian crises in two decades, and international aid organizations are feeling the strain. Dr. Richard J. Bre...

Invisible Acts of Selflessness

Michael Drew | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Michael Drew

He was one of the most famous poets of his age, and often called upon to weigh in on events, which he resisted. He preferred to act anonymously, acting on behalf of others, but never calling attention to himself.

Less Than 1,000 Muslims Are Left In CAR Capital City

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

(RNS) As the number of Muslims in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, dwindles to an estimated 900, the head of a global alliance of churche...

Central African Republic Churches Offer Refuge To Muslims

Religious News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a p...

Food Crisis Looms In Violence-Stricken CAR

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

By Media Coulibaly BANGUI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - An exodus of Muslim traders fleeing attacks by Christian militia in Central African Repu...

6 Things To Know About The World This Week

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

The WorldPost presents a roundup of some of the world events to watch in the coming week. 1) Lynchings and mass exodus in the Central African Repub...

UN Warns Of Risk Of Genocide In CAR

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

GENEVA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. humanitarian official warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a mass...

Central African Republic Rocked By Shooting, Looting After Leaders' Resignations

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Gunfire rang out, mosques were attacked and Muslim-owned shops and houses were loote...

5 Reasons Why Central Africans Are Living At The Airport

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Over the past month, fighting between militia groups has devastated Central African Republic. In an effort to rein in the violence, the president and ...

Nearly 1 Million Flee Violence In CAR

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

By Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Violence in Central African Republic has uprooted nearly a million people, a fifth of...