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Central African Republic's Ex-President Named Head Of Rebel Militia

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman says Central African Republic's former president has been reinstated as head of a rebel movement...

Central African Republic: Massacres in Remote Villages

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Anti-balaka fighters killed at least 72 Muslim men and boys, some as young as 9, in two recent attacks in southwestern Central African Republic.

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.

Central African Republic -- 'We Will Take Our Revenge'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Human Rights Watch

Fatimatu Yamsa knew that her desperate attempt to flee the slaughter all around her had failed as soon as she saw the Christian anti-balaka militia at a roadblock.

Dispatch from CAR: What Communal Slaughter Looks Like Up Close

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Since overthrowing the government in March, Seleka forces, an alliance of predominantly Muslim armed groups, have ruled through the gun and with terror, attacking and burning down Christian villages, killing and wounding untold numbers of people.

African Peacekeepers to the Rescue

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Just last month, it seemed that the African peacekeeping troops in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, did little more than turn a profit selling cold beers to the local population. But today, those same troops courageously came to the rescue of people caught in an intense battle.

The Central African Republic's Coming Genocide

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The chaos in the CAR has potential to negatively impact its neighboring states further, especially given the region's ongoing conflicts and instability.

Futility in a Blue Helmet

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN must support its own soldiers in Central African Republic and the existing force in Darfur when they try to do their job. Otherwise, why do we bother to extend this false hope to civilians facing ethnic cleansing? The answer, of course, is that sending Blue Helmets makes us feel better.

What a War Crime Looks Like from Space

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Satellite images of the remote, gold mining village of Camp Bangui in the Central African Republic show dozens of black "burn scars" -- all that is left of more than 200 homes reduced to ashes following a November 10 attack.

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

The Central African Republic: The Emerging Pakistan of Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated in recent months with worsening humanitarian conditions, lawlessness and violence between the Christian and Muslim communities.

African Rebels Invade Elephant Sanctuary

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

DAKAR, Senegal -- The WWF said in a statement that suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group have entered one of Africa's most unique ele...

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

Coup Leader Dissolves CAR Constitution


BANGUI, Central African Republic — Aid groups and the international community on Tuesday condemned widespread looting in Central African Republi...

Implications of Political Change in the Central African Republic

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If we consider what has happened in countries such as Mali and Sudan, and what is now happening in the CAR, it appears that radical political change in the failed or failing states of SSA is the new normal.