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# Central African Republic

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# Conflict
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.
# Pygmy tribes
Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'
Activist group Survival said “green colonialism” is not just destroying lives but also harming conservation.
# Humanitarian
Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic
Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.
# medecins sans frontieres
Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence
“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.
# MINUSCA
19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in Central Africa, says UN
The UN has called on the armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal.”
# Jean-Pierre Bemba
Congo warlord jailed for 18 years over 'sadistic' rapes and murders
Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed for a series of brutal rapes and murders in CAR over a decade ago.
# Central African Republic
UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops
It was alleged that French troops had forced children to perform sexual acts in exchange for food.
# Central African Republic
French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.
Voices
Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR
“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”
# Helping out
Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.
Voices
Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?
The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.
# Central African Republic
Ireland sends €200k worth of tents, blankets and supplies to Cameroon refugees
The airlift is being sent from Ghana and is in addition to more than €3 million in funding Ireland has given this year to UN agencies and NGOs for CAR.
Voices
Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.
# CAR
Girl (11) found alive amongst dead bodies after village massacre
The shocking incident took place in a village in the Central African Republic.
# Central African Republic
Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis
A high-level meeting on the crisis will take place in Brussels tomorrow morning.
# unrest
Fresh fighting in Central African Republic as presidential vote looms
A peacekeeping officer said that people “are in a desperate situation”.
# Central African Republic
Sectarian violence breaks out in Central African Republic
The resignation of the country’s president has done little to quell tensions.
# gone
President and PM of Central African Republic resign amid anarchy
Central African Republic is one of the world’s most unstable countries and there are fears the power vacuum could cause more problems.
# Central African Republic
Threat of 'deadly outbreak of disease' in camps for children fleeing CAR violence
Over 935,000 people have been displaced across the country over the past year.
# Defence Forces
EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic
The Department of Defence said that any decision to send Irish troops to CAR would be a decision “made by government ultimately”.
# Central African Republic
At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF
The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.
# Central African Republic
Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic
With over 700,000 people displaced, Ireland is stepping in to help.
# Central African Republic
Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic
They were the first deaths suffered by French troops since they entered the African nation, an unstable former colony, last week to quell an upsurge in violence.
# Conflict
France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic
President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.
Voices
Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?
Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.
# Central African Republic
Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March
The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.
# warning
Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'
“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.
# Africa
Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic
Médicins sans Frontiéres says that a religious division in the country has left tens of thousands fleeing violence.
# Central African Republic
People of Central African Republic "abandoned" and in need
Médecins Sans Frontières has said that the majority of the country is without aid, three months after a coup.
# Refugees
One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.
Voices
Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.
# DR Congo
11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
# kony
Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard
The body guard to the notorious LRA leader had earned a grim reputation over the abduction of children.
# Africa
US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic
The UN has demanded that rebels halt their nearly three-week offensive to ensure the safety of civilians.
# Attack
Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.
# Africa
Seven dead after Central African Republic clash
Tensions continue to rise in the unstable nation after last month’s disputed general election.