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# central-african-republic - Sunday 1 October, 2017

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.

# central-african-republic - Monday 3 July, 2017

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

# central-african-republic - Monday 17 April, 2017

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.

# central-african-republic - Saturday 29 October, 2016

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.”

# central-african-republic - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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 - Thursday 17 December, 2015

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 - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

# central-african-republic - Saturday 17 January, 2015

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.”

# central-african-republic - Monday 29 December, 2014

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.

# central-african-republic - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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 - Friday 13 June, 2014

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.

# central-african-republic - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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.

# central-african-republic - Friday 14 February, 2014

Girl (11) found alive amongst dead bodies after village massacre 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 - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis

A high-level meeting on the crisis will take place in Brussels tomorrow morning.

# central-african-republic - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fresh fighting in Central African Republic as presidential vote looms

A peacekeeping officer said that people “are in a desperate situation”.

# central-african-republic - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Sectarian violence breaks out in Central African Republic

The resignation of the country’s president has done little to quell tensions.

# central-african-republic - Friday 10 January, 2014

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 - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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.

# central-african-republic - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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 - Thursday 2 January, 2014

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 - Friday 27 December, 2013

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 - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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”.

# central-african-republic - Friday 29 November, 2013

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 - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March

The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.

# central-african-republic - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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”.

# central-african-republic - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

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 - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Friday 22 February, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Monday 21 January, 2013

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.

# central-african-republic - Friday 28 December, 2012

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.

# central-african-republic - Monday 25 June, 2012

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.

# central-african-republic - Friday 11 February, 2011

Seven dead after Central African Republic clash

Tensions continue to rise in the unstable nation after last month’s disputed general election.