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#Central African Republic

# central-african-republic - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
# Conflict
# Conflict

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,914 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

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

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'
# Pygmy Tribes
# Pygmy Tribes

Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 8,756 Views 3 Comments

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
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:22 PM 7,868 Views 36 Comments

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
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence

Apr 17th 2017, 6:29 AM 8,236 Views 4 Comments

“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
# MINUSCA
# MINUSCA

19 civilians and six police dead after two days of clashes in Central Africa, says UN

Oct 29th 2016, 12:11 PM 5,971 Views 7 Comments

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
# Jean-Pierre Bemba
# Jean-Pierre Bemba

Congo warlord jailed for 18 years over 'sadistic' rapes and murders

Jun 21st 2016, 2:25 PM 18,739 Views 31 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

UN slammed for 'gross failure' to act on sex abuse allegations against troops

Dec 17th 2015, 10:08 PM 11,722 Views 23 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

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

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,612 Views 38 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

Jan 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 137 Views 3 Comments

“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'
# Helping Out
# Helping Out

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

Dec 29th 2014, 12:49 PM 7,213 Views 24 Comments

“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?
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 87 Views 12 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Ireland sends €200k worth of tents, blankets and supplies to Cameroon refugees

Jun 13th 2014, 7:37 PM 5,046 Views 33 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 24 Views 18 Comments

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
# CAR

Girl (11) found alive amongst dead bodies after village massacre

Feb 14th 2014, 7:46 PM 29,001 Views 35 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Costello calls for "urgent" international response to CAR crisis

Jan 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 4,507 Views 13 Comments

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
# Unrest
# Unrest

Fresh fighting in Central African Republic as presidential vote looms

Jan 18th 2014, 3:58 PM 3,835 Views 1 Comment

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Sectarian violence breaks out in Central African Republic

Jan 11th 2014, 2:21 PM 4,884 Views 29 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

President and PM of Central African Republic resign amid anarchy

Jan 10th 2014, 12:38 PM 5,455 Views 9 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Threat of 'deadly outbreak of disease' in camps for children fleeing CAR violence

Jan 9th 2014, 12:46 PM 3,893 Views 0 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic

Jan 8th 2014, 5:17 PM 6,702 Views 34 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

Jan 2nd 2014, 12:37 PM 14,293 Views 47 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic

Dec 27th 2013, 2:04 PM 7,649 Views 93 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

Dec 10th 2013, 12:02 PM 4,572 Views 10 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

Dec 5th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,264 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 124 Views 18 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March

Nov 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 5,693 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'
# Warning
# Warning

Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'

Nov 21st 2013, 8:29 AM 12,273 Views 132 Comments

“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
# Africa
# Africa

Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic

Oct 16th 2013, 2:52 PM 6,702 Views 37 Comments

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
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

People of Central African Republic "abandoned" and in need

Jul 9th 2013, 7:05 AM 3,796 Views 19 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Jun 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 3,044 Views 49 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten

Mar 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 183 Views 9 Comments

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
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 2,900 Views 3 Comments

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
# Kony
# Kony

Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard

Jan 21st 2013, 8:49 AM 5,540 Views 15 Comments

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
# Africa
# Africa

US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic

Dec 28th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,864 Views 8 Comments

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
# Attack
# Attack

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

Jun 25th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,871 Views 1 Comment

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
# Africa
# Africa

Seven dead after Central African Republic clash

Feb 11th 2011, 8:51 PM 818 Views 0 Comments

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