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Central African Republic

Off-the-shelf technology assisting peacekeepers

As the summer heat baked the Central African Republic (CAR), tensions between ex-Séléka and Anti-Balaka forces boiled near the town of Kaga-Bandoro in August 2016. Clashes continued in September, killing four and displacing more than 3,000 people in nearby Ndomété. By October, the region was a powder keg.

Central African Republic mass rape allegation

Militia fighters attacked, kidnapped and raped a large group of women in an isolated area of Central African Republic last month, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.

ISS: Central Africa's gathering storm

Countries in Central Africa had a turbulent 2017 – and forecasts suggest that the region’s problems aren’t going away any time soon. The oil-dependent region continues its tepid recovery from the 2014 bust in commodity prices. At the same time, socio-political restiveness simmers against a backdrop of pseudo-democratic governance and political repression.

Russia cementing military ties with the Central African Republic

Russia is deepening its military cooperation with the Central African Republic, donating small arms to the country’s military and holding diplomatic talks with its leader as it seeks to strengthen its influence on the continent.

Sex abuse case against French soldiers dismissed

French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while deployed in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, a judicial source said.
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