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Maxime Mokom: the man from the Central African Republic on trial...

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The Central African Republic (CAR) descended into conflict in 2013 when Seleka rebels deposed then President François Bozizé. Seleka rebels claimed to stand for the...

Medals for Indonesian sappers on peacekeeping mission

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Two hundred peacekeepers from the MINUSCA Indonesian Engineering Company received UN service medals for contribution to peace and stability in the Central African Republic...

UN arms embargo on CAR extended for year, China abstains

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended a Central African Republic (CAR) arms embargo and targeted sanctions regime for another year, however China...

ISS: Will this week’s AU mission to CAR deliver a change...

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More regional attention is welcome, but a four-day visit is unlikely to produce more than a show of commitment. The ongoing conflict in the Central...

Bangui was a mission too far, says former Joint Operations Chief...

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Retired Major General Ashton Sibango has said South Africa’s mission to the Central African Republic that ended in the death of 15 soldiers was...

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

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France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation...

Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters delivered to Central African Republic

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A Russian Air Force Antonov An-124 transport aircraft has delivered Mi-8MT and Mi-24V helicopters to the Central African Republic. According to Centrafriquenews, the helicopters arrived...

ISS: CAR attempts democracy and justice amid violent chaos

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The turbulence in the Central African Republic raises questions about the timing of institutional reform. The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR)...

Central African Republic declares state of emergency to combat rebels

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Central African Republic declared a state of emergency on Thursday to help it crack down on armed groups, as the United Nations’ envoy to...

Russia withdrawing military instructors from CAR

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Russia will withdraw 300 military instructors from the Central African Republic, after they were deployed in December 2020 ahead of the country’s presidential election. "The...

In visit to Central African Republic, French general says situation not...

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A top French general in West Africa has dismissed calls for his country to engage more in Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels earlier...

Nearly 60 000 have fled Central African Republic violence: UN

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The number of people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic has doubled in just a week to nearly 60 000, the UN refugee...

ISS: CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

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Is more robust engagement needed to neutralise armed groups unwilling to give peace a chance? On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic...

Central African Republic President Touadera wins re-election

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President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won Central African Republic’s 27 December presidential election by securing more than 53% of votes in the first round, according...

CAR Minister of Defence and Africom praise strengthened defence ties

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Ambassador Andrew Young, US Africa Command’s (Africom’s) deputy commander for civil-military engagement, spoke with the Central African Republic’s (CAR's) Minister of Defence Marie-Noelle Koyara...

Russia supplies BRDM-2 vehicles to Central African Republic

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Russia has delivered ten BRDM-2 armoured vehicles to the Central African Republic (CAR), with another ten expected to be delivered soon. The first batch arrived...

ISS: Stability needed for CAR’s upcoming elections

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In the run-up to the Central African Republic’s (CAR) 27 December 2020 elections, political manoeuvrings have started within both government and the opposition. Former...

ISS: Can the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved?

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Eight months after the 6 February peace deal was concluded between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 armed groups, several important challenges...

Sudan shuts borders

Sudan’s transitional government ordered immediate closure of the nation’s borders with Libya and Central African Republic, citing security and economic “dangers”. A statement by...

CAR militia leaders accused of war crimes

The alleged leaders of Central African Republic militias, one prominent in African football, heard details of war crimes accusations against them at the International...

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