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UN medals for MINUSCA’s Rwandans

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Peacekeeping duties honourably executed by Rwandan soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been rewarded with United Nations (UN) service medals. The Rwandans serving...

UN medals for Rwandans in CAR

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The services and support given by a group of Rwandan peacekeepers including combat forces and medics were honoured with United Nations (UN) peacekeeping medals...

“Lethargy” strikes CAR political process

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The senior United Nations (UN) representative in the Central African Republic (CAR) maintains the country is in a state of “de facto lethargy” as...

Sri Lanka rotates Mi-17s with UN mission in CAR

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The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has dispatched two Mi-17 helicopters to its aviation contingent in the Central African Republic (CAR). These are serving with...

Rugwabiza is new top UN staffer in CAR

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a new Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the UN Multi-dimensional Integrated...

Tunisian helicopters operational in Central African Republic

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The Tunisian Air Force’s three AB205A helicopters with the United Nations Minusca mission are now fully operational in the Central African Republic (CAR). The three...

UN says Central African Republic soldiers wounded ten Egyptian peacekeepers

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The United Nations mission in Central African Republic on Tuesday accused the country's presidential guard of opening fire on unarmed Egyptian peacekeepers and wounding...

Maintain momentum in CAR, UN urged

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Last week’s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a positive step, the top UN official there told the Security Council as he...

CAR SEA allegations see Gabonese soldiers sent home

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The entire Gabonese contingent attached to the UN Mission in Central African Republic (CAR) are to be “sent home immediately” in the wake of...

New commander for EU training mission in CAR

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French one-star general Jacques Langlade de Montgros is the new European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM CAR) commander taking over...

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...

Rwandans boost MINUSCA force

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The UN peacekeeping mission force in Central African Republic (CAR) now boasts an additional 300 soldiers from Rwanda, labelled the “Prussians of modern Africa”. The...

UN findings on PMCs in Africa “a bit rich”

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Criticism by a UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) working group on mercenaries of inter-operability between Russian private military contractors (PMCs) and UN peacekeepers...

UN experts alarmed by CAR Russian trainers

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A group of UN experts expressed alarm at increased recruitment and use of private military and foreign security contractors by the government of Central...

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

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The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). The state Inter Services...

MINUSCA peacekeeper killed

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A United Nations peacekeeper from Burundi was killed when attempting to stop an armed militant attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to...

MINUSCA helicopter crash

A Senegalese combat helicopter from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic crashed, killing three people, the mission head said. The crash...

Russia, China abstain on U.N. Central Africa vote, unhappy with France

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Russia and China abstained on Thursday in a United Nations vote to extend a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) because the French-drafted...

UN fires Central Africa legal advisor

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The UN mission in Central African Republic (CAR) fired one of its lawyers after he accused Rwandan peacekeepers of massacring 30 civilians...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic were ‘manipulated’ – U.N

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The United Nations' head of peacekeeping said on Thursday that civilians killed in gunbattles in Central African Republic's capital this week had...

Central African Republic demonstrators lay corpses in front of U.N. mission

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Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least nine people killed in recent clashes in Central African Republic's...

UN base in Central African Republic comes under fire

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Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a United Nations base in Central African Republic's capital, capping a day that saw at least one...

UN plans to reduce peacekeeper deaths

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Last year saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort...

Egyptian peacekeeper killed in CAR

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Suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic the United...

UN investigating sex abuse allegations in Central African Republic

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The United Nations is looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the Central African...

UN mission in CAR determined to fulfil mandate despite attacks on...

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The United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) warned against increasing attacks on civilians and peacekeeping personnel while stressing the...

Hostages held in Central African Republic mosque freed

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About 1,000 people held hostage since the weekend by armed militias in a mosque amid violent clashes in south-eastern Central African Republic...

UN peacekeeper killed in CAR, eight others wounded

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A United Nations peacekeeper in Central African Republic was killed and eight others wounded when their convoy was attacked by unknown assailants...

UN peacekeepers, not just militants, occupied CAR schools – claim

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Armed groups and even United Nations peacekeepers occupied schools or set up bases nearby in the Central African Republic (CAR), preventing countless...

Sixteen dead in Central African Republic fighting

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Two days of fighting between armed groups in Central African Republic has left 16 people dead including civilians while 10,000 have fled...

Cycle of violence restricting aid in Central African Republic

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Deadly spells of violence involving rival armed groups and attacks on aid groups in northern Central African Republic have restricted the delivery...

Congo calls Human Rights Watch report on killings ‘biased’

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The Republic of Congo said on Thursday a Human Rights Watch report accusing Congolese soldiers of killing 18 people while serving as...

Human Rights Watch accuses Congo Republic peacekeepers of killings

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Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused soldiers from the Republic of Congo of killing 18 people, including women and children, while serving...

Latest U.N. Central Africa sex abuse allegations elicit disgust

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The latest allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation levelled against international peacekeepers in Central African Republic elicited expressions of disgust on Thursday...

UN widens probe of fresh Central Africa sex abuse allegations

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The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in...

UN investigating fresh Central Africa rape allegations

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The United Nations is investigating fresh allegations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been hit with numerous charges...

UN mission sends Burundi officers home

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The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political...

European, U.N. troops accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic

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Twelve more children in the Central African Republic have accused European soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers of sexual abuse, the United Nations...

Peacekeepers accused of abusing children in Central African Republic: UN

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The United Nations said on Friday it had allegations that peacekeepers from Georgia, France and another unnamed country sexually abused children while...

Mauritania has received Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles

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The Mauritanian military has taken delivery of at least a dozen Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles, which are being deployed to the Central...

France to withdraw troops from Central Africa quickly, Hollande says

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French troops will be able to pull out of Central African Republic quickly once it elects a new president, President Francois Hollande...

Gabonese interoperability with U.S, France key to MINUSCA in Central Africa

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Military personnel from U.S. Army Africa recently visited Gabon in preparation of a major strategic lift operation to deliver essential equipment to...

Central African leader says U.N. forces need new powers to guard...

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U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic need stronger powers to take on armed groups trying to disrupt the build-up to presidential elections,...

U.N. says DR Congo failed to properly vet C.African Republic troops

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The United Nations said on Thursday it is in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo about the country's future involvement in...

U.N. plans to move troops to Central African Republic from Ivory...

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The United Nations said on Monday it plans to redeploy some 300 peacekeepers to Central African Republic from a U.N. mission in...

France to wind down Central African mission after elections

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France will resume withdrawing its troops from Central African Republic following elections intended to restore democratic rule following more than two years...

U.N. calls for loosening of Central African arms embargo

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The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) in Central African Republic called on the Security Council to loosen an arms...

Expect more sex abuse cases in Central African Republic: UN force...

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The head of the United Nations stabilisation force in the Central African Republic, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, has said there must be no mercy...

U.N.’s Central Africa force hit with new misconduct allegations

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The United Nations on Friday said it has received a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct by a peacekeeper stationed in the Central...

Cameroon troops with U.N. peacekeeping mission demand back pay

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Around 200 soldiers from Cameroon marched through the streets of the capital on Wednesday to demand eight months of back pay for...