Central African Republic

New child sex abuse claims in CAR

2015-06-23 23:13

A UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic is suspected of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman says.

Date set for Central African Republic elections

2015-06-19 11:45

Central African Republic will hold presidential and parliamentary elections, seen as critical to drawing a line under a two-year inter-religious conflict on October 18, a spokesperson for the interim government says.

UN calls for CAR Congo troops probe

2015-06-05 23:00

The UN human rights chief says he was "deeply concerned" about inaction over claims that 11 people were killed by Congolese peacekeepers in the Central African Republic 15 months ago.

File on alleged sex-abuse by French in CAR declassified

2015-06-03 20:08

The Paris prosecutor's office has received documents linked to a military investigation of alleged sexual abuse by French soldiers against children in Central African Republic.

UN rights staff fear for jobs amid CAR sex abuse case

2015-05-29 08:37

The UN's poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers in the Central African Republic has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs.

Central African Republic pleads for aid to hold elections

2015-05-26 20:58

The interim president of the Central African Republic has urged rich donor countries to deliver on aid promised to her war ravaged nation, including funds to pay for elections later this year.

'Wall' of religious hatred divides Central African town

2015-05-25 11:13

The outbreak of violence that plunged the Central African Republic into chaos in 2013 has left a legacy of suspicion, fear and hatred that still plagues places like the southern mining town of Boda.

Calls grow for inquiry on sexual abuse by UN personnel

2015-05-14 06:00

Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has joined prominent activists to call for a full inquiry on sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and personnel following the furore over alleged child sexual assault by French troops in the Central African Republic.

Clashes disrupt Central African Republic peace forum

2015-05-12 08:07

The UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic have shot in the air and used tear gas to disperse gunmen who tried to disrupt a forum aimed at helping restore peace to the country, witnesses say.

Judges launch probe into CAR child sex scandal

2015-05-07 19:12

Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor has announced.


UN panel to review CAR child sex abuse claims

2015-06-23 11:55

A former Supreme Court justice of Canada will lead a review of how the UN handled allegations that French and African troops sexually abused children in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says.

DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots

2015-06-19 08:05

DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa.

UN chief sets up review over child sex abuse in CAR

2015-06-03 22:34

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has moved to set up an independent external review of how the United Nations handled allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in the Central African Republic.

Probes of child abuse in CAR should intensify - UN

2015-05-31 09:43

The UN human rights chief urged several countries to intensify their investigations of alleged sexual abuse of young children in the Central African Republic.

Child sex abuse: CAR, French leaders hail judicial co-operation

2015-05-27 13:28

France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leader of the two countries say, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.

UN officials didn't follow up on CAR sex abuse claims for months

2015-05-26 11:04

For months, the UN’s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, but they didn’t follow up, statements show.

CAR militias free over 300 enslaved children

2015-05-14 18:49

Armed groups in Central African Republic have released more than 300 enslaved children as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as the country turns to healing after two years of conflict.

CAR reconciliation forum calls for poll delay

2015-05-12 09:08

A forum seeking to restore peace in the Central African Republic has called for the country’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections to be delayed.

Armed groups in CAR sign disarmament deal

2015-05-11 10:49

Rival armed groups in Central African Republic have signed a deal to lay down arms and end a conflict that has killed thousands, the UN says.

UN 'whistleblower' on CAR child sex scandal reinstated

2015-05-07 14:28

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompas who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

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