Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Ban appoints Cameroonian general to lead UN peacekeeping force

As the United Nations “re-hats” some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that the current African force commander will remain in charge under the UN flag.

Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished

UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the Central African Republic (CAR) in neighbouring countries, such as Cameroun.

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Security Council, UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

UN agency renews call on donors to support Central African Republic refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).

Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks to usher in era of peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history.”

UN, European officials concerned at deliberate attacks on civilians in Central African Republic

The United Nations and European Commission emergency relief coordinators expressed deep concern today over reports of alarming levels of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), including several cases in which armed groups deliberately targeted camps sheltering displaced people.

Central African Republic: Security Council briefed on roll-out of UN peacekeeping mission

The insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains a great concern, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said today, highlighting the need for airlift capacity and other logistical assistance to increase the number of UN ‘blue helmets’ in the country.

Genocide in Central African Republic “can be avoided”

A genocide can be avoided in the Central African Republic with the intervention of the United Nations, according to an international body investigating human rights abuses in the country.

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UN in Central African Republic condemns attack on civilians sheltering in church

In what it termed a “brutal” attack, the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned the killing of dozens of displaced people at the site of Saint Joseph Cathedral and the Bishop's residence in Bambari.