Central African Republic

First-round vote in strife-torn Central African Republic ‘undeniable success’ – UN envoy

Yesterday’s presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians, were an “undeniable success” with a massive turnout, the top United Nations official there said today.

UN peacekeepers help provide security as Central African Republic holds elections

United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) today as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians.

UN chief takes to radio waves of Central African Republic to appeal for peaceful polls

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took to the radio waves of the Central African Republic (CAR) to appeal to voters for a massive turn-out in tomorrow’s presidential poll, a major step in efforts to stabilize the country amid conflict between Muslims and Christians.

Central African Republic polls now scheduled for 30 December, UN reports

The presidential and legislative elections that had been scheduled to take place this Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR) will now be held on 30 December 2015, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country reported today.

Central African Republic: ICC Prosecutor warns against election-related violence, atrocity crimes

As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for general elections, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today that her Office will record any instance of violence and that anyone committing atrocity crimes will be held accountable.

Some 90 per cent of voters in Central African Republic favour new constitution – UN mission reports

Ninety per cent of voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in favour of the new Constitution, according to partial election results, while campaigning is now under way for the presidential elections and the final list of parliamentary candidates has been published, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

Ban vows to act quickly after report finds UN failed to respond ‘meaningfully’ to Central African Republic abuse allegations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to urgently review the recommendations made by an independent panel that found that the United Nations did not act with the “speed, care or sensitivity required,” when it uncovered information about crimes committed against children by soldiers – not under UN command – sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) to protect civilians.

Referendum held in much of Central African Republic despite disruptions – UN peacekeeping chief

A constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) amid conflict between Muslim and Christian factions took place successfully in the majority of the country yesterday, but violent “spoilers” disrupted the process in some areas, the top United Nations peacekeeping official reported today.

Ban urges peaceful, credible vote ahead of constitutional referendum in Central African Republic

On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in the Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner.

As Central African Republic prepares to vote, UN rights chief warns of inter-communal strife

On the eve of a constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) amid conflict between Muslims and Christians, the United Nations human rights chief today voiced deep concern at mounting sectarian language, warning of possible “dramatic consequences” given the highly volatile pre-election atmosphere.