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February 9, 2021

Forgotten Conflicts 2021: When Will the Crisis in the Central African Republic End?

Last October, an ICRC medical team helped a woman deliver a baby boy in the bush on their way to a health center we support in Grévaï, a small town in the north-central region of CAR. On her way to the market, by foot, the woman went into labour and only by chance did not have to go through it alone, surviving along with her baby.
August 24, 2019

Two Million Children in West and Central Africa Robbed of an Education Due to Conflict

Fourteen-year-old Fanta lives in a tent in a settlement in Zamaï, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon with her mother and two brothers. They came here more than a year ago after her father and elder brother were murdered and her elder sister abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram.
September 14, 2017

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.
March 24, 2015

Smugglers Peddle ‘Conflict Diamonds’ from Central African Republic, Ignoring Ban

Since a coup d’etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine.
January 17, 2014

OP-ED: Avoiding Another Crisis in the Central African Republic

The European Union and the United Nations will co-chair a high-level meeting in Brussels on Monday, aiming to mobilise funding to provide immediate life-saving assistance for the Central African Republic.
December 19, 2013

Cameroonians Flee Atrocities in Central African Republic

“We couldn’t stand the violence anymore,” said 27-year-old Baba Hamadou shortly after alighting from a chartered flight at the Douala International Airport earlier this week.
December 10, 2013

Africa Prepares for Central African Republic Deployment

The African Union is preparing to deploy thousands of troops in the Central African Republic as a deadly conflict there spirals further out of control.
December 6, 2013

U.N. Stays on Sidelines of Central African Chaos

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorise the deployment of thousands of French and African Union troops in the Central African Republic but stopped short of approving a full U.N. peacekeeping force in the country.
November 26, 2013

Calls Mount for U.N. Force in Central African Republic

France has said it will circulate a Security Council draft resolution Monday night that would create a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, as violence in its former colony threatens to morph into an ethnic conflict.
August 19, 2013

Violence Against Civilians Peaks in Central African Republic

As Michel Djotodia took his oath as the new president of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Aug. 18, Séléka, the coalition of rebel groups that he led and that helped him overthrow the government on Mar. 23, were still looting and killing civilians.
Forest elephants in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Central African countries are developing strategies against climate change. Credit: Thomas Breuer
March 1, 2012

CENTRAL AFRICA: Tentative Steps Towards Adaptation

Governments and civil society organisations in Central Africa are slowly developing strategies in response to global warming. But specialists say the steps being taken seem hesitant in the face of emerging realities.
Forest elephants in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Central African countries are developing strategies against climate change. Credit: Thomas Breuer/Wikicommons

CENTRAL AFRICA: Tentative Steps Towards Adaptation

Governments and civil society organisations in Central Africa are slowly developing strategies in response to global warming. But specialists say the steps being taken seem hesitant in the face of emerging realities.
December 4, 2008


Despite intense international efforts to resolve the years-long armed political conflict between the government and rebel groups, prospects for peace in the Central African Republic remain as elusive as ever.
November 1, 2007

ENVIRONMENT: Central Africa&#39s "Most Beautiful Waterfall" Under Threat

Described as the most beautiful waterfall in Central Africa, Gabon's Kongou Falls are also at the heart of an environmental controversy that some believe has far-reaching implications for conservation in the country.
June 26, 2007

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: On the Brink of Collapse?

The lives and well-being of hundreds of thousands of civilians are threatened by a rising tide of violence and lawlessness in Central African Republic (CAR), according to Amnesty International, which called Tuesday for the immediate deployment of U.N. peacekeeping force there.
June 4, 2007

CENTRAL AFRICA: Not Ready to Negotiate Trade with Europe

Central Africa seems an unlikely candidate for a free trade deal with the European Union.
May 10, 2007

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Plans Against Desertification. But What of Funds?

For many, the Central African Republic (CAR) is associated with political instability - a legacy of multiple coups - while others may see the country in terms of environmental riches, notably its population of lowland gorillas. Less immediate, perhaps, are thoughts of desertification, even though vast tracts of CAR land are facing degradation.
August 27, 2006

POLITICS-CENTRAL AFRICA: Three Countries, One Common Problem

The banditry activities along the Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic borders are worsening and claiming innocent lives.
July 18, 2006

ECONOMY-CENTRAL AFRICA: Profits to Be Had in Becoming a Banana Republic

It's a tale of two countries, and competing groups of female sellers. The account of the banana trade between Cameroon and Gabon is also an illustration of how difficult regional economic integration can be.
November 28, 2003

POLITICS-CENTRAL AFRICA: Rwanda and the DRC Buoyant About Peace

Peace efforts in the Great Lakes region were taken a step further this week when leaders from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo met in South Africa for talks.
June 10, 2002

POLITICS: EU Pledges Funds to Help End Conflicts in Central Africa

The European Union (EU) has pledged 36 billion CFA (around 51.428 million U.S. dollars) to help end conflicts in central Africa.
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