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  • CAR: UN official calls for urgent measures to fight impunity in CAR
    11 february 2016 07:25:24
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new United Nations report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation's capital late last year has prompted the head of the UN peacekeeping mission there to call for urgent measures in the fight against impunity and to prevent future violations. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council boosts number of corrections officers for UN mission in CAR
    09 february 2016 21:31:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday decided to maintain the current personnel ceiling of more than 12,800 personnel in the military and police components of the UN peacekeeping operation in Central African Republic (CAR) and to increase the number of corrections officers, in order to ensure peace and security in the country. Full text...

  • CAR: 'Strengthen peacekeepers to prevent renewed violence' - Amnesty
    08 february 2016 07:35:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Civilians in Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of deadly violence and instability unless serious weaknesses in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, MINUSCA, are urgently addressed, Amnesty International said in a new report published on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Environment watchdog takes action against car pollutants in Kenya
    05 february 2016 18:26:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) will begin a crackdown on smoke emitting car pollutants and factories emitting industrial effluent as part of its efforts to restore air quality and prevent the adverse effects of climate change, a top official said.Full text...

  • UN: New allegations of sexual abuse emerge against UN peacekeepers in CAR
    04 february 2016 17:43:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Thursday reported that it has identified seven new possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the town of Bambari, just days after the UN revealed which countries' troops have been accused of abusing minors. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia launches plan to improve treatment for heart ailments
    04 february 2016 11:07:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia’s Health Minister Kesetebirhan Admasu has launched a plan to improve the treatment of heart ailments and other non-communicable diseases, such as stroke, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases in collaboration with a drug-manufacturing firm. Full text...

  • UN: UN in CAR releases US$9 million for humanitarian needs
    02 february 2016 14:50:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN country-based Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Full text...

  • UN: ICC Trial Chamber to deliver judgment on CAR rebel leader on 21 March
    02 february 2016 14:03:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief alarmed at more sexual abuse allegations in CAR
    29 january 2016 16:22:16
    New Ylork, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN renews sanctions, stresses urgent need to end impunity in CAR
    27 january 2016 18:35:16
    New York, US (PANA) – Stressing the urgent need to end impunity in Central African Republic (CAR) and bring to justice those who violate humanitarian law, the UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed its sanctions against individuals or groups implicated in the country’s ongoing sectarian tensions. Full text...

  • UN: WFP says Central African Republic faces hunger
    20 january 2016 18:40:49
    New York, US (PANA) - An emergency food security assessment by the UN World Full text...

  • UN: Final provisional results for legislative polls in CAR announced
    13 january 2016 22:28:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday reported that the final provisional results for the legislative elections have been announced by the nation's electoral body, ANE, with 21 candidates, including three women, being elected by an absolute majority during the first round.Full text...

  • Libya: Over 100 Libyans referred abroad for medical care
    10 january 2016 15:23:45
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Ministry of Health has spent over US$ 476,000 on 102 Libyans who were injured in different armed clashes and taken abroad for specialised medical treatment between July and December 2015, it was officially disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in CAR hails first-round election results
    07 january 2016 22:54:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Thursday welcomed the announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN official in CAR meets presidential candidates
    07 january 2016 05:26:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) said on Wednesday that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections. Full text...

  • Congo: President Sassou Nguesso praises efforts made by CAR partners
    06 january 2016 16:41:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday hailed the efforts made by international partners to support Central African Republic in its political transition.Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l welcomes UN decision to probe fresh sexual abuse in CAR
    06 january 2016 15:39:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday welcomed UN’s decision to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), and stressed the need for further reform and for perpetrators to be brought to justice. Full text...

  • UN: 'Fresh allegations of sexual abuse made against UN peacekeepers in CAR'
    06 january 2016 14:04:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the UN flag, UN envoy in CAR, Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • CAR: Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against blue berets in CAR
    06 january 2016 09:19:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the world body’s flag, the top UN official in CAR said on Tuesday, as further steps are being put in place to combat the scourge. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Mission warns politicians in CAR to avoid carefree statements
    04 january 2016 11:23:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Asserting that the many malfunctions observed during the 30 December 2015 presidential and legislative elections in Central African Republic (CAR) were "not enough to taint the credibility of these polls", the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has called on candidates and political parties to avoid speech that could harm the climate of peace and cause confusion in the country before the announcement of results.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges CAR to ensure success of electoral process
    30 december 2015 21:27:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday called on political stakeholders in Central African Republic (CAR) to do all they can to ensure the success of the electoral process underway in the country and to lay the foundation for the restoration of lasting peace, security and reconciliation. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeepers help provide security as CAR holds elections
    30 december 2015 16:26:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout Central African Republic (CAR) Wednesday 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. Full text...

  • CAR: Voting begins in CAR presidential, parliamentary elections
    30 december 2015 10:03:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Voting on Wednesday began in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Central African Republic (CAR) that would climax a transition period after bloody fighting between Christian and Muslim militias claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of citizens. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appeals to voters in CAR for peaceful polls
    29 december 2015 18:40:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took to the radio waves of the Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF sends election observation mission to CAR
    29 december 2015 14:25:08
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A delegation from the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), led by former Nigerien minister Boukar Mai Manga, has arrived in Bangui to monitor the parliamentary and presidential elections due for 30 December in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official communiqué issued here Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: Central African Republic polls now scheduled for 30 December
    25 december 2015 05:15:18
    New York, US (PANA) - 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 has reported. Full text...

  • Senegal: Rights groups calls for the establishment of special court in CAR
    23 december 2015 14:45:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Some 23 human rights groups Wednesday called for the intensification of efforts towards the establishment of a Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: ICC warns against violence during elections in Central African Republic
    23 december 2015 13:33:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Full text...

  • UN: Ban vows to act quickly on CAR abuse allegations
    18 december 2015 06:02:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday 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. Full text...

  • US: Ban vows to act quickly after report finds UN failed to respond to CAR abuse allegations
    17 december 2015 17:35:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday 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 Central African Republic (CAR) to protect civilians. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Stakeholders review migration, health strategy for South West Indian Ocean region
    15 december 2015 14:04:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Stakeholders met Tuesday in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital, to review and endorse an International Organization for Migration (IOM)-facilitated migration and health strategy for the South West Indian Ocean region. Full text...

  • UN: CAR constitutional referendum held despite challenges
    15 december 2015 05:16:00
    New York, US (PANA) - A constitutional referendum to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) amid conflict between Muslim and Christian factions took place successfully in the majority of the country on Sunday, but violent “spoilers” disrupted the process in some areas, the top United Nations peacekeeping official reported on Monday. Full text...

  • CAR: UN chief urges peaceful, credible conduct of CAR polls on draft Constitution
    12 december 2015 19:36:56
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - On the eve of the referendum on the draft Constitution in Central African Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the referendum is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief warns on inter-communal strife in CAR
    11 december 2015 22:35:29
    New York, US (PANA) - On the eve of a constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) following conflict between Muslims and Christians, UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein on Friday expressed deep concern at mounting sectarian language, warning of inter-communal strife due to the highly volatile pre-election atmosphere. Full text...

  • UN: UN engaged 250 peacekeepers for Pope's security in CAR
    01 december 2015 16:40:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday said it brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says millions of children need urgent assistance in CAR
    30 november 2015 17:15:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Nearly three years after the devastating conflict began in Central Full text...

  • CAR: Pope Francis arrives in CAR
    29 november 2015 17:06:10
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, for a two-day visit on the final leg of his three-nation African tour that has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda.Full text...

  • Ghana: 'Pope's historic CAR visit must address sectarian conflict'
    28 november 2015 06:45:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) says Central African Republic (CAR) must seize the historic opportunity that Pope Francis’ two-day visit presents to place human rights and justice at the heart of national reconciliation efforts. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF helps Madagascar meet urgent balance of payments needs
    19 november 2015 06:58:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In a move to assist Madagascar to meet its urgent balance of payments needs, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$42.1 million disbursement in financial assistance for the Indian Ocean island under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), the Fund disclosed on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief coordinator condemns attacks on IDP sites in CAR
    17 november 2015 17:01:06
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Central African Republic Full text...

  • UN: New allegations of sexual abuse resurface against UN peacekeepers in CAR
    13 november 2015 13:53:18
    New York, US (PANA) - After new reports of sexual exploitation and abuse surfaced Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns attack against UN mission in CAR
    12 november 2015 14:52:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the attack against a checkpoint of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African republic (MINUSCA), which followed an outbreak of violence in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Batangafo, during which one peacekeeper from Cameroon was killed. Full text...

  • UN: UN refugee agency condemns attack IDP camp in CAR
    12 november 2015 01:24:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    11 november 2015 13:49:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) following a confrontation with armed elements in the town of Batangafo, amid ongoing violence in the strife-torn country where elections are set to take place before the end of the year. Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD says rural transformation key to reversing youth migration from East, Southern Africa
    05 november 2015 10:30:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Madagascar will bring policy makers and development practitioners together from 10-13 November in Antananarivo, capital of the Indian Ocean island, to discuss innovative approaches to transforming poor rural communities. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN, Carter Centre to back national dialogue
    28 october 2015 22:29:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN and the Carter Centre have indicated their willlingness to support the current national dialogue in Sudan.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy deplores recent violence in CAR
    28 october 2015 18:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in southern Madagascar
    28 october 2015 15:18:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Leading UN food agencies on Wednesday warned that 46 per cent Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief urges greater efforts to protect civilians in CAR
    23 october 2015 19:17:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien has called for greater and more sustained international commitment to the Central African Republic (CAR), where a worsening humanitarian crisis is impacting half the country's population.Full text...

  • Italy: Madagascar signs financing agreement with IFAD to boost food security
    21 october 2015 15:36:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Madagascar and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at improving incomes and food security of smallholders in the Indian Ocean island. Full text...

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