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  • UN: Ban welcomes official deployment of UN mission in CAR
    15 september 2014 22:53:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the official transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Senegal: Amnesty seeks full deployment of UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in CAR
    15 september 2014 13:20:47
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International on Monday called for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) to be urgently brought up to full capacity so it can protect the civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan police officers leave for CAR
    01 september 2014 22:06:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A contingent of 140 Rwandan police officers left Kigali on Monday for the Central African Republic (CAR) to serve under the UN Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA), police sources said in Kigali. Full text...

  • Sudan: Madagascar, BADEA sign US$11m loan pact
    25 august 2014 12:02:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Republic of Madagascar and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) have signed an US$11 million loan deal for a road project in the African nation. Full text...

  • Mauritius: International conference on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes opens Monday
    23 august 2014 14:28:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Experts from the UK, US, Sweden and India will gather in Mauritius Monday for a one-day international conference on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy warns of dire humanitarian situation in CAR
    20 august 2014 14:37:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Full text...

  • Congo: Mediator chats new course for governance in CAR
    20 august 2014 13:58:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Consultation among members of the Brazzaville forum is a prerequisite for the composition of a new government in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Mr. Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet, the Chairman of the National Transition Council (NTC) and mediator in the CAR crisis. Full text...

  • Senegal: BADEA’s DG visits Madagascar
    20 august 2014 12:42:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) , Mr. Abdelaziz Khelef, will pay an official visit to Madagascar from 21-24 August, 2014, to assess progress made in BADEA's projects in the African country. Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in north-western CAR cause renewed displacement
    08 august 2014 21:56:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Jens Laerke, a official of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says fighting from 30 to 31 July in Batangafo in the Central African Republic (CAR) has caused renewed displacement.Full text...

  • Mali: 300 Malians return home from CAR
    08 august 2014 21:38:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A contingent of about 300 Malians living in the Central African Republic returned to Bamako on Thursday on board a special flight.Full text...

  • Senegal: AI says no law breaker should get govt. post in CAR
    07 august 2014 14:46:22
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Following the resignation of the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR) and his government, Amnesty International (AI) has called upon President of the transitional administration, Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza, to make sure that "no position in government is offered to individuals suspected of being involved in breaches of international law." Full text...

  • US: US invests in Africa's healthcare programmes
    05 august 2014 19:29:27
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US says it is investing in the health of Africa’s people, while Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ICRC provides assistance to over 2,000 displaced persons in CAR
    05 august 2014 13:56:09
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross Society have donated household items to more than 2,000 displaced persons in Bambari, says an official statement received here by PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Guinea: Water scarcity triggers anger
    04 august 2014 11:18:17
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The persistent scarcity of potable water in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has triggered widespread anger and frustration among the residents, in particular those living on the hills and who have no access to water provided by the public utility company Guinean Water Society (GWS), PANA reported from Conakry.Full text...

  • UN: Clashes in Central African Republic take heavy toll on civilians
    02 august 2014 07:46:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian staff working in crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR) says that despite peace talks, civilians continue to be caught in crossfire in ongoing fighting. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Anti-Balaka declares end of CAR rebellion, agrees to lay down arms
    31 july 2014 11:50:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Central Africa Republic's (CAR) Anti-Balaka militia, which became more violent after the rise to power of President Michel Djotodia, has declared the immediate dissolution of the group, the African Union (AU) said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: African oil, energy sector fuelling global investor growth
    30 july 2014 17:22:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - While oil and gas activity in West Africa is nothing new, it is the activity in East Africa which is creating a stir amongst exploration companies and of course, their suppliers, according to DHL Energy Sector president Steve Harley. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council tasks Ban on UN mission in CAR
    28 july 2014 20:17:54
    New York, US (PANA) - With preparations underway for the UN to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Security Council on Monday requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU strikes optimistic cord after CAR ceasefire deal
    25 july 2014 15:42:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) said Friday it remained highly optimistic that a ceasefire accord, signed in Congo, would help calm the volatile situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Mauritius: NGO condemns arrest of Malagasy journalists
    25 july 2014 05:47:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian rights group Human Rights Indian Ocean has condemned the arrest of Malagasy journalists Jean-Luc Rahaga and Didier Ramanoelina for publishing a letter from a reader in their daily 'Madagascar Matin'.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council happy with Central African Republic ceasefire
    24 july 2014 22:52:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...

  • UN: Envoys welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire
    24 july 2014 20:52:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Two senior UN officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and stressed the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.Full text...

  • Congo: Ceasefire deal for CAR signed
    24 july 2014 08:39:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The parties involved in the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday night signed a ceasefire agreement to end the violence that started in March 2013.Full text...

  • Congo: CAR national reconciliation, peace forum suspended
    22 july 2014 20:15:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Peace talks that opened on Monday in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, to find solution to the CAR crisis, were suspended on Tuesday, with a former CAR minister, Jean Willybiro Sako, blaming the former Seleka coalition for the situation.Full text...

  • UN: Refugee agency renews call on donors to support CAR refugees
    22 july 2014 18:24:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks CAR on reconciliation talks
    22 july 2014 09:21:00
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the people of the Central Full text...

  • Congo: National peace, reconciliation forum opens in CAR
    21 july 2014 19:41:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – A three-day peace and reconciliation forum in the Central African Republic (CAR) began on Monday in Brazzaville to restore peace in the country which has been going through a humanitarian and security crisis since March 2013.Full text...

  • Congo: Brazzaville forum on CAR crisis scheduled for 21-23 July
    19 july 2014 15:47:38
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government has confirmed that a forum on peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic (CAR) will be held on 21-23 July in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, Full text...

  • US: UN, European officials concerned over attacks on civilians in CAR
    18 july 2014 20:08:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and European Commission emergency relief coordinators expressed deep concern on Friday 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. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council briefed on roll-out of UN peacekeeping mission in CAR
    17 july 2014 20:55:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Herve Ladsous, UN Under Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, says the insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains a great concern, highlighting the need for airlift capacity and other logistical assistance to increase the number of "blue helmets" in the country. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU launches 64-million-euro fiduciary fund for CAR
    15 july 2014 15:01:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Monday, in the Italian city of Milan, launched a fiduciary multi-donor fund for the Central African Republic (CAR) in which France, Germany and The Netherlands will participate, says a press statement issued here Tuesday by the European Commission. Full text...

  • Congo: Bishop wants all stakeholders to participate in CAR peace forum in Brazzaville
    15 july 2014 12:49:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Bangui Archbishop, His Eminence Dieudonné Nzapalainga, has appealed to fellow citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) to massively participate in the Brazzaville peace forum, due for 21-23 July and meant to end the violence which the country has been going through since the coup of March 2013.Full text...

  • Congo: CAR stakeholders urged to unite ahead of Brazzaville peace forum
    14 july 2014 16:16:58
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The contact group on the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which met here at the weekend, has called on the different stakeholders in CAR to remain accommodating ahead of the 21-23 July Brazzaville forum "on reconciliation and dialogue”, so that the talks will be successful, Congolese local media reported on Monday.Full text...

  • Senegal: AI calls for opening of UN human rights office in CAR
    11 july 2014 11:09:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International has called for the opening of a UN High Commission Office for Human Rights in Central African Republic (CAR), which has been in crisis since 2013.Full text...

  • Congo: International community tasked on CAR crisis
    10 july 2014 11:57:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Archbishop of Bangui Dieudonne Nzapalainga has urged the international community to act with more urgency and determination to help resolve the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Congo: Brazzaville to host conference on CAR reconciliation
    10 july 2014 11:43:12
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host a conference on reconciliation in Central African Republic (CAR) 21-22 July, as part of efforts to find a solution to the crisis that hit the country since March 2013.Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission in CAR condemns attack on civilians
    09 july 2014 20:57:43
    New York, US (PANA) - In what it termed a "brutal" attack, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday condemned the killing of dozens of displaced people at the site of Saint Joseph Cathedral and the Bishop’s residence in Bambari.Full text...

  • UN: Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery
    08 july 2014 22:36:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) was threatening humanitarian assistance and creating major difficulties for relief workers in the field.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: CAR dialogue set for Brazzaville
    07 july 2014 18:54:10
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The International Contact Group on the Central Africa Republic (CAR) has set 21-23 July as the date for the launch of comprehensive political talks to precede the disarming of militias and initiating ceasefire talks.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: PM wants UN arms embargo on CAR lifted
    07 july 2014 15:22:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Central African Republic (CAR) interim Prime Minister, Andre Nzapayeke, on Monday called for the lifting of the UN arms embargo on his country, saying CAR needs to arm its military to effectively provide security during elections scheduled for 2015.Full text...

  • Belgium: Polish, Italian EU peacekeepers arrive in Bangui
    05 july 2014 10:40:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Polish and Italian contingents have arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, giving the European force operating in CAR (EUFOR/CAR) to stabilise the country its full compliment of forces. Full text...

  • US: UN supports re-establishment of core public services in CAR
    28 june 2014 05:02:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) and the World Bank, is working to re-establish primary public services in the Central African Republic (CAR), such as the payment of salaries of civil servants. Full text...

  • UN: Renewed CAR fighting displaces thousands of civilians
    27 june 2014 20:50:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says thousands of people are fleeing new violence and reprisal attacks in and around the town of Bambari in Central African Republic (CAR) that have already left at least 45 people dead and scores more wounded. Full text...

  • UN: Official urges strong action to protect women, girls in CAR
    25 june 2014 07:48:48
    New York, US (PANA) - Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has urged the UN Security Council to take strong action to help restore the rule of law in Central African Republic (CAR) and bolster women’s participation, leadership and protection. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR refugees in Congo sue for return of peace in their country
    20 june 2014 12:45:23
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) in Brazzaville, Congo, have called on authorities back home to restore peace to their country, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Belgium: 'EUFOR/CAR fully operational'
    19 june 2014 10:24:41
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union military mission in the Central African Republic (EUFOR/CAR) has reached its full operational capacity, its commander, Gen. Philippe Ponties, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: UNFPA seeks US$4 million for CAR humanitarian programe
    18 june 2014 22:22:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has launched an appeal for US$4 million to meet a US$9 million budget planned for its humanitarian actions in support of those affected by the crisis in the Central African Republic, Benoit Kalasa, Regional Director of UNFPA in West and Central Africa, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: IMF approves US$47.1 million for Madagascar
    18 june 2014 22:07:22
    New York US (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the equivalent of Special Drawing Right (SDR) 30.55 million (about US$47.1 million) for Madagascar to enable the authorities meet their urgent balance of payment needs. Full text...

  • UN: Refugees agency appeals for safe haven for CAR civilians
    13 june 2014 19:27:37
    New York, US (PANA) - As ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to drive civilians to seek safety elsewhere, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is appealing to neighbouring countries to keep their borders open and allow access to safe haven for people on the run.Full text...

  • Congo: WFP, HCR warn CAR refugees in Congo in alarming situation
    13 june 2014 15:54:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) representative in Congo and the UN High Commission for Refugees (HCR) say refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) here are in need of assistance following a joint survey carried out in Likouala, northern Congo, where they are about 16,000 refugees, local media reported on Friday. Full text...

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