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  • ICC: CAR's justice minister seeks ICC cooperation on investigations
    03 july 2015 22:33:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The Minister of Justice of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Aristide Sokambi, has called for cooperation between CAR and the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the ongoing ICC investigations in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Transition in CAR needs international community’s support - UN expert
    26 june 2015 19:27:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The international community must redouble efforts to help the Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to investigate 'misconduct' allegations against peacekeepers in CAR
    25 june 2015 22:00:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) an investigator to gather evidence on allegations or misconduct against its contingent of the Multidimensional Integrated Mission for CAR Stabilization, Congolese national radio reported on Thursday quoting a communiqué issued by the Defence ministry. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Committee on the Rights of the Child concerned with child sexual abuse in CAR
    24 june 2015 21:17:53
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on Wednesday expressed huge concerns about the situation of children in Central African Republic who are at the centre of allegations of sexual abuse committed by French and other foreign troops, says a communiqué received by PANA in Abidjan. Full text...

  • US: IMF gives US$11.83m financial assistance to CAR
    23 june 2015 07:42:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing the Government of Central African Republic (CAR) with US$11.83 million (about CFAF 6.2 million) in financial Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints panel to probe UN response to sexual abuse allegations in CAR
    22 june 2015 21:25:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a panel to investigate the response of the UN to allegations of sexual abuse surrounding a deployment of foreign military forces in the Central African Republic (CAR), a statement said on Monday. Full text...

  • Brussels: OIF urges Madagascar political actors to prioritise dialogue
    15 june 2015 20:25:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Francophone Organization (OIF) has urged all political leaders in Madagascar to give priority to dialogue following the decision of the Malagasy high constitutional court to reject MPs' to impeach of president Hery Rajaonarimampianina.Full text...

  • UN: UN Peacebuilding Commission tasks stakeholders on CAR's elections
    12 june 2015 07:39:20
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN Peacebuilding Commission has called on all stakeholders in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help promote an environment conducive to holding elections, ahead of the country’s parliamentary vote in July. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking
    08 june 2015 09:37:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A 32-old Malagasy, Walerice Lehilahitsara, has been sentenced to ten years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking by a court in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, PANA reported from here Monday.Full text...

  • UN: UN wants disappearance of 11 people in CAR probed
    07 june 2015 00:12:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The Office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has urged a probe of the disappearance in the Central African Republic (CAR) 15 months ago of 11 people, including five women and one child. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR opens investigation into sexual abuse claims
    05 june 2015 07:38:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against an underage person involving one of its personnel, UN spokesperson said late Thursday in New York. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF mission finds Madagascar in challenging economic situation
    04 june 2015 18:05:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Madagascar’s current economic situation is challenging, said David Robinson, Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) African Department, on conclusion of a 10-day visit to the Indian Ocean island Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief launches independent inquiry into sexual abuse allegations in CAR
    03 june 2015 19:33:37
    New York,US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has set up an independent Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief urges inquiry into violations by int'l forces in CAR
    31 may 2015 20:40:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights chief Zeid Al-Hussein Sunday urged several UN member states to intensify their efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in their forces sent to keep the peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have committed very serious violations, including killing of civilians and sexual exploitation of local women. Full text...

  • Madagascar: Madagascar looks to biodiversity, culture to sustain tourism industry
    31 may 2015 12:43:28
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) – Struggling to revamp its tourism sector, Madagascar has initiated a certification system to ensure people who contribute to tourism activities through their land, natural resources, work and knowledge benefit from it. Full text...

  • UN: ICC Appeals Chamber rejects interim release request of Bemba, 4 others
    30 may 2015 05:24:43
    New York US (PANA) - The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday rejected an appeal for interim release requested by former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and his four associates. Full text...

  • Belgium: Brussels hosts international conference on CAR
    26 may 2015 21:31:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – An international conference on the Central African Republic (CAR) was held on Tuesday in Brussels under the presidency of the CAR acting president, Mrs Catherine Samba-Panza and Mrs Fédérica Moghérini, senior EU foreign representative for foreign policy and common security.Full text...

  • UN: ICC opens trial for Bemba, 4 others on witnesses tampering on 29 September
    23 may 2015 19:20:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The witness and evidence tampering trial of former Democratic Full text...

  • US: OIC chief commends CAR successful Bangui National Forum
    17 may 2015 18:09:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has congratulated the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) for the successful outcome of the Bangui National Forum in the capital city, which was held with the financial support of the OIC on 4-11 May. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council hails CAR's national forum, urges implementation of peace pact
    16 may 2015 17:39:11
    New York US (PANA) - UN Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation Full text...

  • France: French govt welcomes release of child soldiers in CAR
    15 may 2015 17:58:43
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development on Friday welcomed the liberation of hundreds of child soldiers in Bambari region of Central African Republic saying: "It is about a new important step towards peace."Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF facilitates release of 357 children in Central African Republic
    14 may 2015 21:17:33
    New York, US (PANA) - In the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) since violence erupted there some two years ago, 357 children have been freed following an agreement facilitated by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that will allow them to reclaim their lives and resume their childhood. Full text...

  • Belgium: Brussels to host international conference on CAR on 26 May
    12 may 2015 19:59:41
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Central African Republic caretaker President Catherine Samba-Panza will on 26 May attend in Brussels an international fund-raising conference for her country organised by the European Union, it was announced here Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes Central African Republic peace pact
    11 may 2015 22:12:10
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday congratulated the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) for the adoption of a peace pact that reflects on their aspirations to put the conflict behind them once and for all and to build a more peaceful and democratic country.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief condemns CAR sex abuse allegations
    08 may 2015 21:21:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights chief, Mr. Zeid Al-Hussein, says the "savage harm" done to children by French troops would have been known by their military commanders, who should have investigated the matter "much sooner".Full text...

  • UN: Armed groups in Central African Republic to release thousands of children
    05 may 2015 16:44:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said leaders of armed Full text...

  • Central African Republic: 'New Constitution should leave no space for impunity'
    04 may 2015 11:53:28
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Ahead of a national reconciliation forum scheduled to start in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), Monday, Amnesty International has challenged the country's authorities to amend clauses in a proposed new constitution that could undermine the fight against impunity.Full text...

  • UN: UN investigates sexual abuse allegations in CAR
    01 may 2015 21:43:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN says it is investigating events surrounding the release to a third party of an internal report on allegations of sexual misconduct by French military personnel in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Madagascar seeks Mauritian expertise to set up special economic zones
    30 april 2015 11:59:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Visiting Malagasy Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo is seeking Mauritian expertise for the setting up of special economic zones and is using Mauritius as a model owing to the country’s successful industrial development.Full text...

  • UN: UN peacekeeping chief says CAR mission reaches full operational capacity
    28 april 2015 22:02:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN peacekeeping chief, Mr. Herve Ladsous, on Tuesday concluded a four-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), which coincided with the UN Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) achieving full operational capability for the first time. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR says CAR problem at risk of becoming forgotten humanitarian crisis
    27 april 2015 13:55:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With nearly 900,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) forcibly displaced since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, the CAR crisis is quickly becoming the largest forgotten humanitarian crisis of our time, the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) said Monday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: HRW urges freedom for Peul farmers detained by anti-Balaka in CAR
    22 april 2015 14:12:06
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the UN peacekeepers and the government of the Central African Reppublic (CAR) to take emergency action to free some 42 Muslim Peul livestock farmers detained by the anti-Balaka combatants. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: WFP to combat malnutrition in Madagascar
    16 april 2015 22:00:47
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) is to send high nutrition food to Madagascar to combat severe malnutrition affecting 15,000 children aged between 6 and 24 months in the districts of Betioky, Beloha and Bekily in the south of the country.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says Central African Republic transition at 'critical stage'
    15 april 2015 08:39:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, says the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains tenuous as sectarian tensions continue to simmer and the severity of the country’s humanitarian crisis increasing. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission in CAR deplores death of protester following attack on its base
    10 april 2015 20:57:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in the Central African Republic, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, has deplored the death and injuries resulting from a mob attack against its base in the city of Kaga-Bandoro, which, it said, was the second violent act of this kind in less than a week.Full text...

  • Senegal: China, Africa collaborate in health care for all
    27 march 2015 17:32:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Over 350 health leaders from Africa and China meeting in Beijing on Friday called for strengthened partnership around universal health coverage and access to essential medicines.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR strongly condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels
    27 march 2015 14:21:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UNHCR Friday strongly condemned the kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and asked for an immediate release of those still in captivity.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council boosts UN peacekeeping in Central African Republic
    26 march 2015 18:47:12
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council on Thursday agreed to boost the UN peacekeeping Full text...

  • South Africa: Govt. urged to intervene in Swazi human rights lawyer's confinement
    26 march 2015 13:38:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on Thursday expressed shock and dismay at reports that jailed Swazi human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, has been placed in solitary confinement at the Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks. Full text...

  • Morocco: Morocco to host 7th Africa Carbon Forum
    24 march 2015 14:31:31
    Bonn, Germany (PANA) - African ministers will gather at this year’s Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) 13-15 April in Marrakesh, Morocco, to step up momentum towards a new, universal climate change agreement in 2015, according to a press statement from the United Nations Full text...

  • FAO: 'Crisis-stricken farmers in CAR need urgent help to plant'
    23 march 2015 11:08:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF approves US$7.63m support for CAR's emergency recovery programme
    21 march 2015 06:47:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$7.63 million disbursement for Central African Republic (CAR) in support of the country's emergency economic recovery programme, the Fund announced late Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WFP launches food voucher programme in CAR
    20 march 2015 15:41:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said 100,000 people are to benefit from its food voucher programme, launched for the first time in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: 'Situation in CAR fragile, but shows encouraging signs'
    18 march 2015 19:21:58
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN Security Council delegation on Wednesday in New York said Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council delegation assesses progress in CAR
    11 march 2015 19:29:02
    New York, US PANA) - A delegation from the UN Security Council arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday to assess the progress made in stabilizing the country as well as the first months of operation of the UN peacekeeping operation set up last year. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN Security Council delegation expected in CAR
    04 march 2015 20:25:50
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – A delegation from the UN Security Council will on 10 March make a forty-eight hour visit to Central African Republic, says a communiqué issued to PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: ICC Prosecutor says crimes must stop in CAR
    26 february 2015 15:48:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has said that crimes must stop in the Central African Republic (CAR) and that those behind the murder, pillage, rape or other heinous crimes must be held accountable for their reprehensible conduct.Full text...

  • South Africa: Football legends in hospital after health scares
    25 february 2015 09:44:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two South African football legends are recovering in different hospitals following major health scares. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New CAR violence triggers new displacement into DR Congo
    24 february 2015 14:07:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency reported Tuesday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: International community to support Indian Ocean food security projects
    21 february 2015 07:20:23
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) – The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has said that the two-day Antananarivo conference on food security that ended on Friday night opened a new dynamism for Madagascar and the other Indian Ocean countries by establishing a complete inventory of food and nutritional security projects led by the big island. Full text...

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