Central African Republic -
  • UN: Ban appoints deputy UN envoy in Central African Republic
    23 july 2016 09:21:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as new UN Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • Belgium: EC launches military training mission in CAR
    16 july 2016 08:57:06
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Council (EC) on Saturday announced the launch, on 16 July 2016, of European Union military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) to contribute to EU's comprehensive approach and security sector reform in the country.Full text...

  • UN: UN official tasks CAR leaders on inclusive, transparent govt
    09 july 2016 07:35:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous late on Friday in New York said Central African Republic’s (CAR) considerable progress over the past two years risks being reversed unless national leaders demonstrate commitment to inclusive and transparent governance, and address the root causes of the crisis afflicting the country. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Thousands flee to Chad, Cameroon to escape CAR violence - UNHCR
    08 july 2016 12:02:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Thousands of people from Central African Republic (CAR) have crossed the border into Chad and Cameroon to escape renewed tension and fighting since mid-June in their fragile country, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said on Friday. It says it is feared that more will come.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief warns on re-escalating violence in CAR
    04 july 2016 15:38:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein on Monday warned that the security and human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) may be starting to deteriorate again, after a series a major incidents in the capital Bangui and rural areas. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council denounces killing of UN peacekeeper in CAR
    29 june 2016 17:02:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a peacekeeper serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), warning that attacks against UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes. Full text...

  • Brussels: OIF condemns attack on Antananarivo Stadium
    29 june 2016 14:05:42
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), Mrs Michaelle Jean, has "strongly" condemned the terrorists attack on the municipal stadium of Mahamasina, in the Malagasy capital, Antananarivo, according to a communiqué issued here and received Wednesday by PANA. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
    27 june 2016 21:40:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Monday in New York condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: UN rights expert stresses need to protect civilians in CAR
    22 june 2016 15:45:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Marie-Therese Keita, the UN expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), on Wednesday expressed concern about the threats from armed groups and large-scale banditry to the protection of civilians, natural resources and to the crisis recovery process in the country. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern about increase of violence in CAR
    22 june 2016 05:53:46
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed deep concern about a recent increase in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged all players to work together for peace. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief officer concerned over attacks on aid vehicles in CAR
    21 june 2016 07:13:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yaa, has condemned an armed attack on a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as "Doctors Without Borders", convoy transporting medicines and fuel from the capital, Bangui, to the south-eastern city of Bangassou on 17 June.Full text...

  • UN: UN mission condemns escalation of violence in CAR
    17 june 2016 16:44:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Friday expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in Ngaoundaye, Ouham Pende Prefecture, in the west of the country following attacks and retaliation between groups backed by Christian militias and herders supported by Muslim fighters, since 10 June. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says LRA threatens security, stability in CAR
    15 june 2016 21:07:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is concerned about the impact of Uganda’s potential withdrawal from military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN envoy in CAR, Abdoulaye Bathily said on Wednesday, stressing that a departure of Ugandan troops must be well-coordinated. Full text...

  • UN: ICC to sentence CAR rebel leader on 21 June
    10 june 2016 14:55:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday announced that it will sentence Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, at The Hague, Netherlands. Full text...

  • UN: Ban says UN following up on human rights allegations in CAR
    08 june 2016 18:48:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said Full text...

  • Central African Republic: IMF team cautions CAR on slow recovery
    27 may 2016 19:09:58
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Despite commendable efforts made by Central African Republic (CAR) to revamp the economy under difficult circumstances, "security remains fragile, the economic recovery slow, and domestic revenue largely insufficient to cover wages, pensions, and other priority spending," according to an International Monetary Fund team that on Friday concluded a 10-day visit to Bangui, the country's capital. Full text...

  • UN: FAO. WFP provide seeds, tools, food to break hunger cycle in CAR
    25 may 2016 15:36:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families for this year's planting season in the most food-insecure areas of the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges end to corruption in Madagascar, launches report on hunger
    11 may 2016 17:33:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday Full text...

  • UN: UN humanitarian agency says violence in CAR halts health services
    09 may 2016 14:26:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday said more than three years of violence have dismantled the already very fragile health structures in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy meets new CAR lawmakers in Bangui
    07 may 2016 18:06:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Parfait Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in CAR
    27 april 2016 07:53:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council (CAR) on Tuesday extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security. Full text...

  • UN: Six leaders, IMF, World Bank, OECD call for concerted action on carbon pricing
    21 april 2016 15:14:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Six heads of state and government, two city and state leaders, and the heads of the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) on Thursday agreed on an ambitious global target for putting a price on carbon pollution, PANA reports from New York. Full text...

  • Central African Republic: EU approves two-year military training mission for CAR
    19 april 2016 12:05:30
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council has approved the establishment of a military training mission in Central African Republic (CAR) to contribute to the country's defence sector reform, said an official statement issued in Brussels on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper
    19 april 2016 06:50:45
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO D-G pledges support to CAR's agriculture
    18 april 2016 11:00:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva on Monday met Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadera for talks that focused on rebuilding the country's agriculture sector and making it an engine for peace and sustainable development.Full text...

  • UN: UN official task new CAR government on durable peace, stability
    15 april 2016 21:11:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana to control import of second hand cars
    05 april 2016 20:39:17
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana intends to control influx of second hand vehicles into the country, Tshenolo Mabeo, the Communications and Transport minister told parliament on Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeeping chief condemns sexual exploitation; says victims' needs are 'top priority'
    02 april 2016 18:55:05
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – The top United Nations peacekeeping official has said that the protection of and assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains the Organization's top priority. Full text...

  • US: Probe into sexual abuse in CAR must be 'thorough' – UN rights chief
    01 april 2016 06:38:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations human rights chief has described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups. Full text...

  • CAR: Amnesty International calls for 'stronger peacekeeping force' in CAR to protect civilians
    31 march 2016 17:10:06
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The Human rights group, Amnesty International, said on Thursday that the announced withdrawal of French Sangaris forces from Central African Republic (CAR) later this year further increased the urgency for the UN Security Council to ensure that the MINUSCA peacekeeping force is much better equipped to protect civilians and promote justice. Full text...

  • US: UN team sent to CAR to investigate new sexual exploitation allegations
    29 march 2016 06:38:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations has reported that a delegation led by the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for the Central African Republic visited Kemo prefecture to gather more information on new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as to engage with local communities and authorities. Full text...

  • UN: ICC declares DRC rebel leader guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity
    21 march 2016 16:29:20
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says no more silence on sexual abuses in CAR
    17 march 2016 15:16:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the UN envoy in Central African Republic Full text...

  • CAR: UN rights expert urges support for new CAR government
    16 march 2016 19:31:12
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – The United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday called on the international community to support that country's newly elected President Faustin Archange Touadéra, and the government he will form, as he takes measures to meet the high expectations of the population. Full text...

  • UN: ICC delivers judgment on Congolese rebel leader 21 March
    14 march 2016 15:50:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver judgment on Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba, on 21 March at The Hague, Netherlands.Full text...

  • Central African Republic: EU commends CAR authorities, pledges more support to new leaders
    14 march 2016 14:57:02
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has commended Central African Republic authorities, under the leadership of Ms Catherine Samba-Panza, stating that the country "has crossed another milestone" with the peaceful conduct of elections.Full text...

  • Madagascar: IMF staff underline prudent fiscal stance in Madagascar
    12 march 2016 07:41:52
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - Successful implementation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff-monitored programme (SMP) with Madagascar will strengthen the Indian Ocean island nation's economic stability and sustainability, according to Malagasy authorities and the Fund's staff who have completed a 10-day working visit here. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy President arrives in Mauritius
    10 march 2016 14:00:58
    Plaisance, Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, chief guest of the Mauritian Government at the 48th independence anniversary of Mauritius to be celebrated Saturday, arrived in Mauritius Thursday afternoon, at the head of a 50-member delegation.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy president due in Mauritius on Thursday
    09 march 2016 17:30:22
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina is due here Thursday as chief guest of the government at the 48th independence anniversary of Mauritius to be celebrated Saturday, official sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Fighting childhood malnutrition in Madagascar
    08 march 2016 13:16:51
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Over 30 Malagasy and international scientists and clinicians are gathered at the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Monday for the launching of the AFRIBIOTA project, an ambitious programme of multidisciplinary research meant to better understand chronic childhood malnutrition, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • UN: Ban 'deeply troubled’ by scale, nature of harm to children
    08 march 2016 06:50:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) have had a devastating impact on children, according to a new United Nations report that calls on all parties involved in the conflict in the country to immediately halt grave violations against children and abide by international humanitarian and human rights law. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners pledge support for president-elect of CAR
    05 march 2016 06:56:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations on Friday, in a joint statement with other multilateral organizations, welcomed the final results of the second round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) announced earlier this week, congratulating President-elect Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Malagasy President to be chief guest at Mauritius National Day
    03 march 2016 11:11:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The President of the Republic of Madagascar Mr Hery Rajaonarimampianina will be the chief guest of the Government of Mauritius at celebrations marking the 48th Independence Day of Mauritius on 12 March 2016 in Port-Louis, official sources told PANA on Thursday in the Mauritian capital.Full text...

  • Italy: New report shows massive price hikes in CAR
    02 march 2016 15:13:56
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people's access to food, as they struggle with the effects of multiple poor harvests, disrupted markets and soaring prices for many staple foods, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: War weary families in Central African Republic face dire food situation – UN
    01 march 2016 18:37:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people's access to food, as they struggle with the effects of multiple poor harvests, disrupted markets and soaring prices for many staple foods, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban commends peaceful polls in CAR
    21 february 2016 21:27:59
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the peaceful holding of elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) on 14 February, calling for the timely holding of the second round of legislative elections to complete the political transition process. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AUC names new Special Representative in CAR
    21 february 2016 11:27:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appointed Mr. Mohamed EL Hacen Lebatt of Mauritania as the Commission’s new Special Representative for Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the AU Mission (MISAC) in the country following the resignation of Major General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko. Full text...

  • CAR: UN mission in CAR aims to ensure victims of alleged abuse receive help
    17 february 2016 07:43:50
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations is working to ensure that the victims involved in four new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have access to the help they need, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAR: Voters in Central African Republic go to the polls in run-off elections
    14 february 2016 06:31:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) go to the polls on Sunday in the second round of presidential and legislative elections with security, peace and the economy of the war-torn country being some of the most important issues. Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for peaceful, credible elections in Central African Republic
    14 february 2016 05:10:03
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Central Africans, including the candidates, to ensure that Sunday's presidential run-off and the new round of legislative elections, Sunday are conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. Full text...

Special File - Central African Republic

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