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  • 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...

  • UN: Lack of funds threatens relief efforts in Central African Republic
    11 june 2014 15:40:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the Full text...

  • Belgium: European Commissioner for Development visits Madagascar
    11 june 2014 12:53:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs Wednesday started a three-day working visit to Madagascar, marking the resumption of cooperation between the EU and the country which has just concluded its political transition programme, according to a statement issued here. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian-Malagasy consortium acquires BNI Madagascar Bank
    09 june 2014 15:54:49
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A consortium, in which the Mauritian group "CIEL Ltd." is a majority shareholder with 60%, in partnership with Malagasy group "First Immo", has acquired the BNI Madagascar Bank, PANA learnt Monday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Gas production rises by 4000%
    06 june 2014 09:29:49
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Gas production has increased substantially in Cameroon from 93.4 million cubic feet in the first four months of 2013 to 4. 34 billion cubic feet during the same period in 2014, the National Hydrocarbons Society (NHS) announced Thursday.Full text...

  • Congo: Congo supports probe against peacekeepers in CAR
    05 june 2014 21:01:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has said it will support any probe into allegations of the involvement of its peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the disappearance of 11 people in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Senior UN relief officials call for crisis funding for CAR
    04 june 2014 19:30:07
    New York US (PANA) - UN senior relief officials say thousands of women and children fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) for Cameroon arrived in a shocking state, malnourished and dangerously ill.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Camp violence intensifies in CAR'
    02 june 2014 12:42:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Violence in camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is intensifying in the Central African Republic (CAR) along religious lines, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop warned Monday.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns latest wave of violence in CAR
    31 may 2014 15:29:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people. Full text...

  • UN: Bangui church massacre endangers CAR displaced persons
    30 may 2014 20:26:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency said on Friday that Wednesday’s deadly attack in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on a church that was sheltering thousands of people endangers some of the last havens for those fleeing rampant violence in the war-battered country, Full text...

  • UN: Ban deplores recent attacks in CAR, urges end to "cycle of violence"
    29 may 2014 18:39:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday strongly condemned Full text...

  • Congo: Acting CAR President sees "significant progress’’ in CAR's security situation
    28 may 2014 15:30:53
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Speaking on the first day of her 48-hour visit to Congo, the acting president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba Panza, Wednesday said that the security situation in her country has undergone "significant progress", but insisted that the situation still remains worrisome. Full text...

  • US: US lifts all restrictions on Madagascar
    28 may 2014 08:31:44
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The US has lifted all remaining restrictions on direct assistance to the Government of Madagascar, following the African nation's successful 2013 polls and the installation of a new government earlier this year, the State Department has announced. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR religious leaders want MISCA strengthened
    27 may 2014 13:06:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Religious leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), led by Bishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, have urged the CAR crisis mediator, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo, to strengthen the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic ( MISCA) under Congo's command. Full text...

  • UN: Refugee agency tasks international community on CAR children's sufferings
    23 may 2014 21:58:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency on Friday confirmed that nearly 30 children, the youngest a baby died in the past month fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa disease-burden rises amid health workers shortage
    21 may 2014 15:17:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa is facing a shortage of one million health professionals amid rising disease burden, the head of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to reinstate cooperation with Madagascar
    19 may 2014 13:02:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) said Monday it would restore its cooperation with Madagascar, about four years after it was severed. Full text...

  • UN: New fighting in northern Central African Republic displaces thousands
    16 may 2014 20:23:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday said new fighting has broken out in northern Central African Republic, displacing thousands of people, including women and children, while UN humanitarian agencies and partners are working to support them. Full text...

  • Italy: Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds, tools in CAR
    16 may 2014 12:18:00
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a major operation to distribute seeds and tools in the Central African Republic (CAR) to support crisis-hit farming families.Full text...

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