Central African Republic -
  • UN: Ban urges int'l community to help CAR people
    14 april 2014 21:38:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon says more than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport, with the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway, while others are in the open. Full text...

  • US: US hails UN Security Council over CAR mission
    11 april 2014 09:11:14
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has hailed the UN Security Council following Thursday's adoption of the resolution authorising the establishment of a 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September 2014.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU under pressure to avoid security vacuum in CAR
    10 april 2014 11:37:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has asked Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to urgently replace the departing Chadian troops in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU sounds sanctions warning to anti-Balaka militia in CAR
    09 april 2014 22:59:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has sounded sanctions warning to militia groups that recently provoked an attack by Chadian troops in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Mauritania: AU Chair deeply concerned about CAR crisis
    08 april 2014 12:30:28
    Nouadhibou Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is also the chairman of the African Union (AU), has expressed deep concern about the security crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Italy/FAO: Deepening crisis in CAR 'devastating people’s ability to support themselves'
    07 april 2014 09:05:42
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is devastating the economy and people's ability to secure basic necessities, two UN food agencies said in an assessment report this week. Full text...

  • Kenya: AI bemoans impunity by Chadian peacekeepers in CAR
    06 april 2014 08:22:44
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The surprise announcement by the Chadian Minister for Foreign Affairs that Chad would gradually withdraw its peacekeeping troops from neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) must not result in impunity for human rights violations committed there, Amnesty International has warned. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU envoy urges civilians to boost non-military efforts in CAR
    02 april 2014 21:57:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Finding a solution to the current crisis facing the Central Africa Republic (CAR) is beyond peacekeeping efforts alone and must focus on the inclusion of civil society groups, women, the elite and religious leaders, a top peacekeeping official said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: EU, African leaders must not fail the people of Central African Republic, says Amnesty
    02 april 2014 15:41:59
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The European Union's deployment of up to 1,000 troops must only be the beginning of the international community’s renewed response to the violence and ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic (CAR), Amnesty International said as a key EU-Africa Summit opened in Brussels Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: Rights Office tasks nations on situation in CAR
    02 april 2014 10:40:18
    New York, US (PANA) - With the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui having relapsed into wider violence, the UN human rights office has urged states to support the UN's appeal for thousands more peacekeepers and police. Full text...

  • Belgium: IOF re-admits Madagascar
    30 march 2014 09:17:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The permanent Council (PCF) of the International Organization of the Francophonie (IOF) has re-admitted Madagascar, PANA learnt from officials sources here.Full text...

  • CAR: CAR combatants using 'sophisticated weapons' against civilians
    29 march 2014 13:45:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) special envoy to the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on Saturday called on the interim government there to arrest groups behind violence in the capital, Bangui. Full text...

  • Zambia: Cape Town scoops Earth Hour City Challenge for its carbon cutting credentials
    28 march 2014 13:23:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Cape Town in South Africa has won this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African peacekeepers 'under systematic attack' in CAR
    26 march 2014 21:34:39
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African peacekeeping force working towards stabilizing the Central African Republic (CAR) has been under heavy systematic attack from local militia, a senior force official has said. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: MISCA chief condemns unprovoked attack on peacekeepers in Bangui
    24 march 2014 14:33:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A finance officer and a nurse, both attached to the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), were seriously injured late Sunday when unidentified armed assailants attacked their vehicle in Bangui, the head of the peacekeeping mission said Monday. Full text...

  • UN: Official says sexual violence persists in CAR
    22 march 2014 16:13:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura says despite some improvement in the security situation of the Central African Republic (CAR), especially in the capital, Bangui, conditions remain grave for civilians and sexual violence continues to be used by all parties during attacks, particularly against women and children.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: CAR releases election plan, anti-Balaka crackdown urged
    22 march 2014 12:24:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Central African Republic (CAR) has outlined a roadmap for a political transition culminating in Presidential elections in one year amid pressure to urgently deal with the anti-Balaka group, accused of escalating sectarian violence in the troubled nation. Full text...

  • Italy/FAO: WB, FAO sign pact to prevent food crisis in CAR
    21 march 2014 11:35:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The World Bank, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FA0) and the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) are joining forces to help prevent a full-scale food and nutrition crisis in the conflict-stricken nation. Full text...

  • Belgium: Humanitarian aircraft flies relief items to Bangui
    20 march 2014 22:06:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A humanitarian aircraft carrying 100 tonnes of basic foodstuff and relief items on Thursday left the Belgian city of Ostende for Bangui, European official sources said. Full text...

  • UN: Human Rights chief tasks int'l community on CAR
    20 march 2014 21:22:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Thursday warned on deplorable and "dire" humanitarian situation facing the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on the international community to "dramatically step up vital aid efforts".Full text...

  • Belgium: EU sends humanitarian aid for Bangui
    20 march 2014 18:44:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A plane carrying 100 tonnes of basic necessities arrived in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), from Ostend in Belgium for victims of the crisis in the African country. Full text...

  • UN: WFP chief calls for urgent action to tackle food crisis in CAR
    19 march 2014 21:57:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday stressed the need to act quickly to assist people suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition in the Central African Republic (CAR), after witnessing the alarming situation first-hand during a visit to the strife-torn nation. Full text...

  • Gabon: CAR's transition President visits Gabon
    19 march 2014 12:06:22
    Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - The Interim President of the Central Africa Republic (CAR), Mrs. Catherine Samba-Panza, arrived in Libreville Tuesday for a two-day visit to Gabon, the host country's presidency has announced. Full text...

  • UN: WHO appeals for funding to scale up health response in CAR
    18 march 2014 21:34:03
    New York, US (PANA) - With about half of the health facilities in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) having been looted, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday appealed for immediate additional resources to scale up efforts to meet the country’s significant health needs.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: CAR President relaxes dawn-to-dusk curfew in Bangui
    18 march 2014 16:53:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Interim Central Africa Republic (CAR) President, Catherine Samba Panza, has signed a new law relaxing the dawn-to-dusk curfew in what was seen as a pointer to rapid improvements to the security situation in the troubled country. Full text...

  • Mali: 1,700 Malians repatriated from CAR
    18 march 2014 14:16:36
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A total of 1,700 Malians were repatriated from the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) as at 17 March through operations carried out jointly by the Malian government and the International migration organization (IMO), according to an official statement, made available to PANA in Bamako. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Renegade CAR soldiers behind wave of looting arrested
    17 march 2014 21:47:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Eight renegade soldiers opposing the Central African Republic (CAR) military command have been arrested after being caught looting a private villa, the African Union said on Monday.Full text...

  • Brussels: Crisis in Ukraine stalls EUFOR-CAR operation
    17 march 2014 19:55:57
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, has expressed fears that the deployment of the EU peacekeeping mission for the Central African Republic (EUFOR-CAR) would be postponed.Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR supports CAR refugees in Cameroon
    16 march 2014 10:00:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees arriving ill in Cameroon due to hunger and exhaustion during their arduous flight from their war-torn country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban receives 3 religious leaders from CAR
    14 march 2014 16:29:40
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has received three religious leaders from the Central African Republic (CAR), describing them as "powerful symbol of their country’s long-standing tradition of peaceful coexistence". Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: Namibia gives US$500,000 to African peace efforts in CAR
    14 march 2014 09:17:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Responding to the African Union’s appeal for support to the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), Namibia has contributed US$500,000 to the AU Peace Fund, it was learnt here Friday. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU announces Euro 81-million aid for CAR
    13 march 2014 20:51:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commissioner for Development, Andries Piebalgs, is on Thursday beginning a working visit in the Central African Republic during which he will announce a new aid worth Euros 81 million to the country. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Some 105 Mauritanians repatriated from CAR
    13 march 2014 16:22:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - A group of 105 Mauritanians, fleeing the disturbances in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), were flown into the Mauritanian capital Wednesday, PANA leanrt from official sources Thursday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: US donates 37 military vehicles to CAR mission
    11 march 2014 18:14:56
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The US has donated 37 vehicles to the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), according to the US Embassy in Cameroon. Full text...

  • UN: Panel investigates human rights violations in CAR
    10 march 2014 19:15:12
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Bernard Acho Muna, Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry in the Central African Republic (CAR), on Monday in New York warned that the spread of hate speech and the collapse of law and order in the strife-riven country might have caused grave human rights violations, including genocide.Full text...

  • African Special Force: 'Congo deeply involved in resolution of CAR crisis'
    09 march 2014 19:36:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congo, a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), has been participating in the African-led International Support Mission in the CAR (MISCA), which is aimed at restoring peace and stability in its neighbour since the coup in the country in March 2013. Full text...

  • US: Ban expresses concern about deteriorating CAR situation
    09 march 2014 11:46:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed deep concerned about the dramatic deterioration in the situation in the Central African Republic and warned that it could have disastrous consequences for the country.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU boosts civilian protection in CAR with more troops
    09 march 2014 06:51:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - More troops are to be deployed to the troubled Central Africa Republic (CAR) to provide “renewed vigiour” in the fight against rebel groups. Full text...

  • Senegal: OIC appoints Senegalese, Gadio, Special Envoy for CAR
    07 march 2014 10:47:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, has appointed former Senegalese Foreign Affairs Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio as Special Envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: Security Council discusses situation in CAR
    06 march 2014 22:22:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Valerie Amos, on Thursday stressed the need for urgent action to confront the challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...

  • Rwanda: Humanitarian assistance convoy arrives in Bangui
    06 march 2014 20:10:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A fourth convoy transporting humanitarian assistance, including food from Cameroon, arrived this week in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, under the escort of the Rwandan contingent of the African-led International Support Mission to Central Africa Republic (MISCA).Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR wants more support for CAR, South Sudan refugees
    04 march 2014 21:42:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday appealed for increased support to meet the needs of people fleeing the crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, especially those who have arrived in Chad, Cameroon and Ethiopia. Full text...

  • DR Congo: CAR interim president calls for attention on gender issue
    03 march 2014 21:34:22
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mrs Samba Panza, on Monday in Kinshasa called on the International Francophone Organization (OIF), as well as development partners, to pay particular attention to gender issues and the financing of programmes for women.Full text...

  • Mali: 180 Malians repatriated from CAR arrive home
    03 march 2014 15:45:36
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The first batch of 180 Malians, who had found refuge in Cameroon from the embattled Central African Republic (CAR), arrived home Sunday aboard an a private Italian aircraft, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Over 24m barrels of oil produced in Cameroon in 2013
    02 march 2014 16:59:03
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The National Hydrocarbon Society (NHS) of Cameroon said the country has produced a total of 24.2 million barrels of oil in 2013, compared to 22.6 million barrels in 2012. Full text...

  • UN: Official warns on 'ethno-religious cleansing' in CAR
    01 march 2014 20:08:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Philip Leclerc, the officer-in-charge of the protection cluster of the the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Central African Republic (CAR), has warned that "ethno-religious cleansing" is being carried out in the country.Full text...

  • Congo: WFP alarmed at the mass exodus from CAR since 2013
    28 february 2014 11:31:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed concern over the consequences of the mass exodus from the Central African Republic (CAR) into neighboring countries, saying that some 102,000 Central Africans have deserted their country since the violence started in March 2013. Full text...

  • France: French President goes to CAR Friday
    27 february 2014 17:54:03
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President Francois Hollande, will visit Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Friday, where he’ll meet a military contingency of his country that is deployed on the field, PANA learnt Thursday from official sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Congo: Dictionary to promote two languages in Congo, DRC and CAR published
    27 february 2014 17:09:07
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The International Organization of French-speaking communities (IOF) has published a trilingual dictionary in French, Lingala and Sango to develop the learning of the national languages of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR).Full text...

  • Congo: Self-declared anti-Balaka coordinator arrested
    27 february 2014 14:12:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The self-proclaimed political coordinator for the anti-Balaka militia, hostile to Muslims in Central African Republic, Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona, has been arrested along with two of his companions in Likouala, in northern part of Congo, local media reported Thursday.Full text...

Special File - Central African Republic

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