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  • US: IMF approves US$12.9 million for Central African Republic
    15 may 2014 20:22:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the amount equivalent to Special Drawing Right (SDR) of 8.355 million (about US$12.9 million) for the Central African Republic (CAR) in support of its emergency economic recovery programme. Full text...

  • US: UNESCO condemns murder of French photojournalist in CAR
    15 may 2014 17:06:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova, has condemned the murder of well-known French photojournalist, Ms. Camille Lepage, whose body was found in the Bouar region in the western part of war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • US: CPJ seeks probe of French journalist's death in CAR
    14 may 2014 10:31:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for an immediate investigation into the death of French freelance photojournalist Camille Lepage in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: Official says children in CAR experiencing 'terrible violence'
    13 may 2014 21:34:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Souleymane Diabate, UNICEF’s representative in Central African Republic (CAR), says that the children in the country are witnessing "terrible violence". Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF, partners say education system in CAR 'on its knees'
    09 may 2014 19:26:41
    New York, US (PANA) - A survey by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners released on Friday says that more than half way through the 12-month school year, almost two-thirds of schools in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) remain closed. Full text...

  • US: UN Humanitarian chief meets CAR refugees
    06 may 2014 20:09:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Valerie Amos, UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, on Tuesday visited a transit site for refugees, comprising mostly women and children fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) located in Gaoui, near the Chadian capital, N'Djamena. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Kidnappers release 16 persons in Cameroon
    05 may 2014 17:59:52
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The 16 people abducted last Thursday in Garoua Boulaï, a Cameroonian town on the border with the Central African Republic (CAR), were released Monday, the state-run radio quoted Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Dibou, governor of the Eastern Region, as saying. Full text...

  • UN: Official tasks international community on CAR crisis
    02 may 2014 15:04:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. John Ging, Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Full text...

  • Belgium: EU condemns murder of civilians in Bangui
    30 april 2014 16:39:42
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has "firmly" condemned the assassination of unarmed civilians in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), among them three agents of the Bonguila hospital and a humanitarian aid worker. Full text...

  • UN: Refugee agency calls for safety for displaced CAR people
    29 april 2014 18:22:38
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday renewed its calls for the protection of displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) after two people were killed and six others injured following an attack on an 18-truck humanitarian convoy relocating 1,300 Muslims to safety in the country’s north region. Full text...

  • UN: Ban names American diplomat as deputy head of CAR mission
    26 april 2014 17:15:12
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Laurence Wohlers Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF alerts on child malnutrition in CAR
    25 april 2014 20:00:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic’s war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, predicting that more children are likely to suffer in the coming months.Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: AU-led troops in CAR capture LRA commander
    23 april 2014 15:45:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Troops of the African Union-led Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) in Central African Republic (CAR) have captured a commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Lt. Charles Okello, the AU Commission said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: Expert says rival communities in CAR on reconciliation moves
    18 april 2014 17:53:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN expert on human rights situation in Central African Republic (CAR), Ms. Marie-Therese Keita, says rival communities in the country are finding ways to work towards reconciliation. Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks CAR people on peaceful coexistence
    17 april 2014 22:19:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in a radio message again appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace. Full text...

  • UN: Agencies, partners seek emergency funds for CAR refugees
    16 april 2014 21:32:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN humanitarian agencies and their partners on Wednesday launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Maternal healthcare improves with more foreign aid
    16 april 2014 14:07:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia has met one of the global anti-poverty targets by radically improving child survival and reducing the death of women during pregnancy and child-birth. Full text...

  • Togo: 47 killed, 16 injured in Togo car crash
    15 april 2014 18:31:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - A car crash early Tuesday on Togo's National Highway N°1 at Atakpamé, 164 km north of the capital, Lomé, resulted in the death of 47 persons and 16 other injured, PANA learnt from the Ministry of Security and Emergency Preparedness. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU concerned by security, humanitarian crisis in CAR
    15 april 2014 14:04:37
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, worried over the security and humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) and the impact it would have in neighbouring countries, have welcomed the launch of the operation of the EU Mission to the Central African Republic (EUFOR CAR). Full text...

  • 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...

Special File - Central African Republic

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