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  • 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...

  • US: US pledges to help CAR 'find the peace it deserves'
    14 february 2016 05:08:46
    Washington, US (PANA) - The US has pledged to help the Central African Republic (CAR), which goes to the polls on Sunday in the runoff of presidential and legislative elections, to find the peace and and stability it deserves after years of turmoil.Full text...

  • CAR: Ahead of elections in CAR, UN urges candidates to focus on children's needs
    13 february 2016 08:27:24
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - As voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) prepare for the second round of presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the candidates to make strong commitments to invest in the survival, education and protection of children to ensure lasting peace in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban appoints Senegalese General as MINUSCA commander
    12 february 2016 05:29:29
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Balla Keïta of Senegal as the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full text...

  • CAR: UN official calls for urgent measures to fight impunity in CAR
    11 february 2016 07:25:24
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new United Nations report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation's capital late last year has prompted the head of the UN peacekeeping mission there to call for urgent measures in the fight against impunity and to prevent future violations. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council boosts number of corrections officers for UN mission in CAR
    09 february 2016 21:31:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday decided to maintain the current personnel ceiling of more than 12,800 personnel in the military and police components of the UN peacekeeping operation in Central African Republic (CAR) and to increase the number of corrections officers, in order to ensure peace and security in the country. Full text...

  • CAR: 'Strengthen peacekeepers to prevent renewed violence' - Amnesty
    08 february 2016 07:35:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Civilians in Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of deadly violence and instability unless serious weaknesses in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, MINUSCA, are urgently addressed, Amnesty International said in a new report published on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Environment watchdog takes action against car pollutants in Kenya
    05 february 2016 18:26:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) will begin a crackdown on smoke emitting car pollutants and factories emitting industrial effluent as part of its efforts to restore air quality and prevent the adverse effects of climate change, a top official said.Full text...

  • UN: New allegations of sexual abuse emerge against UN peacekeepers in CAR
    04 february 2016 17:43:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Thursday reported that it has identified seven new possible victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the town of Bambari, just days after the UN revealed which countries' troops have been accused of abusing minors. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia launches plan to improve treatment for heart ailments
    04 february 2016 11:07:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia’s Health Minister Kesetebirhan Admasu has launched a plan to improve the treatment of heart ailments and other non-communicable diseases, such as stroke, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases in collaboration with a drug-manufacturing firm. Full text...

  • UN: UN in CAR releases US$9 million for humanitarian needs
    02 february 2016 14:50:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN country-based Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Full text...

  • UN: ICC Trial Chamber to deliver judgment on CAR rebel leader on 21 March
    02 february 2016 14:03:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief alarmed at more sexual abuse allegations in CAR
    29 january 2016 16:22:16
    New Ylork, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein Full text...

  • Central African Republic: UN renews sanctions, stresses urgent need to end impunity in CAR
    27 january 2016 18:35:16
    New York, US (PANA) – Stressing the urgent need to end impunity in Central African Republic (CAR) and bring to justice those who violate humanitarian law, the UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed its sanctions against individuals or groups implicated in the country’s ongoing sectarian tensions. Full text...

  • UN: WFP says Central African Republic faces hunger
    20 january 2016 18:40:49
    New York, US (PANA) - An emergency food security assessment by the UN World Full text...

  • UN: Final provisional results for legislative polls in CAR announced
    13 january 2016 22:28:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday reported that the final provisional results for the legislative elections have been announced by the nation's electoral body, ANE, with 21 candidates, including three women, being elected by an absolute majority during the first round.Full text...

  • Libya: Over 100 Libyans referred abroad for medical care
    10 january 2016 15:23:45
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Ministry of Health has spent over US$ 476,000 on 102 Libyans who were injured in different armed clashes and taken abroad for specialised medical treatment between July and December 2015, it was officially disclosed here Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in CAR hails first-round election results
    07 january 2016 22:54:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Thursday welcomed the announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN official in CAR meets presidential candidates
    07 january 2016 05:26:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) said on Wednesday that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections. Full text...

  • Congo: President Sassou Nguesso praises efforts made by CAR partners
    06 january 2016 16:41:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday hailed the efforts made by international partners to support Central African Republic in its political transition.Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l welcomes UN decision to probe fresh sexual abuse in CAR
    06 january 2016 15:39:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday welcomed UN’s decision to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), and stressed the need for further reform and for perpetrators to be brought to justice. Full text...

  • UN: 'Fresh allegations of sexual abuse made against UN peacekeepers in CAR'
    06 january 2016 14:04:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the UN flag, UN envoy in CAR, Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • CAR: Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against blue berets in CAR
    06 january 2016 09:19:17
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the world body’s flag, the top UN official in CAR said on Tuesday, as further steps are being put in place to combat the scourge. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Mission warns politicians in CAR to avoid carefree statements
    04 january 2016 11:23:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Asserting that the many malfunctions observed during the 30 December 2015 presidential and legislative elections in Central African Republic (CAR) were "not enough to taint the credibility of these polls", the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) has called on candidates and political parties to avoid speech that could harm the climate of peace and cause confusion in the country before the announcement of results.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU urges CAR to ensure success of electoral process
    30 december 2015 21:27:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday called on political stakeholders in Central African Republic (CAR) to do all they can to ensure the success of the electoral process underway in the country and to lay the foundation for the restoration of lasting peace, security and reconciliation. Full text...

  • CAR: UN peacekeepers help provide security as CAR holds elections
    30 december 2015 16:26:08
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) – United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout Central African Republic (CAR) Wednesday as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians. Full text...

  • CAR: Voting begins in CAR presidential, parliamentary elections
    30 december 2015 10:03:35
    Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Voting on Wednesday began in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Central African Republic (CAR) that would climax a transition period after bloody fighting between Christian and Muslim militias claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of citizens. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appeals to voters in CAR for peaceful polls
    29 december 2015 18:40:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took to the radio waves of the Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF sends election observation mission to CAR
    29 december 2015 14:25:08
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A delegation from the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), led by former Nigerien minister Boukar Mai Manga, has arrived in Bangui to monitor the parliamentary and presidential elections due for 30 December in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to an official communiqué issued here Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: Central African Republic polls now scheduled for 30 December
    25 december 2015 05:15:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The presidential and legislative elections that had been scheduled to take place this Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR) will now be held on 30 December 2015, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country has reported. Full text...

  • Senegal: Rights groups calls for the establishment of special court in CAR
    23 december 2015 14:45:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Some 23 human rights groups Wednesday called for the intensification of efforts towards the establishment of a Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN: ICC warns against violence during elections in Central African Republic
    23 december 2015 13:33:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Full text...

  • UN: Ban vows to act quickly on CAR abuse allegations
    18 december 2015 06:02:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday pledged to urgently review the recommendations made by an independent panel that found that the United Nations did not act with the “speed, care or sensitivity required,” when it uncovered information about crimes committed against children by soldiers – not under UN command – sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) to protect civilians. Full text...

  • US: Ban vows to act quickly after report finds UN failed to respond to CAR abuse allegations
    17 december 2015 17:35:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday pledged to urgently review the recommendations made by an independent panel that found that the United Nations did not act with the “speed, care or sensitivity required,” when it uncovered information about crimes committed against children by soldiers – not under UN command – sent to Central African Republic (CAR) to protect civilians. Full text...

Special File - Central African Republic

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