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  • 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...

  • 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...

Special File - Central African Republic

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