(Newsweek) – Less than five years ago, Joseph Kony’s name was known across the world. The Ugandan warlord was the subject of “Kony 2012,” an informational video produced by U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Invisible Children. The purpose of the video—which was viewed 100 million times in a week, the fastest YouTube video ever at the time to […]

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(Central African Republic) – As conflict spreads and intensifies in the Central African Republic (CAR), dozens of civilians are being killed and wounded. Thousands are being forced to flee for their lives and are receiving little to no humanitarian assistance. “Our teams have witnessed summary executions and have found mutilated bodies left exposed to terrorise populations. […]

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(Deutsche Welle) – US military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa are “coming to an end,” a top American general said on Friday, even though its brutal leader Joseph Kony has not been captured. “This operation, although not achieving the ability to get to Kony himself, has essentially taken that group off the battlefield,” […]

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(Human Rights Watch) – Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, “No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools in the Central African Republic,” documents how armed groups, and even soldiers from […]

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(NBC) -Joseph Kony’s army of child soldiers robbed central Africa of a generation, and the self-proclaimed Christian prophet has been accused of murder, rape, kidnapping and torture by the International Criminal Court. NBC News reports that the United States considers Kony a “specially designated global terrorist,” and it’s the Green Berets’ mission to “apprehend or […]

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(CAJ News) –  SOME 10 000 children have been demobilized from armed forces in the war-ravaged Central African Republic.They are being reintegrated into society following the ratification of the optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict in October 2016. The minors were forcible recruited into armed groups during the crisis gripping the country. However, […]

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(VOA News) – Last year, humanitarian aid workers in the Central African Republic were involved in more than 365 security incidents — more than Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. The security challenges in the C.A.R. make it difficult for aid workers to stay safe and to deliver much needed aid. About 2.2 million people here […]

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(United Nations Meetings Coverage and Press Releases) – At its sixtieth meeting, on 2 December 2016, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the third report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic (S/2016/133), agreed to address the following messages […]

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