(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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(HRW) – A recently formed armed group called “Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation,” or 3R, has killed civilians, raped, and caused large scale displacement over the past year in northwest Central African Republic. United Nations peacekeepers in the area have been unable to fully protect civilians. “The Central African Republic is on the international agenda, but its neglected […]

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