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UN Report Confirms Prevalence of War Economy in Central African Republic

MINUSCA peacekeepers in PK5, Bangui. May 2015.

In its final report for 2016 released in December, the U.N. Security Council’s Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic (CAR) confirmed that the trafficking of arms and natural resources continues to be central in the perpetuation of violence in the country.  Read More »

UN Report Reaffirms Alarming Security Situation in Central African Republic

Seized ammunition of ex-Séléka rebels in Bria. February 2015.

The U.N. Security Council’s Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic (CAR) released its final report for 2016 in December. The 186-page report documents a sharp deterioration in the security situation and a deepening crisis in CAR since August 2016. The country continues to be ruled by a multitude of criminal gangs that fiercely compete for control of economic resources.  Read More »

New UN investigative report reveals failures to tackle the root causes of conflict in CAR

The midterm report published last week by the UN Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic (CAR) reveals that the security situation throughout CAR remains concerning. Despite noticeable security improvements following the electoral process in early 2016, an upsurge in violence starting from June 2016 in the capital, Bangui, and in rural areas indicate that the root causes of violence persist.  Read More »

In CAR: An Anti-Balaka Leader Close to Bozize Integrated to the National Police Force

MINUSCA peacekeepers in Bangui, May 2015

While all eyes are turned to the direction of the Central African government and its new leader Faustin Archange Touadera, the hope borne of the elections last March is progressively making way for fear.   Read More »

Striking Photos Highlight CAR's Hidden Conflict

On July 12, the French  news outlet Le Monde published a series of breathtaking photos on the Central African Republic's hidden conflict, taken by french photographer, William Daniels.   Read More »

In Central African Republic, Rampant Impunity Continues to Pose a Serious Threat to Peace

June 21 was an historic day for many victims of war in the Central African Republic (CAR). This was the day that the wheels of international justice, through the International Criminal Court, finally turned on Jean Pierre Bemba, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the rape and pillage committed by his troops in CAR between 2002 and 2003. After 13 years, this judgment finally felt like something of a real victory for defenders of justice and other innocent Central Africans living under a climate of total impunity for perpetrators of atrocities.  Read More »

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