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  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Africa

CAR crisis may not be next Rwanda, but still needs response: Dallaire

With the world’s eyes on South Africa, the devolving crisis happening 5,000 kilometres north in Central African Republic has received relatively little attention. Sen. Romeo Dallaire — who watched Rwanda descend into one of worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century while he was head of the UN peacekeeping force there in 1993 and 1994 — said the situation [...]

  • Nov 25 / 2016
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Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in the Central African Republic

(New York, 25 November 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng expressed deep concern over a new outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic, in which civilians are being targeted based on their ethnicity or religion. Since 21 November 2016, some 85 civilians have reportedly been killed, 76 [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Will the UN save us from hell?

If we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped. It was Dag Hammarskjöld – the second secretary general of the UN, whose plane crashed on a mission to the Congo in 1961 – who set out what he thought was a realistic goal for the organisation: “The United Nations was not [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic Resolution 2301 (2016) Spells out Immediate, Priority, Essential, Core Tasks The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper

New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. In a statement attributable to his spokesman, the Secretary-General said the incident occurred when a [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Press Statement on attack against United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

NEW YORK, United States of America — The members of the Security Council condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 17 April 2016 in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Governments who don’t sanction peacekeepers ‘should be banned from UN operations’

Governments who fail to investigate and sanction allegations of sexual abuse by their soldiers should be banned from taking part in United Nations peacekeeping missions, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Samantha Power said that those who send troops to form part of peacekeeping contingents had a responsibility to protect the reputation of the organisation and [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Africa

1ST LEAD UN response to CAR sexual abuse allegations was «seriously flawed» By Emoke Bebiak, dpa

New York (dpa) – The United Nations failed on several levels by not adequately responding to allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic against French and other soldiers not under UN command, according to a report released Thursday. The independent panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the sexual abuse allegations concluded [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Africa

‘Gross institutional failure’: UN ignored claims of peacekeepers giving children food for sexual favours

The United Nations’ “gross institutional failure” to act on allegations that French and other peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic led to even more assaults, according to a new report released Thursday. One young boy who initially reported an attack on his friends now says he has been raped, too. The independent [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee Text Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ over Attempts to Destabilize Strife-torn Country The Security Council today extended the arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban imposed on the Central African Republic until 31 [...]

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