Central African Republic

 
Hope fades over CAR peace deal
Hope fades over CAR peace deal
There is no doubt a peace deal could be transformative for the Central African Republic. Armed groups control 80% of the territory. Tens of...
Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading
Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading
One month after a peace deal was signed to end the civil war, fighting continues in the Central African Republic, while the thorny issue of...
It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic
It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic
In late 2017, from his air-conditioned office inside a fortified compound in central Bangui, the man tasked with keeping the peace in the Central...
Central African Republic and rebel groups sign peace deal
Central African Republic and rebel groups sign peace deal
A peace deal has been made between the Central African Republic government and 14 rebel groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at...
Editorial: Big-man politics again blots out the Congolese
Editorial: Big-man politics again blots out the Congolese
According to the United Nations, more than 800 000 people have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for safety elsewhere in Africa. A...
​Boy Scouts in a war zone
​Boy Scouts in a war zone
There are more boy scouts than peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Even in the midst of a civil war, the scouts are arguably more...
Continental drifts towards Africa
Continental drifts towards Africa
Last year the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia and the European Union unveiled their new strategies for Africa and China, Germany and...
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
It is not a good day to be digging up the dead. On this particular Wednesday in November, a hot wind blows through central Pretoria, stirring up...
CAR's Colonel 'Rambo' to face war crimes charges in The Hague
CAR's Colonel 'Rambo' to face war crimes charges in The Hague
Alfred Yekatom, a former militia leader in the Central African Republic (CAR), was extradited to The Hague on Saturday to stand trial at the...
Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at "extreme risk" of the threats posed by climate...
CAR’s brand of state failure is unique
CAR’s brand of state failure is unique
One-size-fits-all solutions cannot fix the myriad problems facing the Central African Republic
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
“If you don’t see a bunker, just lay down and wait for the explosion.”

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