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Central African Republic

In Africa
June 21, 2017 5:56 am gmt |
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At least 40 people have been killed in fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a day after a ceasefire was signed between rebels and the government. The mayor of the town of Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, spoke of bodies lying in the streets. The truce, signed in Rome on Monday, inc...
In Europe
July 7, 2016 11:48 am gmt |
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French soldiers’ mission in Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali have not stopped them from supporting Les Bleus. The troops made a video where they send their best wishes and encouragements to the French team, who will face off with the German world champions on Thursday (July 7) in Marseil...
In Canada
March 5, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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Two Canadian police officers were accused of sexual misconduct during United Nations missions abroad last year, a report released Friday states. In one case, according to the report, a Canadian officer was found after a 55-day investigation to have fathered a child, pulled back from the country invol...
In World
February 5, 2016 10:30 am gmt |
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United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic raped or sexually exploited at least eight women and girls last year, investigators from Human Rights Watch (HRW) have said. New details of alleged abuse by peacekeeping troops in the war-torn country were released a few days after a UN team...
In World
January 30, 2016 5:34 am gmt |
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Twelve more children in the Central African Republic have accused European soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers of sexual abuse, the United Nations said on Friday (January 29), with one senior official saying such abuse was “rampant” there. Foreign troops were deployed in Central Afri...
In Africa
November 30, 2015 6:46 am gmt |
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Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday (November 29) preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians. As the pope’s Alitalia plane touched down from Uganda to start his first ...
In Africa
November 27, 2015 10:56 am gmt |
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Uganda on Friday (November 27) prepared for the visit of Pope Francis, the second leg of his first visit to the continent, where he is due to meet with the country’s youth as well as lead a mass with over one million Christians. The pontiff made a first stop in Kenya, where he met Muslim [&hell...
In Africa
November 27, 2015 7:08 am gmt |
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Central African Republic Christians and Muslims hope that Pope Francis’ visit will open the road to peace in the conflict ridden nation. Pope Francis will land on Sunday (November 30) in Central African Republic, a nation embroiled for nearly three years in an inter-religious conflict of shocki...
In Africa
November 26, 2015 9:43 am gmt |
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Many thousands of people have been celebrating Mass with Pope Francis at a university campus in Kenya. Pope Francis made a plea for traditional values, saying “the health of any society depends on the health of its families”. The Pope earlier urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconcilia...
In Europe
June 4, 2015 4:11 am gmt |
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The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has made a dramatic intervention in the scandal of French peacekeepers allegedly abusing children in Africa by announcing an independent external review of how his organisation handled the affair. The move is the first public intervention by the secretary genera...