Central African Republic News

French ‘yellow vest’ protests get support from South Africa

An internet platform, 24jours.com, published a photograph showing 300 motorcyclists in yellow vests purportedly demonstrating in the capital of the Central African Republic against “the French neo-colonial system” and against the local French-linked currency.

The South African , South Africa Dec 15, 2018

Insecurity: Buhari summons sub-regional leaders again, says war against Boko Haram, fight to finish

The African leaders attending the meeting include President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, Prof. Faustin-Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic, Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad and Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Dec 15, 2018

Insecurity: Buhari summons sub-regional leaders again | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

The African leaders attending the meeting include President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, Prof. Faustin-Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic, Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad and Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin.

The Guardian , Nigeria Dec 15, 2018

Rising insecurity in C.Africa threatens wider region, Security Council told

Bangui, C.Africa | UN | Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 15, 2018

68 countries Ugandans can visit with no visas

Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo, DR Congo, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, and Equatorial Guinea, require visas before one gets to there.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Dec 15, 2018

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

The summit meeting, grouping Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin and the Central African Republic, is a follow-up to a November gathering in Chad called to tackle a surge in Boko Haram attacks in the restive region.

EWN , South Africa Dec 14, 2018

CAR's anti-Balaka militia quits disarmament efforts

Two militia groups involved in bloodshed in Central African Republic said on Friday they were withdrawing from a disarmament programme following the arrest in France of one of their leaders.

News 24 , South Africa Dec 14, 2018

Amnesty: UN must probe peacekeeper failings in C.Africa’s Alindao

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The UN must conduct a “thorough investigation” into its peacekeepers’ actions in Central African Republic during a militia attack in which “up to 100 civilians were shot and burnt alive”, Amnesty International said Friday.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 14, 2018

Russia, China abstain on UN CAR vote, unhappy with France

By REUTERS Russia and China abstained on Thursday in a United Nations vote to extend a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) because the French-drafted resolution did not make direct reference to Russia’s efforts to help the country.

The East African , Kenya Dec 14, 2018

Why Boko Haram should be placed on watchlist

He warned that the rising violence in the Central African Republic threatened to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, and urged continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.

Daily Post , Nigeria Dec 14, 2018