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UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN Peacekeepers Attacked By Central Africa Armed Group

UN peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic exchanged fire with members of an armed group in a Muslim enclave of the capital Bangui, the United Nations said Sunday. The peacekeepers were fired at in the Muslim rebel bastion called PK5, home to several armed groups and they responded, said Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for […]

Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Four patients have died and thousands are stranded without health care in an embattled Central African Republic town, after an attack forced the last charity working there to pull out. The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has evacuated its staff and suspended its programmes after its base in Bangassou was violently robbed on Monday […]

Woman Tells of Unimaginable Sexual Violence Suffered At Hands of Militants

Woman Tells of Unimaginable Sexual Violence Suffered At Hands of Militants

When an armed group attacked “Irène’s” home in the Central African Republic, fighters shot her husband in both legs as he tried to flee, and tied their five-year-old daughter to a post when she began to cry. “Irène,” 36, held her palms over her eyes as she told me of the brutal assault by the […]

Is Church Finally Warming Up to Women Leadership?

Is Church Finally Warming Up to Women Leadership?

A few weeks back, Pope Francis formed a Commission to look into whether women should become deacons in the Catholic Church. If the commission gives a green light, women will have the chance to become priests, a historic move towards the end of the regular all-male clergy practice, mostly in the Catholic Church. Women have […]

EAC Women Business Leaders Call for More Support

EAC Women Business Leaders Call for More Support

Regional governments have been urged to give more support to women in business to enhance entrepreneurship and ensure equitable and sustainable development. Mary Muthoni, the chairperson of Women in Business Committee at Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), said women entrepreneurs have limited access to affordable credit, and lack skills required to provide […]

President Kagame And Zuma Receive Continental Gender Award

President Kagame And  Zuma Receive Continental Gender Award

Women deserve to live and work side by side with men instead of being left behind while they crucially support men in everything on a daily basis, President Paul Kagame has said. The Head of State delivered the message yesterday in Kigali while receiving the Gender Champion Award, which was bestowed to him by African […]

‘Come Home and Help’, Urges Central African Republic Doctor

‘Come Home and Help’, Urges Central African Republic Doctor

When violence erupted in the Central African Republic three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled the capital Bangui, including most doctors and medical students at the main children’s hospital. As the city descended into chaos, 58-year-old Jean Gody was one of the few doctors who chose to stay behind and help. “I would […]

Top UN Whistleblower Resigns, Citing Impunity and Lack of Accountability

Top UN Whistleblower Resigns, Citing Impunity and Lack of Accountability

Anders Kompass quits after exposing sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure to hold its senior officials to account. “The complete […]

Chad Election Commission Declares Fifth Term for Deby

Chad Election Commission Declares Fifth Term for Deby

The provisional election results released late Thursday mean that the landlocked central African nation avoids a runoff. More than a dozen candidates had challenged Deby, who came to power in a 1990 military coup. The Electoral Commission said 76 percent of more than 6 million registered voters turned out for the April 10 poll. Earlier […]

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Police Exchange Fire With ‘Militia’.

Heavy and sporadic gunfire has been heard in the capital of the Republic of Congo as police fought with what one official described as militia fighters. The apparent fighting comes just weeks after President Denis Sassou N’Guesso’s re-election. The gunfire tapered off at times as it was heard to ring out in the southern Bacongo […]

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