Central African Republic

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Aug 7th, 2014
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- Olusegun Adeniyi Ever since I arrived Washington DC last Thursday, I have lost my identity as a Nigerian to a country that does not exist: Africa! While it is no secret that most Americans are ignorant about our continent and its makeup, the situation has not been helped by the first U.S.-Africa Le...
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Aug 6th, 2014
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By Doyle McManus The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.. The guest list featured some of Africa’s nastiest tyrants, including autocrats such as An...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Misha Boutilier The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to experience grave insecurity despite the presence of a powerful, French-led peacekeeping force since December 2013. Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution fo...
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Gabriella Ingerstad Amnesty International recently published a report calling for the investigation, prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators in the on-going violent conflict in CAR. The report identifies former officers of the Forces Armées Centrafricaine (FACA) currently in command of anti...
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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By Louisa Waugh Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit ‘Cinq Kilo’ – Bangui’s largest market. ‘It’s rowdy, but fun.’ He said. ‘Take someone local with you; it’s famous for pickpockets too.’ I liked the market, and soon felt...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Are crimes against children crimes against humanity? According to the latest Failed States Index, 6 out of the top 10 and 18 out of the top 25 “most failed states on earth” are found in Africa. This commentary is not about beating the dead hyena of the failed African “state”. No...
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May 15th, 2014
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– By Louisa Lombard Years before he took up arms as a rebel, the new military chief of the Seleka rebel alliance, Joseph Zindeko, was shot in the knee (the bullet exited through his thigh – he showed me the scars) and in the stomach. Another time a bullet just grazed his behind his ear. […]...
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May 13th, 2014
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Goodluck Jonathan Jean Shaoul Correspondent Islamist forces, this time Boko Haram — the very forces that the US and NATO backed and armed in Libya as a proxy ground force in the war to topple Gaddafi — are being used as the bogey man to justify the intervention of US military forces THE United States...
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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Blame the French. By Brian Palmer A San Diego-based human-rights group has released a video documenting atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, the leader of a Ugandan rebel group that has been hiding out and killing people in the Central African Republic. Now that the Central African Republic has our a...