• Attack at peace event in Central African Republic lead to fears of renewed violence

    Attack at peace event in Central African Republic lead to fears of renewed violence

    • Nov 21, 2017

    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – An attack against a peace concert in Bangui has escalated tensions in the Central African Republic, where a conflict with growing ethnic and religious undertones has caused the United Nations to pledge to increase its peacekeeping presence in the country. The attack took place against a coffee

  • Catholic leaders welcome more troops in Central Africa, but want weapons

    Catholic leaders welcome more troops in Central Africa, but want weapons

    • Oct 31, 2017

    U.N. officials announced a new humanitarian program this summer amid worsening violence in Central African Republic, where armed remnants of Seleka, a Muslim-dominated rebel movement that briefly seized power in 2013, and a mainly Christian militia, Anti-Balaka, continue to terrorize the population. Catholic leaders are calling for the lifting of an arms embargo, so the country’s army can properly function.

  • In Central African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

    In Central African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

    • Oct 26, 2017

    The U.N. peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, known as MINUSCA, has sent a letter to U.N. contractors demanding that they take concrete steps to prevent future unauthorized transport of Muslim civilians out of Bangassou. Thousands of Muslims are being sheltered at the Catholic cathedral in the city to protect them from attacks from a nominally Christian militia in the area.