UN chief calls for immediate international action to halt ‘deplorable atrocities’

UN chief calls for immediate international action to halt ‘deplorable atrocities’
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon says that immediate action is needed to stop the killing in the Central African Republic (CAR), citing “grave and deplorable atrocities”, and “to prevent the further separation of communities that have lived together for centuries”. Its Human Rights chief said that, on a recent . . . Read More

Religious leaders plead for UN force in Central African Republic

Religious leaders plead for UN force in Central African Republic
The Catholic Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, says Central Africans live in fear.Courtesy Open Doors International   Two of the most senior religious figures in the Central African Republic (CAR) visited London this week to urge the UK to support the deployment of a UN-led peacekeeping operation in the war-torn . . . Read More

Central African Republic Christians petition for President’s removal

Central African Republic Christians petition for President’s removal
Michel Djotodia, President of the Central African Republic.Crispin for World Watch Monitor One person has been killed and around 40 wounded after African Union (AU) troops reportedly fired at a group of Christian protestors in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The Christians had gathered near the . . . Read More

Ban Ki-moon warns Central African Republic ‘spiralling into anarchy’

Ban Ki-moon warns Central African Republic ‘spiralling into anarchy’
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, pictured in 2012.Africa Renewal / Flickr / Creative Commons The UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon said on Monday (Nov. 18) that anarchy in the Central African Republic risks spiralling further out of control, and could need up to 9,000 peacekeepers. In a . . . Read More

Bashir trip to Nigeria sparks protest

Human rights groups are blasting Nigeria for hosting Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at an African Union health summit, and have demanded his arrest on genocide charges from the International Criminal Court. However, a spokesman for Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan says “Nigeria is not in a position to determine who attends . . . Read More

C. African Republic religious leaders consider plan for country otherwise ‘likely to explode’

C. African Republic religious leaders consider plan for country otherwise ‘likely to explode’
The aftermath of a Séléka attack in Dekoa village.CECA   As a significant risk of interfaith conflict looms over the Central African Republic (CAR), the leaders of the two main religions in the country – Christianity and Islam – have decided to speak with one voice. The CAR was plunged . . . Read More