Refugees call for African Union to stop Eritrea’s ‘reign of terror’

Approximately 250 Eritreans took part in the protest in Addis Ababa this week. (Photo: Getty Images)
Eritrean refugees and representatives of the opposition living in Ethiopia staged a protest at the African Union headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this week to call for an end to Eritrea’s “reign of terror”. The approximately 250 protestors handed a petition to the Chairperson of the African Union . . . Read More

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