Central African Republic

alert status : Genocide Emergency

 

Genocide stage: 7- preparation

 

affected groups:

  • christians

  • muslims

 

Current situation:

  • the anti-balaka and seleka militants are persecuting the groups above

 

Developments

September 9, 2020

The UN’s expert on human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR) issued a series of recommendations on Wednesday to ensure that citizens – after years of civil unrest – can freely decide the future of their country during presidential elections on 27 December.

“For the elections to be peaceful, they must be preceded by a ceasefire and cooperation among all sides,” said Yao Agbetse, Independent Expert on the situation of hu...

August 16, 2020

Les Nations unies ajoute un nom sur leur liste des sanctions concernant la Centrafrique : celui de Bidi Sidi Souleman, alias Sidiki Abass, leader du groupe armé 3R.

Le groupe armé 3R  a tué, torturé, violé et déplacé des civils. Il s’est livré au trafic d’armes, à des activités de taxation illégales et s’est engagé dans une guerre avec d’autres milices, détaille le comité de sanctions. Sidiki Abass a lui-même participé à des ac...

July 25, 2020

La Mission des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) continue d’apporter un appui multidimensionnel au processus électoral dans le pays malgré les menaces sécuritaires que constituent certains groupes armés tels que les 3R.

La République centrafricaine (RCA) doit organiser des élections présidentielle, législatives le 27 décembre 2020. Au cas où le scrutin présidentiel requiert un second tour, ce dernier devrait...

February 22, 2019

The peace accord between the government of the Central African Republic and armed groups that was signed on February 6, 2019 should not deter or displace efforts to deliver justice for the gravest crimes committed during the conflict, Human Rights Watch said today.

The accord to end a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives was negotiated by the African Union during 18 months of talks with the groups, while they conti...

JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 18 civilians are dead and 23 wounded after an armed group opened fire during a funeral ceremony.

The statement on Tuesday says the gunmen with the Union for Peace armed group carried out the overnight attack on Friday in the central town of Ippy.

The peacekeeping mission condemns “this terrible massacre” that occurred as a new round of peace...

ICC Reverses Rape Conviction

Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned a war crimes conviction against former Congolese Vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, ruling that he could not be held responsible for actions committed by his troops in the Central African Republic. The Bemba conviction was the ICC’s first and only conviction for sexual violence as a weapon of war in its twenty year history. ICC Chief Prosec...

People queue for food aid distribution delivered by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and world food program in the village of Makunzi Wali, Central African Republic, April 27, 2017.

A senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross warns hate speech promoted on social media in war-torn Central African Republic is inflaming divisions between the Muslim and Christian communi...

March 26, 2018


KAGA-BANDORO, Central African Republic — On a dirt track beneath a fierce sun, three U.N. peacekeepers guard the dividing line. 

On one side of a small bridge lies the rebel stronghold, where gunmen freely roam. On the other is a designated “arms-free zone” on Kaga-Bandoro’s outskirts — a sliver of territory where the “blue helmets” keep the peace and thousands of displaced people shelter around a desolate a...

October 5, 2017

Josephine, 28, said she fled her home in Bangui with her husband and five young children due to fighting in the city in October 2014. When she returned to her neighborhood to collect clothes and dishes for the family, three anti-balaka stopped her and took her to a compound, where they raped her with a broken beer bottle. “When they pushed it in, blood flowed out and I lost consciousness,” she said. “After, they went in the ne...

October 4, 2017

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict. Commanders have tolerated widespread sexual violence by their forces and, in some cases, appear to have ordered it or committed it themselves.

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