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Posts Tagged ‘Central African Republic’

Child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse say UN never helped them

Sylvain Leichti/UN   By Code Blue Shocking new revelations about what happened to little boys sexually abused in the Central African Republic by peacekeepers, three years ago, were revealed in a Code Blue Campaign press conference.

South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

UNHCR photo   By Male Daniel Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

Ugandan President calls on African leaders to end LRA rebels’ reign in CAR

EPA photo   By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants regional leaders to allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population in Central African Republic.

CAR: Urgent need to rebuild justice system as war crime suspects ‘roam free’

Emmanuel Braun/Reuters   By Amnesty International   ‘This is impunity on a staggering scale, and it is undermining efforts to rebuild CAR and create a sustainable peace,’ Illaria Allegrozzi.   The vast majority of the suspected war criminals in the Central African Republic are roaming free and in some cases living side by side with […]

The Business of War

AFP photo   By Ricardo Swire The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters   By Temesghen Debesai One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

Guang Niu   By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: International Criminal Law

By Cynthia M. Lardner International criminal tribunals have been created to redress the harm done to millions of victims as a result of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, to provide reparations, and to act as a deterrent. Vested with the authority to proceed when nations are unable to effectively adjudicate matters internally and […]

South Sudanese fleeing violence cross into Uganda

F Noy   By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.

The Fight Against Modern Slavery

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   By Belinda Goldsmith, Astrid Zweynert and Alex Whiting Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released today.

Shocking new reports of peacekeeper sexual abuse in the Central African Republic

c. Stefano Rellandini Via Code Blue Sources have informed AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign that the following information, based on newly received allegations of sexual abuse committed as recently as this week and as far back as 2013, is in the hands of the UN’s senior leadership:

New Central African President Touadéra meets with Kabila in DRC

By Darell Maurice Congolese President Joseph Kabila held discussions with his Central African counterpart, Faustin-Archange Touadéra on his vision for the Central African crisis to enable it to cope with the problems in his country, during a meeting earlier this week at the Palace of the Nation in Kinshasa.

No African country in top 50 of latest UN global Human Development Report

By Adisa Amanor Wilks Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rank among the lowest according to the 2015 global Human Development Report released by the United Nations (UN). Even though the report indicates that some two billion people have moved out of low human development levels in the last 25 years, no African Country made it to […]

Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

  By Anant Mishra International Geography The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African […]

MONUSCO: 15 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  By Sylvain Muyali On 30th November 2014, the United Nations peacekeeping mission reached its fifteenth anniversary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.