Central African Republic

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EU Advisory Mission in the Central African Republic

Crisis Management Concept adopted: 11/2019

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EU Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic

Authorization date: 04/16

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UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (UN-led)

Authorization date: 04/14

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Opération Sangaris


Begin: 12/13

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Nine militia fighters arrested in Central African Republic killings (27.05.2020)

Nine fighters from an armed group that launched a week-long attack last week in south-eastern Central African Republic have been arrested. The assailants belong to a branch of the CAR’s biggest armed group, the Unity for Peace in Central Africa (UPC), the country’s special criminal court said in a...

At least 25 dead in Central African Republic clashes (01.05.2020)

Militia clashes this week in Central African Republic left at least 25 people dead and 51 injured, the country’s communications minister said, confirming the latest violence to undermine last year’s peace deal between rebel groups and the government. … Political tensions are meanwhile rising in the...

UN sanctions Central African Republic rebel group leader Miskine (21.04.2020)

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on Central African Republic rebel leader Abdoulaye Miskine, who last year signed a peace agreement between the government and armed groups. Miskine, founder and head of the Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC), was offered a...

UN official applauds move by Central African Republic to prevent child recruitment (19.03.2020)

A senior United Nations official has welcomed the move by lawmakers in the Central African Republic (CAR) to criminalize child recruitment. The National Assembly in CAR recently adopted the Child Protection Code, which criminalizes the recruitment and use of children, among other crimes.

UN peacekeeper killed; mission deplores ‘heinous act’ (16.03.2020)

A United Nations peacekeeper from Burundi was killed on Sunday while attempting to stop an armed militant attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a statement released by the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA.

In search of the state in the Central African Republic (13.03.2020)

A February 2019 agreement is the latest in a string of attempts to bring peace to the Central African Republic. Will it hold? Crisis Group expert Hans de Marie Heungoup goes to the country to find out.

One year after CAR peace agreement, looming elections distract from current dangers (02.03.2020)

On February 6, guarantors and many of the signatory parties of the Political Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic (CAR) celebrated its one-year anniversary. … The growing deterioration of relations between the state and the signatory armed groups in the lead up to the...

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