[Al Jazeera] Bangui, Central African Republic – M Babakir Ali cuts a lonely figure sitting on a plastic chair outside a rundown cafe in the PK5 district of Bangui.
[IRIN] Bangui -Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. “If it bites, it will kill you,” he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between his fingers.
[African Arguments] As the CAR starts a new chapter under President Touadéra, there are two strategies that can help him break with the mistakes of his predecessors.
[Al Jazeera] Renewed violence between Muslim and Christian communities in the Central African Republic has killed at least 36 people and wounded at least 80 more, according to hospital workers.
[African Arguments] Making an important step towards peace and stability in the Central African Republic (CAR), the signing of a disarmament agreement and a consensual ban on the use of child soldiers on 10 May shows some sign of progress as a monitoring committee was recently elected to ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the Bangui Forum, a national reconciliation dialogue held in CAR’s
[UN News]The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers.
[ICG]By failing to engage when Crisis Group and others warned that the Central African Republic had become a phantom state, the international community has now had to become much more heavily involved, at much greater expense, after horrifying loss of life and massive displacement, with much greater odds of failure.
[RFI]André Nzapayéké has been named as the new Prime Minister of the Central African Republic. The Central African Republic’s interim president, Catherine Samba Panza made the announcement on Saturday.
[ThinkAfricaPress]With the president and prime minister gone, a vast host of parties and opportunists are pushing for a role in the next administration.
[VOA]The World Food Program says it will scale-up its emergency operations in Central African Republic to provide aid to more than one-million people over the next six months.