Central African Republic

 
The Boy Scouts keeping the peace in the Central African Republic
The Boy Scouts keeping the peace in the Central African Republic
There are more boy scouts than peacekeepers in the CAR. Even in the midst of a civil war, the scouts are arguably more effective
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
“If you don’t see a bunker, just lay down and wait for the explosion.”
The boy who walked again
The boy who walked again
Bangui — ‘I was in a church, and then it all happened. It was a rocket,” says Jeovahni Mongounou.
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Forests are being cleared by humans at an alarming rate. Since 2000,
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
The aftermath of conflict captured beautifully
Trauma, Healing and Hope is an exhibition combining audiovisual material about survivors of conflict and trauma and 50 photographs by award-winning...
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
In 2017 56 UN peacekeepers were killed in malicious acts such as when they were deliberately attacked, the most fatalities of that kind since 1994. All but one...
'I was kicked out of our house by his parents', say widows
'I was kicked out of our house by his parents', say widows
Marie Noélla Sambelle was with her husband Gilbert Yalivenda for more than two decades. They had six children and saved for years to build a home...
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation...
Twenty-one African countries showcasing at Africa's Travel Indaba
Twenty-one African countries showcasing at Africa's Travel Indaba
Tourism businesses from 21 African countries and 12 African tourism authorities have already confirmed their attendance at the largest global...
A tourist’s guide to Bangui
A tourist’s guide to Bangui
The receptionist at the Hotel Ledger, the closest thing to a five-star establishment in Bangui, looks at me quizzically and asks me to repeat...
Central African Republic: The  state that doesn’t exist
Central African Republic: The state that doesn’t exist
Even in its best days, the CAR was never much of a state. But since the outbreak of civil war in 2013, the government has all but ceased to...

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