CAR declares unilateral ceasefire in defiance of armed groups | News about armed groups

Armed groups control large parts of the territory and about a quarter of the nearly 5 million inhabitants are displaced. The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has declared a unilateral cessation of the fight against armed groups and said he hoped this would lead to peaceful dialogue. Since the ouster of former … Read more

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations | Antonio Guterres News

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations |  Antonio Guterres News

New York City, United States – The COVID-19 pandemic has held back decades of progress on poverty and development, including the goal of eradicating energy poverty for good by the end of the decade. World leaders meeting Friday for the United Nations General Assembly are expected to recommit to commitments to end energy poverty — … Read more

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers from CAR over sexual abuse allegations | News from the Central African Republic

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers from CAR over sexual abuse allegations |  News from the Central African Republic

The Gabonese Ministry of Defense says a number of “exceptionally serious acts contrary to military ethics and the honor of the armed forces” have been reported in recent weeks. Gabon’s defense ministry has said the United Nations will withdraw the country’s 450-strong peacekeeping contingent from the Central African Republic (CAR) over allegations of sexual abuse. … Read more

In Pictures: The World’s Most Neglected Crises | Burkina Faso News

In Pictures: The World’s Most Neglected Crises |  Burkina Faso News

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the world’s most neglected population, according to a new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The relief agency, which released its annual index, on Thursday, said that two million people were displaced last year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And with 27 million people, … Read more