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Two killed after car filled with explosives barrels into crowd after Rochester rock concert in New York

At least two people died and five others, including three pedestrians, were injured when a car filled with explosives barreled into a crowd of people leaving a rock concert in upstate New York on Monday (January 1, 2024).

Central African Republic leader slams West for looting Africa’s wealth, sparking today’s migrant crisis

New York: The President of the Central African Republic on Thursday accused Western countries of triggering a migration crisis by pillaging Africa’s natural resources and impoverishing the continent through slavery and colonization.

‘Not the time to forget’ Central African Republic

Attacks by armed groups against security forces in the Central African Republic (CAR), combined with increased food and fuel prices and an influx of refugees from Sudan, have aggravated an already fragile humanitarian situation there UN officials said on Tuesday.

Central African Republic: ‘Tensions and divisions’ eroding human rights

An independent UN expert expressed grave concern on Thursday over the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for political dialogue and a new “climate of trust”.

UN chief condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

New York: The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned an attack on a UN peacekeeping patrol in the northeast Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday which left one Rwandan ‘blue helmet’ dead.

Central African Republic: Tanzanian peacekeepers to be repatriated following abuse allegations

The UN on Friday announced that following serious allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, an entire unit of 60 peacekeepers from Tanzania formerly based in the western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to be repatriated.

Chinese Embassy warns citizens against travelling outside CAR capital Bangui after killing of nine nationals

Beijing: The Chinese Embassy in the Central African Republic has asked citizens to avoid travelling outside Bangui city after nine nationals were killed during an attack by militants at a goldmine.

Local elections chance to advance peace in Central African Republic: UN envoy

New York: Upcoming local elections represent a “significant opportunity” to advance the peace and political process in the Central African Republic (CAR), the head of the UN mission in the country, MINUSCA, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

UN mission signs new plan for election security in Central African Republic

New York: A newly signed plan for election security represents a “major development” for peaceful, inclusive elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for the UN mission in the country said on Wednesday.

UN steps up action on sexual misconduct in wake of CAR allegations

New York: The UN continues to take steps to address allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the wake of the repatriation of Gabonese troops three months ago.

Central African children in crosshairs, UN calls for their protection

New York: Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have suffered a spike in grave violations since the end of 2020, according to a new UN report on the situation in the country, issued on Monday.

Spare no effort in probe into attack against blue helmets in CAR: Antonio Guterres

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) to spare no effort in investigating the “unacceptable attack” earlier this week by the presidential guard against a vehicle from the UN mission in the country, MINUSCA.

Thousands flee fresh clashes in Central African Republic: UN agency

New York: Recent fighting between government forces and rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 2,000 refugees into neighboring Chad over the past week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

‘Meaningful and inclusive’ dialogue essential to end upsurge in clashes across Central African Republic

New York: The UN chief António Guterres on Wednesday said he continues to be “very concerned” about armed clashes and the threat to civilian life across the Central African Republic, where around 200,000 have been displaced by fighting in under two months.

Central African Republic: 200,000 displaced in less than two months

New York: Violence and insecurity related to the recent elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes in less than two months, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning tens of thousands are facing dire living conditions.