UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

Updates on conflicts and news from throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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April 10

  • Central African Republic: Priced Out of Food in the CAR

    The mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid insecurity is having an adverse impact on access to basic foodstuffs, say retailers and local people. Read more »



April 09

  • Central African Republic: Getting CAR Back to School

    Coloured paper chains from last Christmas still hang from the ceiling of a dusty classroom in the Groupement scolaire pour une éducation fondamentale et internationale... Read more »



March 27



March 24



March 19

  • Central African Republic: Sending Militias Home

    The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it wants to identify, disarm and demobilize the anti-balaka militias, many of whom are members of the army. A proposal... Read more »



March 18



March 13

  • Central African Republic: New Irin Film - Bangui's Ghettos

    The capital of the Central African Republic is usually home to more than 130,000 Muslims, integrated with the rest of the population. Now, fewer than 1,000 remain in the city, the... Read more »



March 12



February 28

  • Central African Republic: Muslims Want Out [analysis]

    Zannah Bassar, a Muslim woman living in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, has a simple message for the international community - she wants to be evacuated. Read more »



February 21



February 12

  • Central African Republic: Who Are the Anti-Balaka of CAR?

    On 10 February, Gen Francisco Soriano, commander of Sangaris, the French peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), condemned the anti-balaka militia as the main... Read more »



February 05

  • Central African Republic: Aid and Evacuations Under Threat in CAR

    Dewa Iliassa, a young Muslim, lives on a street in Bozoum, a town in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR), with only a small pile of his belongings. He says he is too scared... Read more »



January 31

  • Central African Republic: Clerics Lobby for Peace

    The archbishop and the imam make an impressive double act, picking up each other's cues, and batting topics back and forth between them. The Central African Republic's (CAR) two... Read more »



January 24



January 21



January 16

  • Central African Republic: Major Food Crisis Looms in CAR

    Farmers in the Central African Republic, which has been immersed in violence since a coup in March 2013, urgently need more seeds and tools to avert a nationwide food crisis, aid... Read more »



January 14

  • Central African Republic: Reconciliation a Tall Order

    The recent change of leadership in the Central African Republic (CAR) offers a glimmer of hope for an end to sectarian violence, but earlier interviews with Christians and Muslims... Read more »



January 09

  • Central African Republic: Exodus Adds to CAR Crisis

    Almost 20,000 people of Chadian origin have left violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks, and many more are expected to join the exodus, which is straining... Read more »



December 19, 2013



December 06, 2013



December 03, 2013

  • Central African Republic: The Politics of Preventing Genocide [opinion]

    The crisis in the Central African Republic has been deteriorating for the best part of this year. In the words of UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, the international... Read more »



November 27, 2013



November 22, 2013

  • Central African Republic: CAR- a Failed State Gets Worse

    The teeming hospital grounds in Bossangoa, a northwestern town in the Central African Republic (CAR), offers a glimpse into the worsening crisis the country has faced since a rebel... Read more »



October 30, 2013

  • Cameroon: Refugees Cause Unease

    Cameroon is grappling with the influx of over a hundred thousand refugees from neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria, whose presence is causing tensions with the... Read more »

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