Tag Archives: Central African Republic

#VOA. | La Minusca says it has taken over a Central African city

The Minusca, whose official evokes two rebels killed, claims to have acted on Sunday under its mandate to “protect civilians” in this town of Ouanda-Djallé, more than 800 km northeast of Bangui. But the rebellion of the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) in return accused the UN force of …

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#VOA. | Three Minusca peacekeepers injured in mine explosion

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were injured on Friday, two of them seriously, when a landmine exploded as their vehicle passed through the north-west of the Central African Republic, in the grip of fighting between rebels and the army, said Saturday a press release from the United Nations Mission in the Central …

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One in five Central Africans without phone and internet after a fire at Orange ~ #REUTERS:

Nearly 20% of the inhabitants of the Central African Republic have been deprived of access to the mobile telephone network and to the Internet for more than two days and for an indefinite period after an accidental fire at one of the two main operators, Orange, said Wednesday. the French …

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VOA 60 of 22 March 2021 ~ #REUTERS:

At least 60 civilians were killed on Sunday in a series of attacks on villages in western Niger near the Malian border, six days after attacks in the same area that left 66 dead. In Congo Brazzaville, the death this morning of the opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, brought an unforeseen …

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VOA60 Africa from February 12, 2021 ~ #AFP:

In Mali, the Algiers Accord monitoring committee met in Kidal, a city that remains under the control of the former rebellion. The former rebel and pro-government armed groups as well as the partners say they want to advance the application of this peace agreement signed in 2015. The UN Special …

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Great Lakes countries call for a ceasefire in CAR ~ #AFP:

Representatives of several African countries in the Great Lakes region, gathered Friday in Luanda for a mini-summit on the situation in the Central African Republic, called on the rebels who are trying to overthrow President Touadéra’s regime to cease fire. “Heads of State and Government call on rebel forces for …

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Central African army repels rebel attack ~ #AFP:

The rebels on the offensive in the Central African Republic against the power of President Faustin Archange Touadéra, newly re-elected after a controversial election, attacked on Saturday Bouar, a major town 340 km from the capital Bangui, the peacekeepers announced. of ONU. Two French fighter jets were dispatched for “an …

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Russia denies sending troops to CAR ~ #AFP:

A senior Russian diplomat said on Monday that Moscow was not sending troops to the Central African Republic, where an offensive by rebel groups was called a “coup attempt” by the government ahead of elections scheduled for Sunday. “We are not sending troops, we are respecting all the requirements of …

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Peacekeepers deployed to prevent armed groups from “disrupting elections” ~ #AFP:

Peacekeepers have been deployed in the west of the Central African Republic to prevent armed groups “from disrupting” presidential and legislative elections scheduled for December 27, the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) said in a statement on Friday. At least three of the largest armed groups …

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Marginalized Afro-Urugayans in the Land of Social Inclusion in Latin America ~ #AFP:

“As a child and teenager, I was called ‘black shit’ and I had to face it all my life,” laments the specialist in the 400m and 800m, Deborah Rodriguez, 28, who trains in his native Uruguay. The South American champion who participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics no longer …

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Congolese justice sentences 14 people for the murder of twin musicians in July ~ #AFP:

The fourteen men were “sentenced to death yesterday (Thursday) for the murder” of Max Nsenga Ntumba and Percé Muamba Ntumba, two rappers from Kinshasa who were in the province of Kongo-central, told AFP Me Trésor Lobo , one of the civil party lawyers. In the DRC, the death penalty can …

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In the Nigerian village of Zuba, a mechanic debunks prejudices ~ #REUTERS:

Abuja — In the village of Zuba, located on the outskirts of Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, there is a garage where women direct repair work on cars of all models. Favor Okonkwo, a mechanic, owns this garage. For her, practicing her profession is a dream come true, having …

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activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison ~ #AFP:

HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s best-known protest figures, and two other famous activists were sentenced to jail on Wednesday for their role in last year’s protests. Mr. Wong, 24, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. His comrades Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam …

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In Ménaka, in northern Mali, the guns began to fall silent ~ #REUTERS:

Close to the Nigerien border, 1,500 km from Bamako, Ménaka fell in 2012, along with the rest of northern Mali, under the thumb of a coalition formed by the predominantly Tuareg rebellion and Islamist movements, the beginning of a spiral of violence in which the immense Sahelian country is still …

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Stéphanie Frappart, first woman appointed central referee in the Champions League ~ #AFP:

Stéphanie Frappart, 36, had already been entrusted with the European Supercup of August 2019 between Liverpool and Chelsea, after having been the first woman to whistle in the French second division (2014) then in men’s Ligue 1 (2019), where she refereed her first Lyon-Marseille shock in early October. On the …

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