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Poker Central President on What's to Come in 2019

At the PCA, Jeff Platt sits down for an in-depth conversation with Poker Central President Sam Simmons, as the two discuss what's on the poker …
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Sudan to host new round of talks for peace in Central African Republic

Last November, the Sudanese government postponed the meeting upon the request of the African Union (AU) because it coincided with the African …
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Key African Central Banks to Hold Rates on CPI, Oil Prices

While the drop in oil prices could give South African and Kenyan policy makers room to hold off on further rate increases, currency pressures could …
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UNICEF Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report, November 2018 – Central African Republic


  • November was marked by the attack and burning of two IDP sites by armed groups, Batangafo (Ouham, Northwest) on 31 October – 1 November, and Alindao (Basse Kotto) on 15 November, causing several deaths, over 40,000 re-displaced people, widespread material damage and heightened tensions.

  • With acute needs, and in the absence of available partners in Education and Child Protection, UNICEF used its newly tested blended approach (partners & direct intervention) to directly responded in these sectors in Batangafo. Within three weeks, despite a highly volatile context, the town’s four schools were reopened and 4,127 children could return to school. Two child-friendly spaces were operational for more than 1,500 traumatized children. At the same time, the Rapid Response Mechanism…

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Central African Republic: Independent expert to assess the human rights situation – Central African Republic

GENEVA / BANGUI (11 January 2019) – The UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, will visit the country from 15 to 25 January 2019.

This visit follows the recent violence in the towns of Batangafo (North-West) and Alindao in November when armed groups attacked displaced person camps, killing civilians, destroying and looting homes, and the overall deterioration of the human rights situation.

She will assess efforts by the CAR government and international partners to protect human rights, following the recent mandate renewal of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa. She will focus on the protection and promotion of the rights of children, youth, women and victims,…

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‘Everyone must be on board’ for peace in Central African Republic: UN’s Lacroix

“Now there is a path, it is the path of dialogue. There is a date to start this dialogue, it’s 24 January,” said the head of the Department of Peace Operations (DPO), speaking to reporters in the capital Bangui. “There is an organization…which will convene and organize these discussions in Khartoum, it is the African Union,” he added.

Mr. Lacroix has been in the country since Tuesday, alongside the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, in a bid to revive a stalled peace process. During his visit, he appealed for all international actors to ensure that 2019 is “the year of peace” for CAR.

Speaking before departing the country, Mr. Lacroix said that all Central Africans needed to be involved, adding that “everyone must be on board and everyone…

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