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Security Council renews the sanctions regime on the Central African (…)


As the penholder, France welcomes the unanimous adoption of resolution 2454 (2019), which renews the sanctions regime on the Central African Republic. In a context characterized by the holding of direct dialogue in Khartoum between the Government of the Central African Republic and armed groups under the auspices of the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, the resolution demonstrates the consensus and the great importance that the Security Council attaches to the situation in the Central African Republic, and we welcome that. I would like to emphasize two points with regard to the resolution that the Council has just adopted. It sends a clear message to our Central African partners, which rightly expect a great deal of the…

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Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic


The members of the Security Council heard a briefing on the Central African Republic by the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on 7 February 2019.

The members of the Security Council welcomed the signing of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR by the CAR Authorities and fourteen armed groups in Bangui on 6 February 2019 after the peace talks that took place in Khartoum (Sudan) from 24 January to 5 February 2019 within the framework of the African Initiative for peace and reconciliation in the CAR and under the auspices of the African Union.

The members of the Security…

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Improving and Protecting African Americans’ Economic Security: African American Financial Capability Initiative (AA…


The event will reveal insights from the African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), a three-year effort facilitated by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED). The initiative supports communities of practice that tailor financial stability projects to the needs of six communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest through the collaborative work of 30+ black-led nonprofits in  Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Each community of practice addresses the racial wealth divide with innovative approaches.
 
In addition to presenting findings from the AAFCI, Prosperity Now’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative (RWDI) team will showcase its unique approach to technical assistance for local organizations working to…

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Ethiopia participates in a Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) dialogue on Peace and Security


A Ministerial-level Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative was held on Wednesday (February 6) in Addis Ababa. The dialogue, hosted by Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) co-chairs, China and Senegal, as well as by the African Union, was organized to facilitate implementation of the outcomes of the 2018 Beijing Summit in the field of peace and security. State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Hirut Zemene, led the Ethiopian delegation.

The dialogue was co-moderated by Mr Chen Xiaodong, Chairman of the Chinese Follow-Up Committee of FOCAC and Assistant Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, and Ambassador Mame Baba Cisse, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…

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U.N. Security Council to review Central African arms embargo by end-Sept


CAR has been under a U.N. arms embargo since 2013 so weapons shipments to the government must be approved by the U.N. Security Council’s CAR sanctions committee, made up of the Council’s 15 members. It operates by consensus.

Central African Republic has long wanted the arms embargo restrictions on the government to be lifted and French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said the resolution adopted on Thursday show the council was open to that.

Central African Republic has been battered by violence since 2013 when mainly Muslim Selaka rebels ousted then president Francois Bozize, prompting reprisals from mostly Christian militias. U.N. peacekeepers were deployed in 2014.

After CAR asked for help in 2017 to fight marauding militias, both Russia and France sent weapons to the country…

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Security Council Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Panel of Experts’ Mandate, Adopting Resolution 2454…


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The Security Council today decided to extend its sanctions regime on the Central African Republic — including an arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze — until 31 January 2020, while also extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the Central African Republic Sanctions Committee until 29 February 2020.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2454 (2019) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-member entity expressed its intention to establish, no later than 30 April, clear and well‑identified key benchmarks concerning security sector reform; disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation; and the management of weapons and ammunition, which could help guide the Council in reviewing the arms embargo…

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