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Central African Republic: Urca Opposition Party Calls for a

Political Demands During Urca's Anniversary Strong Demands on Urca’s Decade Celebration Marking a decade since its formation, the Union for Central African Renewal (Urca) celebrated its ten-year milestone on July 24, 2024. In a significant move, President Anicet Georges Dologuélé challenged the contentious Constitution, adopted in August 2023, by appealing for revisions to all divisive clauses. "We must amend all articles that carve rifts among our people," he asserted,…

Hunger Report: The Crisis in Central Africa

Global Food Security Report to be Unveiled at G20 in Brazil During the G20 summit in Brazil, the UN is set to present its yearly analysis on global food security and nutrition on July 24, 2024. This new report points out that the rate of moderate to severe food insecurity has remained constant over the past three years. It highlights varying conditions depending on the region. Latin America has shown notable advancement, making strides against hunger. In stark contrast, the African continent is grappling with a worsening…

Central African Republic: Aid Organizations Worry About Setbacks

Justice Minister of Central African Republic Sets Deadline for Human Rights NGOs The Central African Republic's Minister of Justice has laid down a hard deadline. By July 30, all NGOs, both local and international, focusing on human rights must hand in their 2023 activity reports. This echoes a previous call by the Minister of Economy, urging these organizations to comply with their legal responsibilities. Human rights groups admit there have been gaps due to unclear guidelines. Yet, they ponder the intent and timing of…

Central African Republic: UN Urges Immediate and

UN Report Exposes Harsh Conditions in Central African Republic Detention Centers On July 18, 2024, a damning report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) was released. It paints a dire picture of the conditions inside Central African Republic (CAR) detention facilities. The report highlights severe issues such as brutal torture, mistreatment, unlawful detentions, and…

Central African Republic: Justice Minister Denounces Misconduct

Minister Arnaud Djoubaye Abazène Addresses Justice Sector Corruption in Central African Republic In an impassioned address, Central African Republic's Minister of Supervision, Arnaud Djoubaye Abazène, made a bold stance during the trial year's commencement. He fervently called out malpractices within the justice system, urging a definitive end to "corruption and power abuse." Abazène's unequivocal remarks aimed at driving reform resonate, nevertheless, civil society remains guarded and skeptical. One representative…

Dance Workshops in Bangui Bring Aid to the Central African Republic

School Holidays in the Central African Republic School Holidays in the Central African Republic With schools out for the holidays in the Central African Republic, many students find joy in classical and Afro-Urban dance forms. These dance styles provide a way to unwind and express themselves artistically. Bangui has become a vibrant scene, thanks to choreographer Eunice La Miraculeuse. She collaborates with the Alliance Française to offer dance classes specifically designed for students on break. Each afternoon,…

Remains Found in Rafah Following Strikes in Southern and Central Gaza

Intensified Strikes in Gaza Heighten Humanitarian Crisis Israel has directed its military power towards southern and central Gaza, intensifying the pressure on Hamas. This follows a weekend assault targeting the group's leadership, which led to numerous Palestinian casualties seeking refuge in a makeshift camp. Two days after the Israeli military action transformed a densely-populated Mawasi area near the Mediterranean into a charred disaster zone, displaced survivors, now bereft of direction, expressed their loss and…

Central African Republic: the decrease in the level of Lake Mbali

In the Central African Republic, residents of Boali, 95 kilometers north of Bangui, are worried that Lake Mbali is drying up without precedent. This dehydration, caused by the effects of climate change, risks having serious consequences for electricity production in this city and also in the capital. The general management of Central African Energy (Enerca), the only company that supplies electricity in the country, reports the reduction of the capacity of its power plants installed on this lake.

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