June 24, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has the potential to create the conditions for genocide, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said Tuesday, urging other nations to intervene to stop the conflict. The 89-page page report, entitled They Must All Leave or Die ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Addison Morris
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday warned that the renewed clashes of anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka mark a critical time for Central African Republic (CAR). Ex-Seleka groups are supported by armed Muslim civilians, while anti-Balaka are backed by former national army soldiers... ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A coalition of rebel groups that has taken control in the Central African Republic has been deliberately killing a large number of unarmed civilians as well as destroying their homes and villages, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in a report released on Wednesday. The report describes human rights ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Members of the Seleka rebel coalition, which ousted President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic (CAR) in March, committed atrocities against civilians, including pillage, summary execution, rape and torture, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday. Daniel Bekele, Africa director at ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the Seleka coalition forces launched their offensive in December, there have been numerous reports of human rights violations, ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Michel Djotodia, leader of rebel forces behind a coup in the Central African Republic (CAR), declared in a radio address Monday that the country's constitution is dissolved and he is now the nation's leader. Djotodia, a leader of the Seleka rebel alliance that seized the country's capital over ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned a coup by Central African Republic (CAR) Seleka rebels after they seized the country's capital of Bangui, causing President Francois Bozize to flee the country. Ban appealed for calm and demanded the "swift restoration of constitutional order." ...[read more]

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