Central African Republic


Escalating Violence In The Central African Republic Undermines UN Efforts

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is threatening to spiral into a crisis, following months of escalating violence. Former members of disbanded rival Christian and Muslim militias, the anti-Balaka and the Seleka respectively, have formed ‘self-defense groups’ and have renewed fighting despite a series of peace agreements being signed. […]


Further Allegations Of Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers Emerges From The Central African Republic

A recent report issued by the United Nations shows that, despite efforts to combat the issue, allegations of sexual abuse committed by UN Peacekeepers have continued, with new reports of sexual abuse emerging from the Central African Republic. Since January 2017, over 55 UN Peacekeepers have been accused of abuse […]


Police Officers Abducted By Boko Haram?

The Borno State Police Command has dismissed media reports suggesting that policewomen and wives of policemen were abducted by Boko Haram on June 20. The Police denial was made in a press statement signed by Mr. Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command. Media reports had claimed that Boko Haram terrorists […]


UN Welcomes Central African Republic’s Steps Towards Accountability

On April 4th 2017, the United Nations Security Council welcomed the efforts of the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, to restore peace and security to the crisis-torn country, also stressing the need for the “swift operationalization” of his plans. In its Presidential Statement, the Security Council […]


Perversions Of Peacekeeping In The Central African Republic

The United Nations’ (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and corresponding French peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) have received a new wave of discredit after a French court decided in January not to bring charges against French soldiers accused of sexual abuse […]


Navigating The Victim/Perpetrator Complex At The International Criminal Court: The Case Of Dominic Ongwen

The trial of former child soldier Dominic Ongwen, which began on Tuesday December 6th at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has raised existential questions about the actions of humankind in times of war and suffering. Ongwen’s case is particularly complex as it is the first to charge an individual for […]


Violence and Impunity in the Central African Republic Threatens a Fragile Peace

In Kaga Bandero, a town 350km north of the nation’s capital Bangui, violence is unending. Civilian massacres, destruction of houses, and targeted attacks against Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps are just some of the deadly indicators of a fragile peace teetering on widespread conflict. Since the democratic election of President […]


French Military Withdrawal From War Torn Central African Republic

  French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic (CAR) have been withdrawn from the war torn country despite ongoing violence in the region. Operation Sangaris had been in effect since 2013, a French military response to the barbaric conflict between Muslim rebel group Seleka, and Anti-Balaka, a Christian rebel group, […]