Central African Republic


UN Peacekeeping And Sexual Assault: Where Are We Now?

It has been over a year since the re-introduction of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, an issue that has long been rife within the United Nations (UN). Stemming from a resolution adopted on March 10, 2017, the policy stresses the importance of states holding perpetrators accountable, particularly […]


The Role Of Youth In Peace And Conflict In Africa

On December 9th, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted one of the most ground-breaking resolutions in its history; UNSCR 2250 (2015) recognized the need for youths to play an “important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace security.” UNSCR resolution 2250 identified five key […]


ICC Overturns Its Conviction Of Jean-Pierre Bemba In Blow To Human Rights Regime

On June 8, 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba of the two counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity for which he was found guilty of in 2016. Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been […]


Conflict-Minerals Legislation Fails To Prevent Human Rights Abuses

At the end of this month, Intel, HP and other companies are expected to report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose information on whether the minerals used in their electronic products were sourced from mines which support the funding of armed conflict in Central Africa. Obama-era legislation […]


Cameroon: The Internet As A Weapon Of Oppression

The Anglophone regions of the Central African nation of Cameroon are currently in their fourth month of an internet shutdown, the latest instance in a rising trend of leaderships using their citizen’s access to cyberspace as a tool of oppression and control. Last week the digital freedom NGO’s Access Now […]


Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]


The Central African Republic Sinking Back Into Chaos

On October 24, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres chose to spend the organization’s National Day in the Central African Republic (CAR). He declared that it was a “duty of solidarity” when explaining his visit, before adding that he also hoped to shake the internal community who, he believes, neglects the nation and […]


UN Pushes For More Peacekeepers In CAR Amidst Intensifying Violence

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called for an extra 900 peacekeepers to be deployed in the Central African Republic. The request comes after an uptick in ethnic and religious-based violence against civilians in the country. In a report to the United Nations Security Council, Guterres recommended an […]


Pleas For Humanitarian Aid As Atrocities Carried Out In The Central African Republic

On Friday, October 6th, Najat Rochdi, the coordinator for humanitarian affairs in the Central African Republic (CAR), pled for further investment into the nation to alleviate its critical state. At the meeting, held in Cameroon by the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Rochdi asked for funding to […]