Could it be that Pope Francis will cancel his trip to CAR?

It looks likely that Pope Francis will have to cancel his scheduled visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) later this month due to violence fuelled by sectarianism in the country. Violence in the capital, Bangui, between Muslims and Christians has steadily worsened creating major security concerns. The United Nations…

Violence in CAR ahead of Pope visit

Violence in the Central African Republic has dramatically increased causing Pope Francis and his team to question whether or not his scheduled visit to the country at the end of the month will go ahead. AFP reported that “more than 100 homes were torched and several people slaughtered as sectarian violence…

UN commends Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR

Stephen Feller, the Police Adviser at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Missions celebrated the Rwandan peacekeepers who work in the Central African Republic (CAR) for their commitment to bring peace and stability to the country as well as their professionalism, reported The New Times. Feller congratulated the Rwandan peacekeepers during…

UN peacekeepers facing new rape allegations

United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are facing new rape allegations when only a week ago the head of the mission was asked to step down. UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci told reporters on Wednesday that the charges against the members of the UN mission, MINUSCA, are “disturbing.” “These…

Head of UN peacekeeping mission in CAR forced to step down

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic was forced to resign due to allegations, brought by Amnesty International, of rape and murder committed by peacekeepers. At the request of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the general from Senegal, Babacar Gaye, submitted his resignation on Wednesday….