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Pope Francis denounce anti-Christian attacks in Central Africa, Nigeria

Pope Francis reacted to the latest wave of killings in Central African Republic and Nigeria   Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced “shameful” attacks on Christians in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for an end to “all hate and violence”.     “I have been profoundly saddened by the massacre last Sunday in Nigeria, inside a church, where innocent people were ...

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Ozubulu killings: Pope Francis denounce anti-Christian attacks in Nigeria

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced “shameful” attacks on Christians in Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for an end to “all hate and violence”.   “I have been profoundly saddened by the massacre last Sunday in Nigeria, inside a church, where innocent people were killed,” the pontiff said at the end of his weekly public audience at the ...

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Four civilians killed by UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic (LOOK)

UN peacekeepers killed four civilians in western Central African Republic, CAR, on Friday. The Bangladeshi soldiers of the UN peacekeeping Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) fired into a crowd of residents in the town of Bouar. The residents were seeking refuge at the MINUSCA base in Bouar following rumours of an impending attack by an armed group, Benjamin Kaggama, a lawmaker ...

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Central African Republic: 25 killed in clashes between armed groups

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) says 25 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups amid “rising tension” in parts of the long-turbulent country.   A statement late Friday said 15 fighters were killed Thursday in the communities of Mbriki and Belima on the outskirts of the central town of Bambari. And on Friday, ...

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Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

Activist group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) between December 2013 and June 2015. In a statement, HRW said soldiers from the Republic of Congo, who had been sent to CAR as peacekeepers, had wreaked havoc in the area, ...

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The incident is one of a catalogue of accusations against international troops in the Central African Republic A Burundian soldier of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in Bangui on December 14, 2015 AFP/Getty Images Almost 100 girls in the Central African Republic have said they were sexually abused ...

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Congo to probe sex abuse by peacekeeers in Central African Republic

The Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR). “Under a memorandum of understanding between the Congolese government and the office of the UN secretary general it has been decided that an administrative inquiry will be carried out,” Communications Minister Thierry Moungalla ...

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UN Peacekeepers Sent Home For Sex Abuse in Central African Republic

According to the United Nations (UN), more than 100 peacekeepers currently operating in the Central African Republic (CAR) are being sent home after an investigation revealed their role in a sexual abuse scandal. In addition to the 20 previous allegations of abuse, the UN is investigating 8 fresh charges. The soldiers set to be repatriated are from Congo-Brazzaville. During the ...

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UN Hit by New Sex Abuse Scandals in Central African Republic

The United Nations has launched a fact-finding mission into new allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused four underage girls in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The UN mission in CAR, known as MINUSCA, revealed in a statement on Tuesday that it was “investigating fresh allegations concerning both sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by UN ...

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Violence Shakes CAR Vote on New Constitution

At least six people were wounded Sunday in fighting and gunfire in Bangui as voters in the Central African Republic cast ballots in a referendum on a new constitution intended to stop more than three years of violence. A journalist with the French News Agency reports seeing two dead bodies and a dozen others in a mosque. But there has ...

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