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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: 4 civilians killed in violent anti-UN protests

Four civilians were killed on Monday when protests against United Nations peacekeepers turned violent in the Central African Republic, with gunfire and looting reported across the capital Bangui, the UN said.   Five UN peacekeepers were among 14 people injured during the demonstrations called by a coalition of civil society groups to demand the withdrawal of the more than 10 ...

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France to end military operations in CAR in October

President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday that France would end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October. “Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will go to the Central African Republic next October to officially declare the end of Operation Sangaris,” Hollande said at a reception at the defence ministry. Operation Sangaris was launched in December 2013 in a ...

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16 dead, 20 injured from armed clashes in northern CAR

Sixteen people have reportedly been killed with twenty others injured in clashes between gunmen in the north of the Central African Republic, according to police sources. The deadly clashes according to an anonymous police officer were between pastoralist Fulani groups of armed men from the former Seleka rebel group. The clashes are believed to have started last Sunday and extended ...

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At least 10 killed in CAR by suspected Fulani and ex-Seleka rebels

At least ten people were killed and several others injured in an attack by suspected Fulani and ex-Seleka rebels in western Central African Republic, it was announced on Thursday. A police officer told AFP that the attackers were armed and currently occupy Ngaoundaye region in the northwest where they attacked. The prefecture of Ouham-Pende confirmed the attack which was sparked ...

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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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Six minors, five women impregnated by UN peacekeepers in Congo

Six minors were among 11 victims of alleged sexual abuse by Tanzanian UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that resulted in pregnancies, a UN spokesman has said. The allegations from the DRC came to light during the weekend as the UN had been embroiled in numerous reports of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers over ...

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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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