Central African Republic takes center stage at UN Security Council

Central African Republic

 By: Dennis Kabatto The dire situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) – where Almost 20,000 people have reportedly crossed into Cameroon since the beginning of February to avoid the violence – was the provision agenda of the seven thousand and fourteenth meeting of the UN Security Council. Though the exact number of casualty More...

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Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui.
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Food aid pillaged in Central African Republic: UN

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M23 rebel fighters in the north of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, July 28, 2012.
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