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  • UNHCR urges CAR’s warring sides to use Pope’s visit to work for peace

    news UNHCR, 27 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days UNHCR urges CAR’...
  • Le pape François entame une visite à haut risque en Centrafrique

    news France 24, 29 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    Le pape François se rend dimanche en Centrafrique, dernière étape de sa visite en Afrique, sans doute la plus dangereuse. Des mesures de sécurité ont été mises en œuvre par les militaires français et les soldats de l'ONU pour assurer sa protection. Le pape François entame dimanche 29 novembre la ...
  • Référendum sur la Constitution en RCA: un dimanche sanglant

    news RFI, 13 Dec 2015 (5 years ago )
    Le référendum sur la Constitution de ce dimanche 13 décembre en Centrafrique a été marqué par des violences à Bangui, où des combats ont éclaté dans le quartier majoritairement musulman du PK5. Des tensions en provinces également, où un groupe armé a perturbé les votes. Les soucis sécuritaires et...
  • Référendum en RCA: un vote bien suivi en province malgré les difficultés

    news RFI, 14 Dec 2015 (5 years ago )
    En Centrafrique, le référendum de ce dimanche a été entaché de violence à Bangui dans le quartier de PK5. Mais en dehors de la capitale, d'après le chef-adjoint de la mission de l’ONU, le scrutin s'est déroulé normalement dans 80% des bureaux de vote du pays. En province notamment, les Centrafricain...
  • Yemen's Hadi: UN talks will not discuss reconciliation

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 08 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    Yemen's exiled president has said his government will not negotiate with Iran-backed Houthi rebels at UN-sponsored peace talks due to open in Switzerland this weekend. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that the sole item for discussion would be the implementation of a resolution ado...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab attacks military base in Mogadishu

    news Al Jazeera And Reuters, 21 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    Somali armed group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military compound in Mogadishu where Somali intelligence officials train, claiming it killed "many intelligence forces". "We captured the building and we are fighting inside it," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabab's mili...
  • Yemen conflict: 'Islamic State car-bomb' strikes Sanaa funeral

    news BBC, 30 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    The Islamic State (IS) militant group say its Yemeni affiliate carried out a car-bomb attack at a funeral attended by Shia Houthi rebels in the capital. Dozens of people were injured, reports say. An unconfirmed report says many people were killed. The blast happened near a military hospital i...
  • Clashes erupt between Yemen's Houthis and rivals

    news Al Jazeera And Agencies, 28 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    At least 21 people have died in Yemen after clashes between Houthi fighters and forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the cities of Aden and Taiz, reports say. Witnesses said 14 were killed when Houthi forces launched an assault on a major oil refinery in Aden on Saturday, fi...
  • Houthi attack sets refinery ablaze in Yemeni city Aden

    news Reuters, 13 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    Houthi forces fired mortar rounds at an oil refinery in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, starting a huge fire, witnesses and local officials said. The mortar barrage hit three full storage tanks, in an incident sure to add to the fuel crisis in the southern port. After months of confli...
  • Somalia's post-conflict banana harvest revival

    news Al Jazeera, 15 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    Afgoye, Somalia - Early morning showers fade into the distance as thick rain clouds give way to the piercing rays of a tropical sun, revealing wet, dark brown fertile soil. About 30 people emerge from the shades of full grown mango trees, woven baskets made of dried banana leaves in one hand and a s...