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UN peacekeepers accused of swapping goods for sex

UN peacekeepers commonly pay for sex with cash, dresses, jewellery, perfume, mobile phones and other items despite a ban on such relationships, a draft UN report has concluded.<p>The draft study by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), obtained by Reuters news agency and since seen by …

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Central African Republic bloodshed could turn into genocide

A senior UN official warned of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a more robust international response to communal bloodshed in …

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In Central African Republic, a lesson in hate

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC—This is how Amadou Mousaf learned to hate.<p>It was 4:30 on a May afternoon, near the town of Gaga, about 200 …

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | The World Crisis That Isn’t In The Headlines… And Why It Should Be

<i>A French peacekeeper standing guard in the village of Boda, a Muslim community surrounded by Christian militia forces (Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty</i> …

Canada to give $5M to support mission in Central African Republic

Humanitarian, security situation in the CAR 'dire,' Foreign Minister John Baird says<p>Canada will contribute $5 million to the international mission …

Central African Republic exodus is 'ethnic cleansing,' Amnesty says

Amnesty International calls the exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims a 'historic' tragedy<p>The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central …

Central African Republic violence kills 9 in capital

Rwandan peacekeepers open fire on mob blamed for man's death<p>Raging violence in Central African Republic's capital, including mob attacks and an …

Hundreds of inmates escape prison as violence escalates in Central African Republic

Prison break, decapitation of teenage boy are the latest developments as violence escalates in the capital<p>The worst violence to hit Central African …

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<b>Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 per cent of the world’s refugee population.</b><p>Over 18 million people in this region are of concern to UNHCR. That …

CAR: One of the world's most ignored emergencies

Fighting in Central African Republic has led hundreds of thousands to flee homes in crisis the UN says is being ignored.

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UN fears humanitarian disaster in CAR

The Central African Republic is staring at one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time if immediate action is not taken to increase aid to the country, according to the UN.<p>Aurelien Agbenonci, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in CAR, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that if the shortfall for aid …

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Rwandan UN peacekeeper kills four colleagues in CAR

A Rwandan UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic has shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others at their base before being gunned down himself, military sources have said.<p>The UN said it was opening an investigation into the killings which it called the worst such incident to …

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Preventing long-term mental health issues in Nepal | Asia

More than 8,700 people have died since the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal. As the country begins to rebuild, mental health professionals are reaching out to those in need.<p>"I saw a lot of grief in people," says counsellor Dristy Gurung.<p>"If it doesn't get treated or if you don't intervene in such …

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Eritrea blames migrant exodus on human trafficking

Eritrea has urged the UN Security Council to help bring human traffickers to justice, saying smuggling groups, not human rights abuses, were causing an exodus of migrants to Europe.<p>About 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, according to the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.<p>Thousands of migrants have …

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Africa to Obama: Mind your own business | Africa

United States President Barack Obama is the most admired foreign leader in Africa because he has ancestral roots in our continent.<p>This is partly the reason his ill-informed and stereotypical admonitions of our leaders attracted cheers from a large section of our elite class.<p>But it is also because …

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