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UN to tackle claim it mishandles CAR rape cases

The UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said on Friday that it would probe allegations that investigations into sexual abuse by UN soldiers had been disastrously mishandled.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of U.S. special forces as violence surges again, according to a confidential cable obtained by The Associated Press.

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – study

Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published Wednesday.

UN releases $45m for emergencies in CAR, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released 45 million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Sudan and Afghanistan.

Buhari hails successes in agriculture sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hailed the successes recorded by the country in agriculture in the past two years.

President Buhari signs anti-corruption agreements

President Muhammed Buhari on Thursday signed some agreements bordering on Anti-Corruption, Tax Admin, and Intellectual Property Protection.

UN aid chief warns of signs of genocide in CAR

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council Tuesday there are early signs of genocide in the violence-plagued Central African Republic, according to diplomats.

Afrobasket: D’Tigress victory excites Ahmedu, backs team for success

A board member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) on Saturday said that he was elated with the D’Trigress’ victory against Mozambique at the ongoing Afrobasket tournament in Mali.

One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda – UN

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

UN urges media to pay more attention to CAR violence

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned of the consequences of the media looking away from what it termed the ‘dramatic’ rise in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Six Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

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

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".

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AGF warns against breach of peace, says no one is above the law

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