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Makeshift camps have been set up near the aiport in Bangui. (Reuters) Gun battles between rival militias in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Wednesday killed one person and sent hundreds fleeing to a makeshift camp near the airport.
At least two children have been beheaded since fighting began in the capital Bangui Dec. U.N. organization said in a statement released Monday. "We are witnessing unprecedented levels of violence against children...Diabete called on armed groups to
More than 100,000 people displaced by inter-religious violence in Central African Republic are sheltering at a makeshift camp at Bangui airport, a medical charity said on Sunday, calling for urgent aid. Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said it was
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African Union (AU) troops have opened fire on protesters in the Central African Republic (CAR), killing one person, witnesses said. About 40 people were also wounded, mostly in a stampede, caused by the shooting near the airport in the capital,
Several tens of thousands of displaced people continue to take refuge at sites set up for them in Bangui, where sanitary conditions are poor. Central African Red Cross Society are maintaining their aid effort in the capital and throughout the country.
A WHO expert panel set up to find new ways to fund health research for neglected diseases has defeated the purpose of the initiative by selecting less-ambitious rather than mould-breaking ideas, civil society groups have said. At a meeting in Geneva,
Dr. Amir Shroufi, deputy medical coordinator for MSF in South Africa...And we know that worldwide, it's thought to be the biggest burden of disease among women in the ages of 25 to 44." He takes those numbers from a World Health Organization report.
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The African Union has authorised increasing the number of troops deployed in the Central African Republic to 6,000, say officials. The country has been in chaos since rebel leader Michel Djotodia ousted President Francois Bozize in March. The AU