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Closure of conflict camps tests CAR reconciliation IRIN

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Submitted by Nkubito on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:35

Closure of conflict camps tests CAR reconciliation

Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. “If it bites, it will kill you,” he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between his fingers.

In Fondo, a Bangui neighbourhood, the snakes are everywhere these days: hanging in the trees, crawling in the grass, and hiding in large piles of dust and rubble where people’s homes once stood.

Can $2.2 billion buy peace and prosperity in Central African Republic? Irinews

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Submitted by Nkubito on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:28

Can $2.2 billion buy peace and prosperity in Central African Republic?

 

 

Back to scarcity A family from Boeing pack up their belongings 

Before IDPs left M’Poko, NGOs said they wanted to see significant investment in the neighbourhoods of return. The population of PK5, for example, had already grown significantly during the crisis with the arrival of displaced Muslims from elsewhere.

CAR- Closure of conflict camps tests CAR reconciliation IRINews

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Submitted by Nkubito on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:06

Closure of conflict camps tests CAR reconciliation

Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. “If it bites, it will kill you,” he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between his fingers.

In Fondo, a Bangui neighbourhood, the snakes are everywhere these days: hanging in the trees, crawling in the grass, and hiding in large piles of dust and rubble where people’s homes once stood.

Bujumbura ready for talks? ( Source All Africa)

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Submitted by Nkubito on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:01

By Moses Havyarimana

Burundi has said it is ready for East African Community-mediated dialogue in efforts to end the current political crisis that has rocked the country for a year now.

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni remains the EAC-appointed mediator for the inter-Burundi dialogue, but early this year, the EAC Heads of State Summit appointed a team under the leadership of former president of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa to facilitate the mediation.

Burundi rebel group hands back officer seized last month-Reuters

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Submitted by Nkubito on Sun, 04/24/2016 - 21:46

A Burundian army officer who had been captured by a rebel group last month was handed back to his unit on Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

At least three armed rebel groups have emerged since a political crisis erupted in Burundi a year ago, when President Pierre Nkurunziza launched his bid for a third term in office and then won a disputed election in July.

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