Category Archives: Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Fear and Loathing in Bangui

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. In Bangui’s Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared. “There are rumors that the anti-balaka are going to attack again this afternoon,” a local … Continue reading

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CAR conflict: Tiny glimmer of hope as 44 children freed

By Christian Mukosa, Central Africa Researcher at Amnesty International The bleak reality on the ground in the ever-worsening internal armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has often crowded out hope. But this week I had one of those … Continue reading

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Lessons from beyond the mass grave

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. It was a haunting discovery: A terrified 11-year-old girl cowering in the corner of a ransacked house three days after her village had been attacked in a horrific act of ethnic cleansing. … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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