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Situation in Central African Republic Fragile Even as Rebels, Government Sign Peace Deal

After a month-long standoff, the Central African Republic government and a rebel alliance agreed upon a peace deal to end an uprising that threatened to spark a humanitarian crisis and un-seat President François Bozizé. “Failure to go further to discuss the reasons for the lack of implementation of previous agreements and to correct these may lead to another meltdown, a few years down the line again, as a result of lost expectations and frustrations,” warned U.N. special envoy to Central African Republic Margaret Vogt after the signing.

By Kayla Firriolo

January 17, 2013

In Photos, LRA’s Lair in Central African Republic

Take a visual trip to the remote eastern corner of the Central African Republic, where the Lord’s Resistance Army has long terrorized the civilian population, in this photo slideshow from Enough Field Researcher Ledio Cakaj.

By Enough Team

July 2, 2010

New Report Documents Under-Reported LRA Campaign of Terror in the Central African Republic

For more than two years, the Lord’s Resistance Army has been waging a ruthless campaign of terror – largely ignored by the outside world – against civilians in the Central African Republic, or CAR. In a new report, “On the Heels of Kony: The Untold Tragedy Unfolding in the Central African Republic,” Enough Project Field Researcher Ledio Cakaj describes the LRA’s deadly but under-reported track record in a largely forgotten corner of Africa.

By Enough Team

June 24, 2010

U.N. Peacekeepers to Leave Chad, Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to gradually pull out the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Chad and Central African Republic, or MINURCAT, despite concerns raised by human rights and humanitarian aid agencies.

By Amanda Hsiao

May 26, 2010

LRA Attacks Hamper Aid Delivery in Central African Republic

Attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army along main roads in southeastern CAR aren't just devastating to the victims of the direct attacks. The general insecurity is affecting whole communities that are now at-risk of being completely cut off from aid delivery.

By Ledio Cakaj

May 10, 2010

LRA on the Prowl in Central African Republic

The Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group infamous for terrorizing northern Uganda, eastern Congo, and southern Sudan, is on the move. An article from the BBC recently highlighted the plight of villagers in southern Central African Republic who have left their homes to escape attacks by the LRA.

By Amanda Hsiao

October 9, 2009