In northwestern CAR, a rebel group called 3R has launched a series of attacks, displacing thousands of people over the past year. The transitional authorities and their international partners must address crucial issues by implementing a comprehensive … Conflict between farmers and nomadic pastoralists further destabilized the country in 2019. In the Central African Republic, the smooth conduct of the December 2020 elections will be essential for the country's stability. Learn more about ReliefWeb, leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996. Tensions are building ahead of presidential and legislative elections this month in Central African Republic, amid friction between rival candidates and increasing violence by armed groups that still control much of the country despite a peace agreement signed almost two years ago.. In the wake of the peace agreement signed last year, marking the end of years-long strife, the Central African Republic is on its way to holding presidential elections. Rival international powers are hoping for different outcomes in the election, according to a recent report by The Sentry. .bullet-box{ It has been troubled by unrest for years, but since May 2017, fresh and fierce clashes between armed groups have wrought increasing suffering, deaths and destruction of property. The conflict in the Central African Republic which involves the government, the rebels from the Séléka coalition and the Anti-balaka militias. Attention now turns to the constitutional court’s verdict on Bozizé, who also faces an international arrest warrant issued by the CAR authorities for crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide. Unlike past AU Assembly chairs, who were largely figureheads, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame energetically pursued his reform agenda and exerted considerable influence over the organisation’s direction in 2018. Access your account or create a new one for additional features or to post job or training opportunities. But serious abuses against civilians by the rebel groups – which also regularly fight each other – have continued across the country, and one in four people remain either internally displaced or living as refugees in neighbouring states. } A criminal court set up in Bangui to investigate grave human rights violations, handed down its first ever conviction for crimes against humanity following the trial of several anti-Balaka militiamen in February. ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. Many expect protests should it rule against 74-year-old Bozizé, who remains popular among some Central Africans and is considered a threat to Touadéra’s chance of a second term. 315 000 USD (2019 : 18.569 USD; 2020 : 296.431 USD) display:inline-block; Understand what is fueling intensified violence in the Central African Republic and track the latest news using the Center for Preventive Action’s Global Conflict Tracker. Central African Republic Humanitarian Fund Handicap International / Humanity & Inclusion Réduire les complications physiques et psychologiques des femmes, hommes, filles et garçons victimes du conflit et améliorer l’inclusion des personnes vivant avec un handicap en RCA. On 27 November, the constitutional court invalidated 78 candidates who had applied to stand in legislative elections. }} As part of the Khartoum deal, rebels and government troops were supposed to join forces in mixed military units tasked with providing security in different parts of the country. Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses, République centrafricaine Plan de Réponse Humanitaire 2021, Le Fonds Humanitaire pour la Centrafrique alloue 9 millions de dollars américains pour assister des centaines de milliers de personnes qui ne survivraient pas autrement, The Humanitarian Fund for the Central African Republic releases US $ 9 million to assist hundreds of thousands of people who would not otherwise survive, Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #38 (Reporting Period: 01/08/2020 to 31/10/2020). July 25 – Former Central African Republic president François Bozizé announces his candidacy in the 2020 Central African general election. Groups that made up the anti-Balaka and the Séléka – whose former leader, Michel Djotodia, also returned to CAR last year after a lengthy exile – have since splintered into multiple, smaller factions – 14 of which signed a peace deal with the government in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, in February 2019. RW COVID-19 page: Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses. ‘We made things up as we went along,’ recalled another. “When humanitarians are forced to withdraw due to serious incidents, it has an important impact on people's well-being.”. Tensions are building ahead of presidential and legislative elections this month in Central African Republic, amid friction between rival candidates and increasing violence by armed groups that still control much of the country despite a peace agreement signed almost two years ago. width:100%; Supporters of the incumbent president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, claim Bozizé, who is under UN sanctions, cannot stand because he didn’t spend 12 consecutive months in the country prior to submitting his application to run, as is required by law. Can the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved? Touadéra initially wanted to delay the polls on account of the coronavirus pandemic, but his plan triggered opposition resistance and was eventually scuppered in June by CAR’s constitutional court. The UN’s peacekeeping mission, MINUSCA, launched its latest military operations against the group in June. The main impact of the pandemic has been economic: Supply chains from neighbouring Cameroon were choked by transport backlogs earlier this year, causing food prices to rise. Tensions are already high. But progress has been slow: 3R rebels initially participated in the units only to withdraw and attack a training camp in June, while members of one mixed unit in the western town of Bouar recently went on strike to protest salary payment delays. 1928–1931 Kongo-Wara rebellion; 1987–present Lord's Resistance Army insurgency; 2004–2007 Central African Republic Bush War; 2012–present Central African Republic Civil War. 3R’s spokesperson, General Sywo, denied it laid the mine in an interview with TNH, and said the UN’s operations have not impacted the group. Violent competition among insurgent groups for control of territory and natural resources keeps about 600,000 Central Africans internally displaced. [CDATA[/* >