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Remittance rip-offs
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99977/Remittance-rip-offs
Priced out of food in the CAR
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), The mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid insecurity is having an adverse impact on access to basic foodstuffs, say retailers and local people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99920/Priced-out-of-food-in-the-CAR
Getting CAR back to school
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Coloured paper chains from last Christmas still hang from the ceiling of a dusty classroom in the Groupement scolaire pour une éducation fondamentale et internationale (GSEFI), a multi-faith school in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99911/Getting-CAR-back-to-school
“Get a grip,” UN chief tells CAR leaders
27 March 2014 (IRIN ), Amid an upsurge in attacks on African Union (AU) peacekeepers, the UN special representative in the Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the population and leaders to “get a grip” and not allow blind hatred to destroy the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99850/Get-a-grip-UN-chief-tells-CAR-leaders
Tug of war over Muslim community in western CAR
24 March 2014 (IRIN ), Anti-balaka militia fighters at the diamond mining town of Boda in the Central African Republic (CAR) have rejected a government-sponsored attempt to allow a Muslim community of about 12,000 people to stay there.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99831/Tug-of-war-over-Muslim-community-in-western-CAR
Sending the CAR militias home*
19 March 2014 (IRIN ), The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it wants to identify, disarm and demobilize the anti-balaka militias, many of whom are members of the army. A proposal to place some of them in camps before sending them home has met with scepticism from African Union and French military leaders.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99803/Sending-the-CAR-militias-home
Plan to resettle 1,000 Muslims inside CAR
18 March 2014 (IRIN ), In a bid to save lives, aid organizations in the Central African Republic (CAR) are planning what is set to be their first attempt to resettle a Muslim community within the country rather than outside it
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99798/Plan-to-resettle-1-000-Muslims-inside-CAR
New IRIN film: Bangui’s ghettos
13 March 2014 (IRIN ), The capital of the Central African Republic is usually home to more than 130,000 Muslims, integrated with the rest of the population. Now, fewer than 1,000 remain in the city, the rest having fled amid a veritable pogrom carried out in reprisal for atrocities committed by an alliance of mainly Muslim rebels who had seized power in March 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99776/New-IRIN-film-Bangui-s-ghettos
CAR refugees overwhelm Cameroon
12 March 2014 (IRIN ), Up to 130,000 refugees have fled from the Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon, many of them wounded from attacks, dehydrated or traumatized, say aid workers, who are struggling to cope with the speed of the influx.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99770/CAR-refugees-overwhelm-Cameroon
CAR farmers struggle to recover from devastation
12 March 2014 (IRIN ), With the year’s main planting season just weeks away, many in the Central African Republic have been left desperately ill-equipped by months of conflict. In the charred village of Bessan, to the west of the country, the concerns are typical: a dire lack of seeds, tools and manpower.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99772/CAR-farmers-struggle-to-recover-from-devastation
Analysis: Evacuation dilemma in the Central African Republic
28 February 2014 (IRIN ), Zannah Bassar, a Muslim woman living in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, has a simple message for the international community - she wants to be evacuated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99718/Analysis-Evacuation-dilemma-in-the-Central-African-Republic
Long road to an African rapid reaction force
21 February 2014 (IRIN ), The African Union (AU) is rethinking how it can most effectively deploy military forces to tackle the continent’s crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99683/Long-road-to-an-African-rapid-reaction-force
Briefing: Who are the anti-balaka of CAR?
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), On 10 February, Gen Francisco Soriano, commander of Sangaris, the French peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), condemned the anti-balaka militia as the main enemy of peace in the country, and vowed that the mission would concentrate its efforts against them. His statement came just before Amnesty International charged international peacekeepers with having failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians in western CAR.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99634/Briefing-Who-are-the-anti-balaka-of-CAR
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
10 February 2014 (IRIN ), Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99620/Breaking-the-cycle-of-youth-unemployment-poverty
Aid and evacuations under threat in CAR
5 February 2014 (IRIN ), Dewa Iliassa, a young Muslim, lives on a street in Bozoum, a town in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR), with only a small pile of his belongings. He says he is too scared to move more than about 200m in any direction.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99592/Aid-and-evacuations-under-threat-in-CAR
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
Central African Republic clerics lobby for peace
31 January 2014 (IRIN ), The archbishop and the imam make an impressive double act, picking up each other's cues, and batting topics back and forth between them. The Central African Republic's (CAR) two most prominent religious leaders arrived in London this week to raise awareness of the catastrophic events in their country and to rally support for a more active international engagement in the crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99567/Central-African-Republic-clerics-lobby-for-peace
Troops deployed to protect aid convoys in CAR
24 January 2014 (IRIN ), As humanitarian needs mount amid unrelenting violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), getting relief supplies into and across the country is proving to be one of the main challenges for aid agencies there.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99527/Troops-deployed-to-protect-aid-convoys-in-CAR
Public killings highlight power shift in CAR
21 January 2014 (IRIN ), Two murders committed in full view of the media and witnessed by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) this weekend have raised worrying questions about security and the balance of forces in the capital, Bangui.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99511/Public-killings-highlight-power-shift-in-CAR
Major food crisis looms in CAR
16 January 2014 (IRIN ), Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has been immersed in violence since a coup in March 2013, urgently need more seeds and tools to avert a nationwide food crisis, aid agencies have warned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99485/Major-food-crisis-looms-in-CAR

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