Donors pledge $2.2bn to help Central African Republic recover

Donors pledge $2.2bn to help Central African Republic recover
Oxfam says half the 4.8 million population of the Central African Republic needs humanitarian assistance. Open Doors International The President of the Evangelical Alliance in the Central African Republic has praised the international community’s pledge of US$2.2 billion to help reconstruct a county ravaged by three years of civil war. Around . . . Read More

CAR’s new President brings hope, but hunger threatens ‘new start’

CAR’s new President brings hope, but hunger threatens ‘new start’
The Central African Republic is suffering from a continuing humanitarian emergency, and a now-serious threat of famine.Courtesy Open Doors International Today’s inauguration (30 March) of a new President in the Central African Republic (CAR) brings hope for a new beginning, and a brighter future for the war-torn country. After three . . . Read More

CAR: Pope Francis calls for unity between Catholics and Protestants

CAR: Pope Francis calls for unity between Catholics and Protestants
Pope Francis has completed his two-day visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour, which also took him to Kenya and Uganda. Among the three countries visited by the Pope, his stop in CAR was by far the most challenging and attracted lots of . . . Read More

Pope in Africa says conflict ‘feeds on fear, mistrust and despair’

Pope in Africa says conflict ‘feeds on fear, mistrust and despair’
For his first trip to Africa, Pope Francis is visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR), from 25-30 November. The three countries all have predominantly Christian populations – Kenya about 80%, Uganda 85% and CAR 76% – with about 10% or so Muslim in each of them. But . . . Read More

Top pastor escapes death amidst renewed violence in CAR

Top pastor escapes death amidst renewed violence in CAR
The President of CAR’s Evangelical Alliance, Rev. Nicolas Guerekoyame-Gbangou, was targeted in an attack apparently triggered by the death of a young Muslim motorbike taxi driver.World Watch Monitor   One of the top three religious leaders in the Central African Republic, who has won global recognition for his efforts to . . . Read More

Religious freedom a ‘reality’ in recovering CAR

Religious freedom a ‘reality’ in recovering CAR
Left to right: Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, Msgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga and Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyamé-Gbangou received the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize at the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 Aug.World Watch Monitor   The Central African Republic (CAR) is gradually recovering from the two-and-a-half-year crisis which ravaged the . . . Read More

Peace prize awarded to Central African Republic top clerics

Peace prize awarded to Central African Republic top clerics
L to R: Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyamé Gbangou; Imam Omar Kobine Layama; Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga; at the Nov. 13 Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C..Courtesy of SFCG   The three top religious leaders of the Central African Republic have been awarded a prize for their efforts for peace in the war-torn Central . . . Read More

CAR President names country’s first ever Muslim Prime Minister

CAR President names country’s first ever Muslim Prime Minister
Portrait of a Fulani woman and her children in Central African Republic. May 19, 2014World Watch Monitor   The President of the Central African Republic has replaced the Christian Prime Minister with a Muslim as part of a peace deal to end deadly violence that has ravaged the country for . . . Read More