Central African Republic Begins Enrolment for Presidential Vote
Central African Republic began enrolling voters for general elections in October even after rebel groups threatened to block the process.
Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza urged citizens to register as she spoke during the launching ceremony in the capital, Bangui, on Monday. The vote will “give our country new democratic institutions,” she said.
Central African Republic’s transition needs international community’s support – UN expert
The international community must redouble its efforts to help the Central African Republic to fully realize its transition to peace, national reconciliation, reconstruction and the end of impunity, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said today.
“The Central African Republic has demonstrated its commitment in favour of peace, national reconciliation and justice in adopting the Republican Pact at the end of Bangui Forum, which defines a consensual road map for the country,” Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum acknowledged, calling on all parties to pursue their efforts to implement the Pact and fulfil people’s expectations.
Central African Republic Resumes Diamond Exports
he Central African Republic will resume in the coming days, its exports of diamonds, after the lift on Friday in Luanda at the 2015 intercession meeting of embargo on the country in force, since May 2013.
The minister of Geology and Mining of CAR, Joseph Agbou, told the press, after the meeting that in this first phase, the country will work to ensure that exports will start now, making sure that they are coming from green areas.