• War in the Central African Republic (Full Length)

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN a...

    published: 25 Mar 2014
  • Voluntary Disarmament - Central African Republic (Media B-Roll)

    Report by David Manyua, United Nations Television. The Prime Minister of the Central African Republic Andre Nzapayeke, visited on Sunday June 8 several sites designated for voluntary national disarmament. Even though the initiative had a low turnout, some responded and handed in grenades, firearms, munitions, machetes and rockets launchers. Speaking in CAR capital Bangui on Sunday on the occasion of the voluntary disarmament campaign, PM Andre Nzapayeke called it a success that shows of goodwill from the people to disarm. SOUNDBITE (English) Central African Republic, Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke, saying: "There is a good will anyway and it is the positive point out of this. I think really its clear now that the central African people are longing for peace, they want again to start livin...

    published: 09 Jun 2014
  • United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR

    In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their ...

    published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One

    They went to the airport when the massacres began. Residents of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, knew that French soldiers were stationed at Bangui M'Poko International Airport. And so when the latest round of fighting in the city began last week, they fled to the airport, hoping the soldiers would offer them protection. We landed at M'Poko five days later. The sectarian fighting that has led CAR, one of the poorest countries in the world, to the brink of collapse began last March when Michel Djotodia and his loose rebel alliance (known as the Séléka) stormed Bangui and ousted President François Bozizé. Djotodia appointed himself president and tried to integrate the Séléka into the armed forces, but it didn't work. Even Djotodia admitted that he didn't have control ov...

    published: 13 Dec 2013
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Five

    On New Year's Eve, Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia addressed the nation. He praised his former Seleka supporters for carrying out the successful coup in March of last year that ousted President François Bozizé and his political party, KNK. "This sacrifice that we gave is for the people of Central Africa," Djotodia said. He also accused Bozizé and his followers of staging an armed rebellion this past December in an attempt to prevent Djotodia's transitional government from succeeding. "I have no doubt these groups are supported by the dethroned president and some of his compatriots. They are responsible." After taking shots at his rival, Djotodia spoke directly to the people of CAR, including the more than 1 million displaced by the fighting who have sought shelter near...

    published: 03 Jan 2014
  • 7 Facts about Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic is a diverse country, located in Central Africa. Despite its violent uprisings that define its history since independence from France, the country still retains a lot of potential for development, as it is rich in natural resources. The lands of the Central African Republic have been a cradle for human kind for thousands of years, so it’s definitely an interesting place. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71...

    published: 07 Jan 2017
  • Diamonds and Sacrifices (Excerpt from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')

    In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their pre...

    published: 30 Dec 2015
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Four

    On Christmas Eve, Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga gave a sermon in the Central African Republic's capital city of Bangui. He discussed the need for reconciliation and forgiveness, but the country's leaders are incapable of stopping—or unwilling to stop—the violence, even as the country spirals deeper into the abyss due to an endless series of revenge killings between Christians and Muslims. Two nights later, I took refuge in what had probably been a Bangui flophouse in better times. Gunfire cracked in the distance, bullets zipped by, and explosions shook the windows as I sat there in the darkness. At the time, no one seemed to know who was fighting, most people were in hiding, and everyone was scared. A French military helicopter circled overhead while I frantically gathered my belonging...

    published: 27 Dec 2013
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Six

    As the crisis in the Central African Republic escalates, VICE News returned to the capital city to cover the situation on the ground. The past few months have been extremely violent, and as time goes by, Bangui has become increasingly dangerous for the Muslim population. Robert King chronicles what Amnesty International has officially labeled "ethnic cleansing", and what locals are calling CAR's "war against Muslims". Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tu...

    published: 26 Feb 2014
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Two

    The Central African Republic, already one of the poorest nations in the world, is descending into chaos. In the capital city of Bangui alone, hundreds have died and nearly 200,000 people have been driven from their homes as a result of continual clashes between government forces, civilian militias, African peacekeepers, and the French military. The long-troubled nation's latest round of bloodshed began last March, when mostly Muslim Séléka rebels overthrew the president of the majority Christian nation. Many of the former rebels continued roaming the country, raping, murdering, and looting. Eventually, "anti-balaka" militias—balaka means machete or sword—were formed to fight back. Today, both Muslim and Christian civilians continue to endure an endless cycle of violent reprisals. This is...

    published: 17 Dec 2013
  • A Republic Of Wadiya Media Release

    Darsteller / cast: Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , John C. Reilly , Megan Fox , Ben Kingsley , B.J. Novak , Genre: comedy - The Dictator - Der Diktator Regie / directed by: Larry Charles ( Borat , Brüno , Religulous ) Kinostart Deutschland: 2012 Kinostart USA: 2012 offizielle Filmsite: http:// Verwendung mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Paramount used with authorization

    published: 24 Feb 2012
  • The Central African Republic Crisis: Hardship and Resilience

    What is next for the Central African Republic, in 2015? UNHCR and its partners are appealing for US$331 million to help almost half-a-million Central African Republic refugees who are struggling to survive in neighbouring countries. The Regional Refugee Response Plan, presented by UNHCR and 18 partners, is aimed at providing safety, food, clean water, shelter, health and other basic services to some 460,000 refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo. Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/54c251f39.html Please help: http://rfg.ee/HVJev Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or t...

    published: 23 Jan 2015
  • Central African Republic: Animation

    What do you know about the Central African Republic? Two years of conflict. Families caught in the middle, fleeing for their lives. Over 425,000 people displaced inside their own country. But the conflict here affects the entire region. Altogether, more than 850,000 people have been forced from their homes. 50 per cent are children. Some communities in Cameroon have more than doubled in size. They are sharing clean water, food and medical care. Without support, critical resources will run out. Please share. #CARcrisis Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.y...

    published: 05 Dec 2014
  • Conflict and conservation in the Central African Republic | DW English

    Civil war in the Central African Republic has taken its toll on the nation's wildlife. Elephants are particularly at risk from poachers and rebel groups — and the rangers trying to protect them are also in danger. Miniature sleuths to sniff out transnational wildlife crooks - http://p.dw.com/p/2uyEN See more videos in our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6yxVwBEbi2zjmeY6tbMsrXj-IE9HPo8

    published: 13 Apr 2018
  • War in the Central African Republic: Part 1/5 (Documentary)

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN a...

    published: 19 Mar 2014
  • Violence in CAR - The Central African Republic conflict 'is not a religious one' - Truthloader

    The conflict in the Central African Republic has become known as a forgotten crisis. There has been wave after wave of attacks with the largely Christian anti-balaka militia attacking the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels and vice-versa. There have been horrific scenes of violence, vicious killings, looting and retaliatory attacks happening with alarming regularity. The narrative in the mainstream coverage of the crisis has been that this is a religious conflict - but according to Caesar Nyeko Poblicks, Projects Manager for East and Central Africa at Conciliation Resources, this is a worrying oversimplification. He argues that while the violence in CAR has taken place along religious lines, the causes and motivations behind it are political and economic and not based on religion at all. He also ...

    published: 11 Feb 2014
  • War in the Central African Republic: Part 5/5 (Documentary)

    Start from the beginning and watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJEtTMUkzM&list=PLw613M86o5o49tFIS5fmyazINYSkbzV6_&src_vid=Em7w7WSwaMk&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_2360488599 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to...

    published: 23 Mar 2014
  • Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Seven

    Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 As the UN debates deploying thousands more peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, rights groups have warned that ethnic cleansing of Muslims is already well underway. Last week, after the French government voted to further keep troops in the country, CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza voiced her approval for the continuing French mission. Shortly after, French President Francois Hollande visited to show support. Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews...

    published: 08 Mar 2014
  • War in the Central African Republic: Part 4/5 (Documentary)

    Start from the beginning and watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJEtTMUkzM&list=PLw613M86o5o49tFIS5fmyazINYSkbzV6_&src_vid=Em7w7WSwaMk&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_2360488599 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to...

    published: 22 Mar 2014
  • War in the Central African Republic (Documentary Trailer)

    Like VICE News? Subscribe to our news channel: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the full length documentary on VICE News here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoQAxQgevEA&index=8&list=PLw613M86o5o6OQChy8vjwIyCpNsy4Y090 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French mil...

    published: 25 Mar 2014
  • Inside PK5 (Extra Scene from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')

    Watch the full length: http://bit.ly/1O38HyY In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were ab...

    published: 16 Dec 2015
  • The Central African Republic Torn Apart (Trailer)

    Watch now on VICE News: http://bit.ly/1yIurxp In 2013, a Muslim rebel group named the Seleka led a coup in the Central African Republic, overthrowing the Christian President Francois Bozize and bringing the country into an ethno-religious civil war. Later that year, VICE News traveled to the CAR to cover the conflict which has left over 5,000 dead and nearly a million displaced. Due to the combination of the upcoming February presidential election, the looming exit of French peacekeeping forces, and the total handover to the MINUSCA United Nations troops, the situation in the CAR is extremely fragile. With the conflict entering its third year, questions remain about how to quell the violence, which the UN describes as "The Silent Crisis." VICE News returned to the CAR in 2014 to further...

    published: 16 Jan 2015
  • Chad: Influx from Central African Republic

    The conflict in Central African Republic receives far less media attention than Darfur, but the effects are much the same. In all, more than 50,000 refugees are sheltering in southern Chad. This influx has overwhelmed villages on the border. To maintain harmony, the UN refugee agency has initiated projects which help locals and refugees alike.

    published: 10 Jun 2009
  • Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division

    The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts. Watch "The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/15xC4L2 Watch "War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read "UN Peacekeeper Released Hours After Being K...

    published: 28 Jan 2015
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War in the Central African Republic (Full Length)
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War in the Central African Republic (Full Length)

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN and international community looking confused and impotent. In March 2013, the Séléka, a mostly Muslim rebel alliance, rose up and overthrew the corrupt government of François Bozizé, while bringing terror and chaos across the country - pillaging, killing and raping with impunity. In response, mostly Christian self-defense forces, called the anti-balaka, formed to defend CAR against Séléka attacks. Clashes grew more frequent throughout 2013 as the Séléka grew more ruthless. In December 2013, French and African troops went in to disarm the Séléka and staunch the bloodshed. The anti-balaka, seizing on a weakened Séléka, then went on the offensive. CAR had no real history of religious violence, and the current conflict is not based on any religious ideology. The fighting, however, turned increasingly sectarian in the fall of 2013, with revenge killings becoming the norm. And as the Séléka's power waned, the anti-balaka fed their need for revenge by brutalizing Muslim civilians. "Too few peacekeepers were deployed too late; the challenge of disarming the Séléka, containing the anti-balaka, and protecting the Muslim minority was underestimated," Human Rights Watch said in a recent statement. The bloodshed has not stopped. The UN is still debating whether or not to send peacekeepers. Even if a peacekeeping operation is approved, it will take six months for troops to be assembled. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Voluntary Disarmament - Central African Republic (Media B-Roll)
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Voluntary Disarmament - Central African Republic (Media B-Roll)

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Report by David Manyua, United Nations Television. The Prime Minister of the Central African Republic Andre Nzapayeke, visited on Sunday June 8 several sites designated for voluntary national disarmament. Even though the initiative had a low turnout, some responded and handed in grenades, firearms, munitions, machetes and rockets launchers. Speaking in CAR capital Bangui on Sunday on the occasion of the voluntary disarmament campaign, PM Andre Nzapayeke called it a success that shows of goodwill from the people to disarm. SOUNDBITE (English) Central African Republic, Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke, saying: "There is a good will anyway and it is the positive point out of this. I think really its clear now that the central African people are longing for peace, they want again to start living normally in this country. The shooting , running , going to the IDP camp, I think people are just fed up of that and it is clear that people nowadays want peace , they want to go back to their families, doing their business, their children going to school and the time now is ripe for this action (disarmament). The objective of this initiative is to mobilize everybody and make sure every individual and every family is aware and conscious of its role as an actor and peace agents. I have been going around different part of Bangui and am encouraged, this is the first step and will encourage more operations and for me already it's a success". June 8, was declared a national day for all citizens to volunteer handing in their weapons, in a bid to halt a cycle of religious violence between Muslims and Christians. The government had designated eight districts in the capital and two neighborhoods, where people in possession of illegal weapons and other military hardware were to surrender the weapons voluntarily STORY: Disarmament Day/Prime Minister/Central African Republic TRT: 2:57 SOURCE: MINUSCA RESTRICTIONS: NONE LANGUAGE: FRENCH /NATS DATELINE: 08 JUNE 2014, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot, banner with disarmament slogan and people gathered outside 2. Med, Central African republic, Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke, visiting one of designated voluntary disarmament site 3. Close up of military gear and and rocket launchers 4. Close up of Prime Minister 5. Close up of grenades 6. SOUNDBITE (English),Central African Republic, Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke, saying: "There is a good will anyway and it is the positive point out of this. I think really its clear now that the central African people are longing for peace, they want again to start living normally in this country. The shooting , running , going to the IDP camp, I think people are just fed up of that and it is clear that people nowadays want peace , they want to go back to their families, doing their business, their children going to school and the time now is ripe for this action (disarmament). The objective of this initiative is to mobilize everybody and make sure every individual and every family is aware and conscious of its role as an actor and peace agents. I have been going around different part of Bangui and am encouraged, this is the first step and will encourage more operations and for me already it's a success". 7. Various prime minister speaking to resident outside designated voluntary disarmament site
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United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR
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United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR

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In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their presence, the transitional government has not been able to regain control of the country outside Bangui. With the anti-balaka controlling the southwest, and the Seleka controlling the northeast, the Central African Republic is de facto partitioned along ethno-religious lines. For those who find themselves on the wrong side of the divide, life has become hell. VICE News travels to Carnot, a mining town at the heart of the Central African Republic's diamond region controlled by the anti-balaka, where 500 Muslims are hiding in a church to stay alive. On the other side of the country in Bambari, ex-Seleka rebels are terrorizing the Christian population, with thousands forced to seek shelter in a cotton factory following renewed fighting. Watch "Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division" - http://bit.ly/1Yy8U5f Read "Celebrations and Tight Security as Pope Francis Lands in a Conflict Zone" - http://bit.ly/1lUz2ck Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One

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They went to the airport when the massacres began. Residents of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, knew that French soldiers were stationed at Bangui M'Poko International Airport. And so when the latest round of fighting in the city began last week, they fled to the airport, hoping the soldiers would offer them protection. We landed at M'Poko five days later. The sectarian fighting that has led CAR, one of the poorest countries in the world, to the brink of collapse began last March when Michel Djotodia and his loose rebel alliance (known as the Séléka) stormed Bangui and ousted President François Bozizé. Djotodia appointed himself president and tried to integrate the Séléka into the armed forces, but it didn't work. Even Djotodia admitted that he didn't have control over most of the rebels, many of whom are said to be mercenaries from neighboring Chad and Sudan. Bands of mostly Muslim Séléka rebels are now terrorizing the majority Christian country, raping and murdering civilians as they roam. Civilians have formed their own "anti-balaka" militias — balaka means machete or sword — to fight back. Meanwhile, many of those who aren't fighting have sought refuge in the only places they consider safe: houses of worship. And the Muslim civilian minority fears reprisals by the anti-balaka forces after nine months of Séléka rule. It's important to note that many people with firsthand knowledge of the war have told us that the religious aspect of the conflict — Muslim rebels vs. Christian civilians — is overblown. They say this is not an ideological war, but rather a war of identity that goes back generations. Regardless of the root causes, the United Nations and other prominent NGOs speculate that the situation could become far worse. Read the full article on VICE.com here: http://www.vice.com/read/crisis-in-the-central-african-republic Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Five
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Five

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On New Year's Eve, Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia addressed the nation. He praised his former Seleka supporters for carrying out the successful coup in March of last year that ousted President François Bozizé and his political party, KNK. "This sacrifice that we gave is for the people of Central Africa," Djotodia said. He also accused Bozizé and his followers of staging an armed rebellion this past December in an attempt to prevent Djotodia's transitional government from succeeding. "I have no doubt these groups are supported by the dethroned president and some of his compatriots. They are responsible." After taking shots at his rival, Djotodia spoke directly to the people of CAR, including the more than 1 million displaced by the fighting who have sought shelter near the airport in the capital city of Bangui — the French military presence there offers some protection from the violence — and in the country's schools, churches, and mosques. "I strongly encourage all those who fled their homes to return back home and find a normal life," Djotodia said. He then called on people to resume working in order to avoid an economic collapse. (Two days later, the parliament building remained unoccupied, and much of the country's public sector was still shut down.) The internally displaced persons camp near Bangui's airport now has more than 100,000 people living in it. About 1,000 of them protested on the airport's runway, shutting down CAR's sole lifeline to the outside world. The protesters demanded that Djotodia step down and that international aid organizations increase the amount of help they're providing the country. There were reports that the French military used tear gas to clear the runway. On January 2, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Bangui to address French troops and show support for two soldiers who were killed last month. "You have just lost two of your comrades," he said. "I am sure it was a huge moment of sorrow ... and at the beginning of this new year my first thoughts are for them. I pay homage to their courage and bravery, and show solidarity to their families and their comrades." Today, the only functioning institution in the country appears to be Bangui's Hotel Ledger Plaza, a five-star establishment where many ex-Seleka generals and other well-connected government officials have taken refuge from the violence. Video and article by Robert King Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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7 Facts about Central African Republic
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7 Facts about Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic is a diverse country, located in Central Africa. Despite its violent uprisings that define its history since independence from France, the country still retains a lot of potential for development, as it is rich in natural resources. The lands of the Central African Republic have been a cradle for human kind for thousands of years, so it’s definitely an interesting place. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Central African Republic. 1. The present-day capital of CAR, Bangui, rests beside the River Ubangi. Places of interest include the colourful Central Market, the Boganda Museum, the Arts and Crafts School, the cathedral and the Saint Paul Mission. 2. At Bouar, in the east of the country, see burial mounds thought to be thousands of years old, studded with tanjunu (upright megaliths). About 2,500 years ago local farmers set up megaliths weighing several tons each near Bouar. The cooperation necessary to make and position these monuments suggests that they were built by large social units. 3. Boali is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M’Poko. Situated on the Mbali River, Boali is noted for its waterfalls and for the nearby hydroelectric dam. The Falls of Boali are 250 m wide and 50 m high. 4. The population of the Central African Republic has almost quadrupled since independence. In 1960, the population was 1,232,000; as of 2014, it is approximately 4,709,000. The nation is divided into over 80 ethnic groups, each with its own language. The 2 official languages are French and Sango, CAR being one of the few African countries to have an African language as their official language. 5. From the 16th to 19th century, the people of this region were ravaged by slave traders. The French occupied the region in 1894. After World War II a rebellion forced the French to grant self-government and in 1960 it became independent. 6. The three most important parks are Manovo-Gounda St Floris, known for its high concentration of hippos; Bamingui-Bangoran in the north; and Dzanga-Sangha in the southwest. The game population of these national parks is impressive. It is also possible to view gorillas in Bayanga. 7. Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world. As of 2014, the country had the second lowest level of human development, ranking 187th out of 188 countries. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/central-african-republic/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic Music: Teknoaxe – Super Galactic Space Journey https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2014/05/487596655.jpg?itok=CUDDtAo0 https://1saxj2i1vq934y49o1o3msw9lu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/20151130T0921-664-CNS-POPE-BANGUI-PEACE.jpg http://www.traveltourxp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Bouar.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/34541030.jpg http://www.wondermondo.com/Images/Africa/CentralAfRep/Ombella/BoaliFalls.jpg http://fil-espoir-oubangui.e-monsite.com/medias/album/imgp0102.jpg http://africa-facts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/african-kids.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/19/f2/d2/19f2d23b89373ab8f837c4a7d8efacda.jpg http://cdn26.us1.fansshare.com/photo/equatorial/map-of-french-equatorial-africa-126016039.jpg http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/RUMSEY~8~1/162/9021000.jpg http://www.mvmtravel.com/images/articleimages/3576/ba.jpg http://www.abenteurer.net/wp-content/uploads/Dzanga-Sangha-Nationalpark.jpg http://medafricatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ARTICLE-45.jpg https://chikaoduahblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/central-african-republic-2.jpg Intro video: https://pixabay.com/en/videos/elephant-pachyderm-tanzania-6447/ Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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Diamonds and Sacrifices (Excerpt from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')
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Diamonds and Sacrifices (Excerpt from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')

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In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their presence, the transitional government has not been able to regain control of the country outside Bangui. With the anti-balaka controlling the southwest, and the Seleka controlling the northeast, the Central African Republic is de facto partitioned along ethno-religious lines. For those who find themselves on the wrong side of the divide, life has become hell. In this excerpt, the coordinator of the anti-balaka movement in Carnot takes VICE News to a diamond mine he oversees, which was reclaimed from Muslim owners during the recent conflict. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Watch "United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR" - http://bit.ly/1O38HyY Read "Fighting Erupts in Central African Republic as Rebels Attempt to Disrupt Key Vote" - http://bit.ly/1J9xSPi Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Four
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Four

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On Christmas Eve, Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga gave a sermon in the Central African Republic's capital city of Bangui. He discussed the need for reconciliation and forgiveness, but the country's leaders are incapable of stopping—or unwilling to stop—the violence, even as the country spirals deeper into the abyss due to an endless series of revenge killings between Christians and Muslims. Two nights later, I took refuge in what had probably been a Bangui flophouse in better times. Gunfire cracked in the distance, bullets zipped by, and explosions shook the windows as I sat there in the darkness. At the time, no one seemed to know who was fighting, most people were in hiding, and everyone was scared. A French military helicopter circled overhead while I frantically gathered my belongings in case I needed to move in the middle of the night. I later learned armed militias had been attacking the presidential palace. As Nzapalainga told his flock, what had been sectarian strife is now a religious conflict. And Lucifer has taken up residency in the CAR. Video and article by Robert King Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Six
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Six

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As the crisis in the Central African Republic escalates, VICE News returned to the capital city to cover the situation on the ground. The past few months have been extremely violent, and as time goes by, Bangui has become increasingly dangerous for the Muslim population. Robert King chronicles what Amnesty International has officially labeled "ethnic cleansing", and what locals are calling CAR's "war against Muslims". Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Two
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Two

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The Central African Republic, already one of the poorest nations in the world, is descending into chaos. In the capital city of Bangui alone, hundreds have died and nearly 200,000 people have been driven from their homes as a result of continual clashes between government forces, civilian militias, African peacekeepers, and the French military. The long-troubled nation's latest round of bloodshed began last March, when mostly Muslim Séléka rebels overthrew the president of the majority Christian nation. Many of the former rebels continued roaming the country, raping, murdering, and looting. Eventually, "anti-balaka" militias—balaka means machete or sword—were formed to fight back. Today, both Muslim and Christian civilians continue to endure an endless cycle of violent reprisals. This is the second dispatch from VICE's Danny Gold and Robert King, who have been reporting from Bangui since landing there December 10th. Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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A Republic Of Wadiya Media Release
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A Republic Of Wadiya Media Release

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Darsteller / cast: Sacha Baron Cohen , Anna Faris , John C. Reilly , Megan Fox , Ben Kingsley , B.J. Novak , Genre: comedy - The Dictator - Der Diktator Regie / directed by: Larry Charles ( Borat , Brüno , Religulous ) Kinostart Deutschland: 2012 Kinostart USA: 2012 offizielle Filmsite: http:// Verwendung mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Paramount used with authorization
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The Central African Republic Crisis: Hardship and Resilience
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The Central African Republic Crisis: Hardship and Resilience

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What is next for the Central African Republic, in 2015? UNHCR and its partners are appealing for US$331 million to help almost half-a-million Central African Republic refugees who are struggling to survive in neighbouring countries. The Regional Refugee Response Plan, presented by UNHCR and 18 partners, is aimed at providing safety, food, clean water, shelter, health and other basic services to some 460,000 refugees in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo. Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/54c251f39.html Please help: http://rfg.ee/HVJev Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
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Central African Republic: Animation
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Central African Republic: Animation

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What do you know about the Central African Republic? Two years of conflict. Families caught in the middle, fleeing for their lives. Over 425,000 people displaced inside their own country. But the conflict here affects the entire region. Altogether, more than 850,000 people have been forced from their homes. 50 per cent are children. Some communities in Cameroon have more than doubled in size. They are sharing clean water, food and medical care. Without support, critical resources will run out. Please share. #CARcrisis Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
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Conflict and conservation in the Central African Republic | DW English
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Conflict and conservation in the Central African Republic | DW English

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Civil war in the Central African Republic has taken its toll on the nation's wildlife. Elephants are particularly at risk from poachers and rebel groups — and the rangers trying to protect them are also in danger. Miniature sleuths to sniff out transnational wildlife crooks - http://p.dw.com/p/2uyEN See more videos in our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6yxVwBEbi2zjmeY6tbMsrXj-IE9HPo8
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 1/5 (Documentary)
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 1/5 (Documentary)

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN and international community looking confused and impotent. In March 2013, the Séléka, a mostly Muslim rebel alliance, rose up and overthrew the corrupt government of François Bozizé, while bringing terror and chaos across the country - pillaging, killing and raping with impunity. In response, mostly Christian self-defense forces, called the anti-balaka, formed to defend CAR against Séléka attacks. Clashes grew more frequent throughout 2013 as the Séléka grew more ruthless. In December 2013, French and African troops went in to disarm the Séléka and staunch the bloodshed. The anti-balaka, seizing on a weakened Séléka, then went on the offensive. CAR had no real history of religious violence, and the current conflict is not based on any religious ideology. The fighting, however, turned increasingly sectarian in the fall of 2013, with revenge killings becoming the norm. And as the Séléka's power waned, the anti-balaka fed their need for revenge by brutalizing Muslim civilians. "Too few peacekeepers were deployed too late; the challenge of disarming the Séléka, containing the anti-balaka, and protecting the Muslim minority was underestimated," Human Rights Watch said in a recent statement. The bloodshed has not stopped. The UN is still debating whether or not to send peacekeepers. Even if a peacekeeping operation is approved, it will take six months for troops to be assembled. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Violence in CAR - The Central African Republic conflict 'is not a religious one' - Truthloader
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Violence in CAR - The Central African Republic conflict 'is not a religious one' - Truthloader

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The conflict in the Central African Republic has become known as a forgotten crisis. There has been wave after wave of attacks with the largely Christian anti-balaka militia attacking the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels and vice-versa. There have been horrific scenes of violence, vicious killings, looting and retaliatory attacks happening with alarming regularity. The narrative in the mainstream coverage of the crisis has been that this is a religious conflict - but according to Caesar Nyeko Poblicks, Projects Manager for East and Central Africa at Conciliation Resources, this is a worrying oversimplification. He argues that while the violence in CAR has taken place along religious lines, the causes and motivations behind it are political and economic and not based on religion at all. He also says the oversimplification of the conflict could have terrible consequences. Find out why here. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TRUsub Why you should subscribe to Truthloader: http://bit.ly/1aGJD0a More videos from Truthloader: Syria is starving: http://bit.ly/1bV4tdD What is Israel's Magic Wand?: http://bit.ly/1emh4a4 Where is the most polluted place on Earth?: http://bit.ly/1g21m4d Police officer brutally beaten up in New York: http://bit.ly/18tzhRO Occupy abolish $15m debt in the US: http://bit.ly/I4mYB1 Afghan army torture prisoner as US forces look on: http://bit.ly/HCBcJg Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up: http://bit.ly/HKLbNb Anonymous Million Mask London 2013: http://bit.ly/16DVDPh Is China taking over the world?: http://bit.ly/HwHcmv Saudi whips and beats victim for looking at his wife: http://bit.ly/1aLlSET The NSA has collected your address book: http://bit.ly/1cswbRD Abductions and executions: Counterterrorism under Obama: http://bit.ly/18G9zoK The war on drugs is a war on you (Part One): http://bit.ly/19pXcgC A race for what's left of the planet - The Arctic battleground: http://bit.ly/15hsbOy Check out our top 20 videos playlist: http://bit.ly/V55Vna Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/truthloader Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/truthloader Join us on Google+: http://google.com/+truthloader Read our reddit: http://reddit.com/r/truthloader Truthloader is a channel dedicated to citizen journalism. We find the best examples of crowd-sourced video and independent content, then use our expertise to add context and analysis. We respond to the stories you're interested in, so if you've got a story you'd love us to get to the bottom of, tweet us, Facebook us, or respond to our videos with a comment - and perhaps check out our reddit.
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 5/5 (Documentary)
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 5/5 (Documentary)

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Start from the beginning and watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJEtTMUkzM&list=PLw613M86o5o49tFIS5fmyazINYSkbzV6_&src_vid=Em7w7WSwaMk&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_2360488599 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN and international community looking confused and impotent. In March 2013, the Séléka, a mostly Muslim rebel alliance, rose up and overthrew the corrupt government of François Bozizé, while bringing terror and chaos across the country - pillaging, killing and raping with impunity. In response, mostly Christian self-defense forces, called the anti-balaka, formed to defend CAR against Séléka attacks. Clashes grew more frequent throughout 2013 as the Séléka grew more ruthless. In December 2013, French and African troops went in to disarm the Séléka and staunch the bloodshed. The anti-balaka, seizing on a weakened Séléka, then went on the offensive. CAR had no real history of religious violence, and the current conflict is not based on any religious ideology. The fighting, however, turned increasingly sectarian in the fall of 2013, with revenge killings becoming the norm. And as the Séléka's power waned, the anti-balaka fed their need for revenge by brutalizing Muslim civilians. "Too few peacekeepers were deployed too late; the challenge of disarming the Séléka, containing the anti-balaka, and protecting the Muslim minority was underestimated," Human Rights Watch said in a recent statement. The bloodshed has not stopped. The UN is still debating whether or not to send peacekeepers. Even if a peacekeeping operation is approved, it will take six months for troops to be assembled. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Seven
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Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch Seven

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Watch "Crisis in the Central African Republic: Dispatch One" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9F3hbYpAE&list=PLDbSvEZka6GGHivZqJOTMcmvarhWauVBi&index=1 As the UN debates deploying thousands more peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, rights groups have warned that ethnic cleansing of Muslims is already well underway. Last week, after the French government voted to further keep troops in the country, CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza voiced her approval for the continuing French mission. Shortly after, French President Francois Hollande visited to show support. Subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 4/5 (Documentary)
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War in the Central African Republic: Part 4/5 (Documentary)

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Start from the beginning and watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJEtTMUkzM&list=PLw613M86o5o49tFIS5fmyazINYSkbzV6_&src_vid=Em7w7WSwaMk&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_2360488599 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN and international community looking confused and impotent. In March 2013, the Séléka, a mostly Muslim rebel alliance, rose up and overthrew the corrupt government of François Bozizé, while bringing terror and chaos across the country - pillaging, killing and raping with impunity. In response, mostly Christian self-defense forces, called the anti-balaka, formed to defend CAR against Séléka attacks. Clashes grew more frequent throughout 2013 as the Séléka grew more ruthless. In December 2013, French and African troops went in to disarm the Séléka and staunch the bloodshed. The anti-balaka, seizing on a weakened Séléka, then went on the offensive. CAR had no real history of religious violence, and the current conflict is not based on any religious ideology. The fighting, however, turned increasingly sectarian in the fall of 2013, with revenge killings becoming the norm. And as the Séléka's power waned, the anti-balaka fed their need for revenge by brutalizing Muslim civilians. "Too few peacekeepers were deployed too late; the challenge of disarming the Séléka, containing the anti-balaka, and protecting the Muslim minority was underestimated," Human Rights Watch said in a recent statement. The bloodshed has not stopped. The UN is still debating whether or not to send peacekeepers. Even if a peacekeeping operation is approved, it will take six months for troops to be assembled. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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War in the Central African Republic (Documentary Trailer)
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War in the Central African Republic (Documentary Trailer)

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Like VICE News? Subscribe to our news channel: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the full length documentary on VICE News here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoQAxQgevEA&index=8&list=PLw613M86o5o6OQChy8vjwIyCpNsy4Y090 The Central African Republic's capital of Bangui has seen its Muslim population drop from 130,000 to under 1000 over the past few months. Over the past year, thousands across CAR have been killed and nearly a million have been displaced. The United Nations recently stated that the entire Western half of the country has now been cleansed of Muslims. CAR has never fully recovered from France's colonial rule, and it has only known ten years of a civilian government - from 1993 to 2003 - since achieving independence in 1960. Coup after coup, often with French military involvement, has led many to refer to the country as a phantom state. The current conflict has now completely erased the rule of law and order, and left the UN and international community looking confused and impotent. In March 2013, the Séléka, a mostly Muslim rebel alliance, rose up and overthrew the corrupt government of François Bozizé, while bringing terror and chaos across the country - pillaging, killing and raping with impunity. In response, mostly Christian self-defense forces, called the anti-balaka, formed to defend CAR against Séléka attacks. Clashes grew more frequent throughout 2013 as the Séléka grew more ruthless. In December 2013, French and African troops went in to disarm the Séléka and staunch the bloodshed. The anti-balaka, seizing on a weakened Séléka, then went on the offensive. CAR had no real history of religious violence, and the current conflict is not based on any religious ideology. The fighting, however, turned increasingly sectarian in the fall of 2013, with revenge killings becoming the norm. And as the Séléka's power waned, the anti-balaka fed their need for revenge by brutalizing Muslim civilians. "Too few peacekeepers were deployed too late; the challenge of disarming the Séléka, containing the anti-balaka, and protecting the Muslim minority was underestimated," Human Rights Watch said in a recent statement. The bloodshed has not stopped. The UN is still debating whether or not to send peacekeepers. Even if a peacekeeping operation is approved, it will take six months for troops to be assembled. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Inside PK5 (Extra Scene from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')
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Inside PK5 (Extra Scene from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')

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Watch the full length: http://bit.ly/1O38HyY In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their presence, the transitional government has not been able to regain control of the country outside Bangui. With the anti-balaka controlling the southwest, and the Seleka controlling the northeast, the Central African Republic is de facto partitioned along ethno-religious lines. For those who find themselves on the wrong side of the divide, life has become hell. In this extra scene, VICE News goes to PK5, a predominantly Muslim enclave of the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui, which has seen some of the most violent and brutal fighting between Muslim and Christian communities since the start of the conflict. Watch "United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR" - http://bit.ly/1O38HyY Read "Fighting Erupts in Central African Republic as Rebels Attempt to Disrupt Key Vote" - http://bit.ly/1J9xSPi Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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The Central African Republic Torn Apart (Trailer)
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The Central African Republic Torn Apart (Trailer)

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Watch now on VICE News: http://bit.ly/1yIurxp In 2013, a Muslim rebel group named the Seleka led a coup in the Central African Republic, overthrowing the Christian President Francois Bozize and bringing the country into an ethno-religious civil war. Later that year, VICE News traveled to the CAR to cover the conflict which has left over 5,000 dead and nearly a million displaced. Due to the combination of the upcoming February presidential election, the looming exit of French peacekeeping forces, and the total handover to the MINUSCA United Nations troops, the situation in the CAR is extremely fragile. With the conflict entering its third year, questions remain about how to quell the violence, which the UN describes as "The Silent Crisis." VICE News returned to the CAR in 2014 to further document the ongoing conflict and to meet those living through the prevailing chaos. Watch "War in the Central African Republic (Full Length)" - http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read "Ugandan Forces Confirm Lord's Resistance Army Commander Has Surrendered" - http://bit.ly/1u9ehwU Read "Violence Escalates in Central African Republic as Thousands of Muslims Remain Trapped in the Country" - http://bit.ly/1yrNFpl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
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Chad: Influx from Central African Republic
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Chad: Influx from Central African Republic

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The conflict in Central African Republic receives far less media attention than Darfur, but the effects are much the same. In all, more than 50,000 refugees are sheltering in southern Chad. This influx has overwhelmed villages on the border. To maintain harmony, the UN refugee agency has initiated projects which help locals and refugees alike.
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Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division
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Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division

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The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts. Watch "The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/15xC4L2 Watch "War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read "UN Peacekeeper Released Hours After Being Kidnapped in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Enj8O7 Read "Violence Escalates in Central African Republic as Thousands of Muslims Remain Trapped in the Country" - http://bit.ly/1yrNFpl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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