Contents tagged with CAR

  • France allocates €24 million and weapons to Central African Republic

    France will allocate €24 million assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) and will send weapons to the country, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, Voaafrique reported.

     “France is willing to continue its historical partnership with the Central African Republic,” said Le Drian at a press conference. He said that France would provide CAR with about 1.4 thousand units of automatic weapons. French Foreign Minister did not mention the date when the delivery of the weapons …

  • France: Russia's presence will not help to stabilize the situation in Central African Republic

    Recently, Moscow announced plans to send additional equipment and new military instructors to the Central African Republic (CAR).

    Following Russia's announcement, French Defense Minister Florence Parly told the weekly Jeune Afrique that Russia’s expanding influence in the CAR, a former French colony, over the past months, will unlikely to help stabilize the situation in the country.

    In December 2017, Russia received the United Nations’ Security Council’s approval to supply weapons to the CAR, …

  • Central African rebels demand withdrawal of Russian troops

    Abdoulaye Hissène, leader of the CNDS, one of the Ex-Séléka Muslim rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), gave the Central African government troops 48 hours to vacate the region.

    “Government agents in the territories occupied by the Ex-Séléka groups have 48 hours to leave this region,” Hissène’s press communique warned.

    The ultimatum was prompted by the dismissal of the Muslim President of the National Assembly, Karim Meckassoua. Having a Christian president of the country, …

  • Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa

    The highly publicized murder of Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic may be directly connected to the recently founded Patriot private military company (PMC) which operates in the country,reported the Dozhd TV channel, citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, a mercenary from the Patriot PMC, and an veteran intelligence officer acquainted with a Patriot fighter.

    All of the sources believe that the murder was motivated by the research which Orkhan …

  • Putin's friend Prigozhin denies his connection with gold mining in Central Africa

    Yevgeny Prigozhin has no interest in military or civil projects the Central African Republic, including gold mining, RBC news agency reports citing the press service of the businessman.

    In addition, the press service denied any financial or administrative connection of the entrepreneur with the news outlets as the Federal News Agency, Politics Today, Nevsky News, and Economy Today.

     “No, Yevgeny Prigozhin has no connection with the media you listed,” said the representative of the businessman. …

  • Media: Russian journalists killed in Central Africa found informant through Putin's associate's company

    Kirill Romanovsky, a journalist of the Russian Federal News Agency RIA FAN introduced Alexander Rastorguyev to a “fixer” in the Central African Republic (CAR). As reported by Meduza news agency, this was stated by several friends of Rastorguyev and Romanovsky.

    “Fixers” are specialists who “fix” or make convenient arrangements for a variety of needs for visiting reporters. Since the Gulf War in 1991 they have become essential for visiting reporters to operate quickly or effectively because …

  • Media: Journalists killed in Central Africa understood what their assailants were saying

    In the Central African Republic (CAR), an investigation is currently underway into the deaths of a film crew from Russia. On Thursday a Gendarmerie investigative group examined the murder scene and questioned local residents. The details of the attack have also been published in the local media. According to the local online news outlet Corbeau News (CNC), the members of the film crew appear to have understood what their assailants were telling them during the attack.According to CNC, the …

  • Russian media refuses to mention that journalist killed in Central Africa were shooting documentary on the Wagner Group

    Russian media hide the fact that the journalists murdered in the Central African Republic (CAR) were shooting a joint film for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Investigations Management Center about the activities of the private military company the Wagner Group in Africa.

    After the death of journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, the Investigations Management Center announced on the website of Echo of Moscow that the film crew had arrived in the CAR to …

  • Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic planned to film gold mines

    The Russian journalists who died in Central African Republic (CAR), on the day of the assassination were attempting to arrange the filming of the gold mine, which the company established by Yevgeny Prigozhin supposedly plans to develop, the Dozhd television channel (also known as TV Rain) reported citing information from the Investigations Management Centre (IMC) for which journalists collected information about Russian military mercenaries.

    Before the murder, the journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, …