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30 Jan 1998 description

Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The Central African Republic became a democracy in 1993 following free and fair elections in which Ange Felix Patasse, candidate of the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People, was chosen President. Citizens also elected an 85-member National Assembly; no party holds a majority. In 1994 a Constitution providing for multiparty democracy was accepted in a national referendum. The judiciary is subject to executive interference.

29 Jan 1998 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - The United Nations is planning to send peacekeepers to the troubled Central
African Republic within the next few months, after the departure of French troops from that country.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says that by March, he hopes to give the 15-nation Security Council a detailed concept of operations for the peacekeepers, intended as replacements for the regional force (called MISAB) currently deployed in the republic.

28 Jan 1998 description

Jerome Hule, PANA Correspondent



NEW YORK, (PANA) - Anticipating the the expiration in February of the mandate of the African mission in Central African Republic (MISAB) as well as the proposed withdrawal of French troops in the country, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has stressed to the need to prepare for a UN peace keeping operation to maintain stability in the country.
27 Jan 1998 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN - Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129
e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org


IRIN: Bulletin quotidien no 341 d'information sur l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est (du mardi 27 janvier 1998)

RWANDA :


* Les officiels disent que les refugies doivent rentrer

27 Jan 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129
e-mail: irin@dha.unon.org


IRIN Update No. 341 for Central and Eastern Africa (Tuesday 27 January 1998)


RWANDA: Refugees must come home, official says

26 Jan 1998 description

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS



United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the Security Council consider establishing a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic.
06 Nov 1997 description
report UN Security Council

S/RES/1136 (1997)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 3829th meeting, on 6 November 1997

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolution 1125 (1997) of 6 August 1997,

Taking note of the sixth report to the Council by the International Committee for the follow-up of the Bangui Agreements
(S/1997/828, annex),

Taking note of the letter dated 17 October 1997 from the President of the Central African Republic to the Secretary-General

06 Nov 1997 description
report UN Security Council

SC/6439
Resolution 1136 (1997), Adopted Unanimously, Asks Secretary-General to Set Up Trust Fund for MISAB

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council this afternoon authorized Member States
participating in the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui Agreements (MISAB), as well as those
States providing logistical support, to ensure the security and freedom of movement of their personnel for an additional three

31 Oct 1997 description

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
The process of national reconciliation in the Central African Republic has entered its most delicate second phase of
disarmament, according to the Member States participating in peacekeeping in the country.

In the sixth and final report to the Security Council, describing developments in the country from 16 to 29 October 1997, the
Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui Agreements (MISAB) says that the voluntary participation

17 Oct 1997 description

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
A new report of the Inter-African Mission monitoring the situation in the Central African Republic has asked the Security
Council for a two to three-month extension "in order to continue to ensure security and consolidate peace until the elections are held in 1998".

The report also recommends that the Security Council consider changes in the size of the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the

13 Oct 1997 description


Distr. GENERAL
S/1997/795
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

LETTER DATED 14 OCTOBER 1997 FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

I have the honour to convey the attached letter dated 13 October 1997 which I have received from the Chairman of the International Monitoring Committee established pursuant to the mandate of the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui Agreements (MISAB).

29 Sep 1997 description


Distr. GENERAL
S/1997/759 30 September 1997
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
LETTER DATED 30 SEPTEMBER 1997 FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

18 Sep 1997 description

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
Members of the Security Council has called on the parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic to implement the
Bangui Agreements.

Addressing reporters on behalf of the members, Council President Bill Richardson of the United States said they supported the appeal for logistical and financial support for the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui
Agreements (MISAB).

The latest MISAB report submitted to the Council describes the activities of the 769-troop force, which include disarming the

15 Sep 1997 description


Distr. GENERAL
S/1997/716
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
LETTER DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1997 FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

I have the honour to convey the attached letter dated 15 September 1997 which I have received from the Chairman of the International Monitoring Committee established pursuant to the mandate of the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui Agreements (MISAB).

Attached to the letter is the third periodic report of the Member

28 Aug 1997 description

Central Africa: Regional Delegation and Republic of Congo
period covered: July and August 1997