While the violence was most pronounced in Bangui, it was also concentrated in Ouham prefecture, a region with ties to former president Bozize. In February 2020, the court issued its first conviction on charges of crimes under international law, in relation to an attack on 13 May 2017 by the anti-Balaka group in Bangassou (South East). Hundreds more since appeared at morning assemblies. • Maxim Mokom – leader of Mokom branch. When the anti-balaka revolt began in December 2013, it was said to be the work of local gangs defending their villages. – Jeune Afrique "Ngaissona is a major anti-Balaka leader. Breaking with the past means that the government must treat the question of armed groups and security politics in a transparent and equitable manner. Muslims, many with no connection to the rebels, have been targeted in reprisals by anti-balaka and civilians. Thirsting for revenge and high on drugs, the anti-balaka militia tipped over into a murderous frenzy. [19] In 2014, Amnesty International reported several massacres committed by anti-balaka militias against Muslim civilians, forcing thousands of Muslims to flee the country. [4], Djotodia announced the dissolution of the Séléka in September 2013,[11] but most of the militias refused to disband. This is one explanation for the violence – and the cannibalism – directed not only against Seleka rebels but Muslim civilians as well. Map of situation in C.A.R. The presidential guard, the FACA, and the Young Patriots killed individuals they believed to be Seleka supporters. Habib Soussou was designated for being a leader of an Anti-Balaka armed group that had, or whose members had, threatened the peace, security, or stability of the CAR. [4], In March 2013, President Bozizé (a Christian) was overthrown by a coup during the Central African Republic Civil War by a mostly Muslim rebel coalition known as Séléka. Anti-balaka (anti-machete) militiamen simulate an enemy attack as they pose for a photograph near the town of Yaloke, Central African Republic, April 25, 2014. S’il fuit les médias, il apparait dans un reportage de l’AFP quelques jours après le 5 décembre à Bangui. Mais dans les mois qui suivent, Andilo monte encore en puissance. Seleka members continued to engage in conflict with armed militia groups throughout the country, including with a group called the Young Patriots established in the final days of the Bozize regime to counter the Seleka and their supporters. Joachim Kokate represented the anti-balaka at a regional summit in January. Later they were better organized. As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these individuals within U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Eugène Barret Ngaïkosset: Anti-Balaka leader nicknamed 'butcher of Paoua' One of many suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ngaïkosset is still "roaming free" in CAR. Yekatom also used 153 children as fighters in his group before handing them over to the UN in August 2014. Two ministers in the government of ousted president Francois Bozize, Patrice Edouard Ngaissona and Joachin Kokate, claim to be the anti-balaka’s national-level political and military coordinators, respectively. Clashes in December 2013 between anti-balaka and the ex-Seleka led to reprisal attacks in which about 1,000 people died in Bangui alone. Il est déjà un leader qui compte au sein de la mouvance. Their prosecution at the ICC is in stark contrast to the absence of proceedings against Seleka leaders and their allies, …  Seleka members committed widespread atrocities after seizing power in March 2013, including killings, large-scale arson and rape. Les milices anti-balaka sont formées en 2009 afin de lutter contre les « zaraguinas », des bandits de grands chemins et des coupeurs de routes actifs au nord et à l'ouest de la République centrafricaine. 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Violence by both sides led to thousands of deaths. Les anti-balaka sont des milices d’auto-défense mises en place par des paysans en République centrafricaine. Rien ne va plus entre l’ancien leader anti-Balaka Maxime Mokom, devenu ministre du Désarmement, et le Premier ministre Firmin Ngrebada. The Boda Anti-Balaka also threatened organizations distributing food aid to the surrounding population. In June 2016, Hissene’s KM5 fighters and Mokom’s anti-Balaka supporters may have planned to disrupt the arrival of CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s flight to Bangui airport, leading the CAR Government to warn publicly of a possible coup attempt. Several rebel groups joined forces under the banner of the Seleka (“alliance” in Sango) forces in late 2012. Et la tension monte d’autant plus autour du « cas » de ce neveu de François Bozizé que l’échéance de la présidentielle… The anti-balaka were largely responsible for driving the ex-Seleka from many of their bases in western CAR. The term gained currency by around 2010, when it was applied to self-defense units set up - in the absence of effective state security forces - to protect communities from attacks by highway bandits or cattle raiders. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in the CAR, the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), eventually captured some of the men, but Hissene and several others escaped. By 2014 the anti-balaka were pawns, manipulated by their political leaders. document.cookie = "__adblocker=" + (adblocker ? On August 12, 2016, Hissene and a group of armed men traveling north from Bangui engaged CAR security forces in multiple gunfights. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, spokesperson March 21, 2018 . } [12] The Séléka and the anti-balaka engaged in a cycle of increasing violence.[12][13]. The fight between the two warring Seleka and Anti-Balaka militia broke out into a full scale civil war after the coup in March 2013. 13667 for engaging in actions that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the Central African Republic (CAR). Hissene and Mokom were specifically identified as suspects in the failed coup by the CAR Public Prosecutor’s office. 25 March: Séléka leader Michel Djotodia, who served after the January agreement as First Deputy Prime Minister for National Defense, ... Anti-Balaka took control of Beloko border crossing with Cameroon; February. document.cookie = "__adblocker=; expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT; path=/"; Cinq ex-leaders de groupes anti-Balaka – Kevin Bere Bere, Romaric Mandago, Crepin Wakanam alias Pino Pino, Patrick Gbiako et Yembeline Mbenguia Alpha – ont été déclarés coupables de plusieurs chefs de crimes contre l’humanité et de crimes de guerre. Christian anti-balaka militants on Tuesday attacked the United Nations base in Tagbara, about 300 km northeast of the capital of the Central Africa Republic, killing one peacekeeper and wounding 11, the UN said in a . While they can appeal the charges, as it stands, they will be the highest ranking anti-balaka leaders to face trial for crimes committed during the country’s most recent conflict. Yekatom commands Anti-Balaka forces in and around the capital, Bangui. April 4, 2018 Geraldine Boechat. L'élection de Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona au Comité exécutif de la CAF fait polémique. Their leaders say the anti-balaka number in the tens of thousands. [14] In November 2013, the UN warned that the country was at risk of spiraling into genocide,[15] and was "descending into complete chaos". D’un côté, on crie à la trahison. Most of its recruits are from Christian or animist communities. Plusieurs éléments de la force armée centrafricaine (FACA) qui œuvrent dans le passé du mouvement patriotique dénommé Anti-Balaka, ont été arrêtés manu militari par les forces de la sécurité intérieure appuyées par les FACA, ce samedi dernier, au domicile du ministre du Tourisme et de la Culture, Dieudonné Ndomate, l’un des leaders des Anti-balaka aile NGAISSONA. BILLET RETOUR . 22/12/2017 En Centrafrique, sur les traces de Bokassa Ier. “Balaka” is the Sango word for machete. Habib Soussou was designated for being a leader of an Anti-Balaka armed group that had, or whose members had, threatened the peace, security, or stability of the CAR. Groups that made up the anti-Balaka and the Séléka – whose former leader, Michel Djotodia, also returned to CAR last year after a lengthy exile – have since splintered into multiple, smaller factions – 14 of which signed a peace deal with the government in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, in February 2019. script.setAttribute("src", "//www.npttech.com/advertising.js"); Some sources say it is also alludes to the French for bullets of an automatic rifle (“balle AK”). D’un côté, on crie à la trahison. As a former corporal in the Central African Republic’s armed forces, he commanded some 100 armed militia members. When they began carrying out armed operations, the targets of their attacks were mainly Muslim civilians and Seleka. Anti-balaka leaders said Ngaibona’s arrest threatened reconcilation efforts, as they say they have transformed their movement into a political party. He mediated the ongoing conflict between the Christian Anti-Balaka and mostly Muslim Seleka groups in the country. The anti-balaka had a long history in the Central African Republic. One of the signatories of 2019 peace agreement. L’information a été confirmée au RJDH par certains éléments des Anti-Balaka encore présent dans la ville. Maxime Mokom Rien ne va plus entre l’ancien leader anti-Balaka Maxime Mokom, devenu ministre du Désarmement, et le Premier ministre Firmin Ngrebada. Under sanctions (1) by the United Nations Security Council since 2015, Yekatom controlled around 10 strategic points during the conflict between 2013 and 2014. this included Noureddine Adam [Seleka General and Former Minister of Public Security, born 1969]. [réf. var script = document.createElement("script"); Elles prennent les armes en 2013 contre les Seleka lors de la troisième guerre civile centrafricaine. [10] With the disbanding of the army by Djotodia, many army members joined the militia, boosting their numbers and helping train them. L'avion, en provenance de Kinshasa, a atterri, jeudi matin, à Bangui. After the coup, many members of the former government army, known by its French acronym, FACA, joined the anti-balaka. Page last modified: [9], Some commentators have said that village militias formed in the 1990s to protect against highwaymen were a precursor to the Antibalaka. Seleka dirigés par le chef de guerre Nourredine Adam – aussi connus sous le nom de ‘Nairobists’ – avaient été à l’origine des troubles qui ont sévi dans le pays à la fin de l’année 2015. Ngaissona and Yekatom are the highest ranking anti-balaka leaders to face trial for crimes committed during the country’s most recent conflict. Among them were three candidates who had run under the colours of the United Hearts Movement (MCU), President Touadera’s party, and three anti-balaka leaders… Soussou is the Anti-Balaka commander in Boda, Lobaye Prefecture. How many of them were bona fide soldiers before the coup, and how many still consider themselves members of anti-balaka, was not clear. On 14 January 2014, a few days after post-coup president Michel Djotodia stepped down, hundreds of men, many of whom had fought as anti-balaka, showed up for duty at FACA headquarters. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), “the anti-balaka militias are increasingly organized and using language that suggests their intent is to eliminate Muslim residents from the Central African Republic." A son bord, Romaric et un autre anti-balaka recherché par la RCA. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for Central African Republic militia leaders … 17-04-2017 12:21:59 ZULU. According to Amnesty International, such attacks have led tens of thousands to leave CAR in “an exodus of historic proportions”. After the arrests of Rambo and Ngaissona, the ICC must now also deal with the ex-Seleka leaders," said Pierre Brunisso, FIDH coordinator in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. The balance of power between Djotodia and other Seleka figures — such as strongman Noureddine Adam, who had served as Security Minister — was uncertain, and factional violence is possible as the fractious coalition comes under new pressures. Militias kill UN peacekeeper, score of civilians in Central African Republic. Parmi les leaders anti-balakas en 2014, on recense Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, Joachim Kokaté, Romaric Vomitiadé, Alfred Yekatom ou Rodrigue Ngaïbona. D’après Médecins sans frontières, le samedi 26 avril, des ex-Seleka attaquent l’hôpital de Nanga Boguila, faisant seize victimes. Le cas des deux leaders du mouvement anti-balaka, notamment le député Alfred Yékatom Rombhot et de l’ancien coordonnateur général des anti-balaka, Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona, qui vient d’être arrêté à Paris, le mercredi dernier, en témoigne bien le complot qui se prépare depuis l’extérieur dans le seul but de déstabiliser les institutions légitimement établies. var setNptTechAdblockerCookie = function(adblocker) { CENTRAFRIQUE. In early 2013, the Anti-Balaka in Boda surrounded the city’s approximate 10,000 Muslims in a single district and shot at those approaching or attempting to cross the boundary, which is known as the “red line.” Soussou personally threatened to kill any Muslim crossing the red line. Either way, “anti-balaka” roughly means “invincible”, a power purportedly bestowed by the charms that hang around the necks of most members. According to Amnesty International, such attacks have led tens of thousands to leave CAR in “an exodus of historic proportions”. Earlier in the week they had accused Samba Panza of failing to meet the needs of Central Africans and allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in cash given to CAR by the Angolan government. Central African Republic's Former Leader to Run for President. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on 21 August 2015 designated Central African Republic (CAR) militia leaders pursuant to Executive Order (EO. [16] France described the country as "... on the verge of genocide". Après que le leader anti-balaka Maxime Mokom a appelé lundi la Minusca à agir contre les mercenaires étrangers, celle-ci lui a répondu ce mercredi 23 août. De l’autre, à l’acharnement. May 3, 2018 Central African Republic Anti-balaka, Bangui, Central African Republic, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Oumar Kobine Layama, PK5, Seleka At least 24 people are feared killed and more than a hundred injured following a fresh outbreak of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, on Tuesday, 1 May. Bozize has denied having a controlling hand over the group. in 2014. Il … Les leaders des Anti-Balaka de Bambari ont quitté hier jeudi 23 Février 2017 à 19 heures la ville. Eugène Barret Ngaïkosset: Anti-Balaka leader nicknamed 'butcher of Paoua' One of many suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ngaïkosset is still "roaming free" in CAR. Clashes in December 2013 between anti-balaka and the ex-Seleka led to reprisal attacks in which about 1,000 people died in Bangui. [17] On 2 December 2013, anti-balaka militiamen are suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack on the mostly-Muslim Fula in Boali, according to the government. Assuming this change of leadership posed an existential crisis, the anti-Balaka forces lashed out, committing a litany of violent crimes and forced conversions to Christianity. The anti-balaka are said to consist of many groups, including at least 10 in Bangui, based on the city’s arrondissements, and many others across the country. In the prefecture of Lobaye, all anti-balaka commanders there came from FACA. Up to 6,000 civilians had been killed in the fighting and over one millions people have fled their homes. Les anti-balaka de la Nana Mambéré se mettent au pas des revendications, mais favorables à la paix A l'occasion de la célébration du 1er anniversaire de l'accord de cessation des hostilités signé le 15 décembre 2017 avec les 3R de Sidiki, les auto-défenses de la Préfecture de la Nana Mambéré ont aussi dénoncé ce samedi l'arrestation de leur ancien coordonnateur par la CPI. En avril 2014 à Bouca, il inflige une cuisante défaite à un lieutenant du puissant chef Seleka Mahmat Al Khatim. Most Seleka members were Muslim, chiefly because Islam is the more popular religion in the marginalized northern areas where rebel groups sprang up. President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order stating that dangers posed by the instability in the CAR constitute a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and declared a national emergency to deal with the threat. “The individuals designated today are responsible for prolonging instability in the Central African Republic,” said OFAC Director John E. Smith. [18] This was amidst the Central African Republic conflict under the Djotodia administration. "It is the time for justice. Sectarian violence resulted in an estimated 500 deaths between 5-7 December 2013 and an estimated 200 deaths from 20-26 December 2013. A source close to the anti-balaka said the militia leaders were "well received" by the president and that they were no longer calling for her to step down. In addition, Hissene conspired with Mokom to disrupt a constitutional referendum held in December 2015. ... Bozize was sanctioned by the United Nations for his alleged support of the Christian anti-Balaka militias in the year in which he was overthrown. Tag: anti-Balaka. By the end of 2014, the country was de facto partitioned – anti-Balaka in the southwest and ex-Seleka in the northeast. On 9 February 2021 the ICC will begin the trial of two former anti-balaka leaders, Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Whether the anti-balaka leaders are pursuing a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing or exacting abusive collective punishment against the Muslim population [in response to the Seleka’s atrocities], the end result is clear: the disappearance of longstanding Muslim communities. Originally, they were local self-defense groups. In the second half of 2013, long-standing village militias and self-defence groups known as anti-balaka, mostly Christian and animist, reorganised to challenge the Seleka, and were reinforced by former army soldiers (FACA) and Presidential Guards mostly loyal to ex-President Bozizé. “Anti-balaka” caught on as a generic term for those resisting the brutal Seleka (a word to which, since the alliance’s official disbanding in September 2013, the prefix “ex” has usually added). vaste offensive anti-balaka sur la capitale. [2] However, some church leaders have contested the claimed exclusively Christian character of such groups. Finally, the favoritism in regards to an Anti-Balaka leader could very quickly stir up rivalries between groups that consider themselves neglected by the powers in Bangui. En effet, derrière les étiquettes « anti-balaka » et « Seleka » se cachent des univers complexes, qui se neutralisent, se combattent parfois, et dont les leaders médiatiques et politiques semblent, en réalité, n’être que des hommes de paille là où le pouvoir est davantage concentré dans les mains des chefs militaires. var d = new Date(); The term 'laka' in the street language of the Central African Republic means an AK-47. The leader of the Séléka, Michel Djotodia, became the first Muslim president of the country. In September 2015, Hissene and Mokom collaborated as part of a larger alliance between ex-Séléka members and anti-Balaka allies of former CAR President Francois Bozize, who was sanctioned in May of 2014, to encourage violence in Bangui. Elles doivent en outre s'opposer aux milices d'auto-défense anti-balaka [31]. The anti-balaka have been largely responsible for driving the ex-Seleka from many of their bases in western CAR. [21], Christian militias formed in the Central African Republic, Anti-Balaka militia in Gbaguili, a village located 340 km from Bangui. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola Source: Agence de presse Xinhua . Anti-balaka (anti-machete) militiamen simulate an enemy attack as they pose for a photograph near the town of Yaloke, Central African Republic, April 25, 2014. The anti-balaka militia leaders’ identity, their chain of command and their political program are all unknowns. document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(script); Trois leaders Anti-balaka ont été arrêtés, mercredi, par Sangaris à Bangui, a appris Anadolu, jeudi, auprès du mouvement politico-militaire à majorité chrétienne. (function(src){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src=src;var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})("//experience.tinypass.com/xbuilder/experience/load?aid=bYdYZQml5V"); After decades of strife instability, CAR plunged into a security, political and humanitarian crisis in March 2013 when the Seleka, a coalition of mainly Muslim armed groups, overthrew President Bozizé. Ceci après la décision de la Minusca qui les a demandés de se retirer de la ville. The Anti-balaka is an alliance of militia groups based in the Central African Republic in the early 21st century said to be composed primarily of Christians. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona and Alfred Yekatom are accused of involvement in the crimes in their roles as senior leaders in the anti-Balaka militia as the country descended into war in 2013 to 2014. [3] The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and journalist Andrew Katz have noted that animists also participate in Anti-balaka groups. Renversé en 2013 par une coalition de groupes armés dominée par les musulmans, la Séléka, François Bozizé Yangouvonda est accusé notamment par les Nations unies d'avoir organisé une contre-insurrection sanglante depuis son exil, celle des milices anti-balaka majoritairement chrétiennes et animistes. Les audiences de ce procès ont été retransmises intégralement à la radio et à la télévision. Additionally, Yekatom’s forces operate armed checkpoints to illegally tax vehicles travelling on the roads and waterways from Bangui to Cameroon. An anti-balaka leader moves into politics and the security business. An anti-balaka leader moves into politics and the security business. Anti-balaka spokesmen have called for members to be integrated into the army “with appropriate rank” or given demobilization packages. Ngaïssona, also an anti-balaka leader, was transferred to ICC custody in January, after he was arrested in France in December 2018. [5] In December 2013, UNICEF reported that in sectarian violence in Bangui, at least two children were beheaded and one of them was mutilated. The Séléka and anti-balaka leaders have also granted humanitarian actors complete and immediate access to the areas where the children are located so … Le 23 décembre, des tirs tchadiens ont fait plusieurs morts à Bangui. Et la tension monte d’autant plus autour du « cas » de ce neveu de François Bozizé que l’échéance de la présidentielle approche. script.setAttribute("onerror", "setNptTechAdblockerCookie(true);"); D’habitude, les élections au Comité e Anti-balaka spokesmen have called for members to be integrated into the army "with appropriate rank" or given demobilization packages. Two Central African Republic anti-Balaka militia groups said they were withdrawing from a disarmament programme following the arrest of one of their leaders. We just need to target those organizing theft, looting and extrajudicial killings. Though "anti-balaka" is often translated as "antimachete", its origin is explained: [It is] from the language of the young illiterates, who formed Seleka's armed opposition, and who chased the Muslim 'anti-balles à ti laka' (anti ti laka bullets). UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) staff reported in July 2013 that Bozize supporters committed extrajudicial killings in the beginning of the year. Appris par Jeune Afrique, de forts soupçons pèsent en effet sur le rôle qu'a joué dans la guerre civile centrafricaine cet ancien "coordinateur" auto-proclamé des anti-balaka. The movement has its roots in self-defense militias that have been around, primarily in the west, since the 1990s. The anti-balakas are therefore the bearers of grigris meant to stop Kalashnikov bullets. In response, Christians, who account for about 80 per cent of the population, organised vigilante units dubbed “anti-balaka” in reference to a type of machete. Under sanctions (1) by the United Nations Security Council since 2015, Yekatom controlled around 10 strategic points during the conflict between 2013 and 2014. [20], In 2014, the corpse of Camille Lepage, a missing French photojournalist, was found by French soldiers in a truck used by Anti-Balaka members. Cinq ex-leaders de groupes anti-Balaka – Kevin Bere Bere, Romaric Mandago, Crepin Wakanam alias Pino Pino, Patrick Gbiako et Yembeline Mbenguia Alpha – ont été déclarés coupables de plusieurs chefs de crimes contre l’humanité et de crimes de guerre. President Francois Bozize was toppled by the Seleka rebels in March 2013 and forced into exile. Centrafrique : le leader anti-balaka Andilo condamné aux travaux forcés. 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