UN wants 10 000 soldiers for CAR

2014-03-04 07:54

The UN has recommended deploying 11 820 peacekeepers in strife-torn Central African Republic, including 10 000 soldiers and 1 820 police officers, to re-establish order.

Peacekeepers, anti-balaka clash in CAR

2014-02-20 07:17

Violence has erupted between international peacekeepers and militias in the Central African Republic capital Bangui.

France CAR mission to continue

2014-02-07 05:30

As chaos continues, France is likely to prolong its military mission in the Central African Republic.

Seleka escorted out of Bangui

2014-01-28 19:00

Peacekeepers have escorted rebels from their base in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui.

Children new targets in CAR conflict

2014-01-04 10:36

In the latest violence to rock the crisis-prone Central African Republic, children have become deliberate targets of armed gangs, mainly because of their family's faith, aid workers say.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in CAR

2013-12-27 09:50

The Red Cross says it has recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

Angry mobs attack in Bangui

2013-12-09 21:40

Mob violence spikes in the Central African Republic capital as the French ramp up efforts to secure the city.

CAR violence rages, residents flee on foot

2013-12-03 21:45

The Central African town of Damara 75 km from Bangui has become a ghost town after residents fled before the onslaught of Seleka rebels.

1 000s flee fresh fighting in CAR

2013-11-20 07:44

Thousands of villagers in Central African Republic have fled clashes between former rebels and local militia, residents say, increasing concerns about growing violence between Muslims and Christians.

Seleka rebels kill three

2013-11-13 18:18

Three civilians have been killed during an attack by Seleka coalition rebels in the Central African Republic.

CAR arrests rogue ex-rebel commander

2013-10-11 22:31

Government forces in the troubled Central African Republic have arrested a rogue ex-rebel commander, as Bangui tries to clamp down on warlords.

CAR Villagers fight Seleka rebels

2013-09-18 20:29

Framing the deserted streets, the burned roofs of Bossangoa's destroyed neighbourhoods are a stark reminder of the violence that has recently unfolded in this Central African town.

Central African forces kill five rebels

2013-06-10 22:22

Fighters loyal to the Central African Republic's new government killed five rebels near the Cameroon border, a military source says, adding that their leader escaped the weekend attack on horseback.

6 dead in latest CAR clash

2013-05-20 18:06

At least six people have died and several other were injured in fighting between military police and Seleka rebels in CAR at the weekend, a military police official says.

26 elephants killed in CAR

2013-05-10 21:30

Wildlife officials say poachers have slaughtered at least 26 elephants inside a famed park in volatile Central African Republic.

Bangui tense after deadly clashes

2013-04-15 22:10

The Central African Republic's capital Bangui is tense after a weekend of deadly clashes between residents and Seleka ex-rebel fighters who have seized control of the city.

Fears of CAR food shortages

2013-03-28 22:31

New rebel authorities in the Central African Republic are struggling to restore order in the coup-hit capital as the UN warned tens of thousands of people faced going hungry after days of looting.

SA troops 'readying for new CAR mission'

2013-03-28 17:38

A senior Ugandan officer claims that South African troops are gathering in Uganda for a new mission in Central Africa Republic to "avenge" their fallen comrades, and topple the Seleka rebels, a report says.

CAR rebels name new PM

2013-01-13 18:36

CAR opposition lawyer Nicolas Tiangaye says he has been named the country's new prime minister, after his predecessor was sacked as part of a deal reached with rebels.


Central African militia leader arrested in Congo

2014-02-27 17:30

The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African Republic has been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzaville.

ICC launches CAR war crimes probe

2014-02-08 09:06

The International Criminal Court says it has opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching underscored spiralling sectarian violence.

CAR soldiers join chaotic violence

2014-02-05 22:34

So brutal was the lynching of a man in Bangui before his lifeless body was dragged through the streets of the city, that peacekeepers in the CAR just turned around and left.

CAR rebels leave hillside camp

2014-01-27 22:22

Central African Republic rebels have left their hillside military camp after their top brass were escorted from the capital.

7 die as Cameroon army, CAR gunmen clash

2014-01-03 09:01

Seven people, including two Cameroonian soldiers, have been killed in an attack on eastern Cameroon by an armed group from the Central African Republic, a security official says.

Mob hunts down Muslims in CAR

2013-12-12 21:35

Mob are hunting down Muslims in Central African Republic making peacekeepers fire in the air to disperse crowds.

French troops disarm fighters in CAR

2013-12-09 20:24

French troops in Central African Republic have manned checkpoints in the capital Bangui and searched for weapons in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters.

CAR on verge of genocide, France warns

2013-11-21 12:11

France has warned that the Central African Republic is “on the verge of genocide”, as the UN considers sending thousands of peacekeepers to the strife-torn country.

Rebel attacks cause panic in CAR

2013-11-18 15:18

Panic has swept through the capital of the Central African Republic after rebels from the Seleka coalition shot and killed a magistrate and his aide.

Central Africa violence kills six

2013-10-12 22:12

Government forces in the Central African Republic have clashed with a vigilante group which has been targeting Muslims, killing six of its members.

AU seeks help for strife-torn CAR

2013-09-20 17:59

The AU has urged the international community to do more in the poor and strife-torn Central African Republic, describing the situation there as "dire".

Seleka rebels kill at least 25

2013-08-21 20:10

At least 25 people have died in a rebel attack on supporters of toppled Central African Republic president Francois Bozize in the capital Bangui.

Central African rebels attack villages

2013-05-28 07:26

Attacks by rebels on villages in the Central African Republic have killed at least 25 people.

SA Army's financial woes

2013-05-16 13:56

Budgetary constraints have crippled the SA Army in its attempts to fulfil national and international obligations, army chief Lieutenant General Vusimuzi Masondo says.

Poverty soars in CAR

2013-05-04 09:33

Oils, soap and smoked fish may have returned to Bangui's colourful market stalls, but underneath the luring smells and lively buzz of haggling vendors, the tills ring empty.

Seven killed in Bangui gun battle

2013-04-14 20:27

At least seven people have been killed in the capital of Central African Republic during heavy fighting between forces who seized power last month and armed youths loyal to the president they ousted.

CAR army chiefs loyal to coup leader

2013-03-28 21:02

Central African Republic's army chiefs have pledged allegiance to the country's self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia.

4 CAR troops killed in rebel attack

2013-03-13 12:19

Four Central African soldiers have been killed in a key southern town in an attack blamed on Seleka rebels, a military source says.

CAR rebels demand Bozize charged by ICC

2013-01-09 20:39

Central African rebels have demanded that President Francois Bozize be brought before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, hours after peace talks got under way.

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