CAR government rejects ceasefire deal

2015-01-29 14:50

The government of CAR says it has rejected a ceasefire deal made in Kenya between two militia groups aimed at ending more than a year of clashes and attacks in which thousands have died.

Revenge killings in CAR leave at least 14 dead

2014-12-06 12:55

At least 14 people have been killed in tit-for-tat sectarian violence in Central African Republic, and hundreds of Christians have sought shelter in the main church in the central town of Bambari.

Two killed, corpse mutilated in CAR

2014-10-08 17:19

An angry crowd has killed a Muslim man in the capital of Central African Republic, decapitating and burning his corpse, and in revenge Muslims killed a taxi driver.

Sekleka rebels kidnap 9 Cameroonians

2014-09-22 16:30

Rebels from the Central African Republic have kidnapped nine Cameroonian nationals to press the Cameroonian government to release their leader.

CAR unveils new government

2014-08-22 18:53

The prime minister of the Central African Republic has unveiled his new government, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.

French troops wounded in CAR clash

2014-08-21 16:09

Three French soldiers have been wounded after fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic, the army says.

34 killed in CAR attacks

2014-08-16 17:25

A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over in a series of attacks on remote villages.

French troops kill militiamen in CAR - report

2014-08-05 14:19

French peacekeepers have killed several militiamen after they came under attack while on patrol in the Central African Republic.

CAR talks on hold, seleka absent

2014-07-22 20:17

The Central African Republic peace talks are on hold after the Seleka rebels did not show up for the 2nd day of meetings.

Seleka church attacks leaves 17 dead

2014-07-08 20:33

Rebels have attacked a Central African Republic church sheltering civilians in Bambari, killing at least 17.

Seleka kills another 3

2014-07-02 17:47

Muslim Seleka rebels have killed three people in a Central African Republic village overnight.

Central African Republic at risk of genocide

2014-06-24 20:58

The Central African Republic is at risk of genocide, a human rights group is warning.

Central African Republic clashes continue

2014-06-11 22:05

In the Central African Republic Seleka fighters have publicly executed two people in revenge for two Muslims killed earlier.

CAR - 13 people burned alive in house

2014-05-13 17:39

At least 13 people have been burned alive in the Central African Republic after being barricaded inside a home which was set alight.

Militants decapitate Muslim in CAR

2014-04-30 05:30

In the Central African Republic Christian militants have decapitated a young Muslim man in the capital.

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.


CAR rebels want $5m US reward

2015-01-19 20:41

CAR's Seleka rebels say they're entitled to a $5m award from the US because they handed over a wanted international war crimes suspect to American troops.

Central African Republic rebels block highways

2014-11-13 18:50

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have blocked two highways through the capital Bangui and exchanged gunfire with UN peacekeepers.

CAR militias call for president, PM to resign

2014-10-07 19:31

Christian militias in Central African Republic have called for the president and prime minister to resign and have ordered their ministers to pull out of the government.

Central African Republic elections likely delayed

2014-09-03 06:21

Elections set for February in Central African Republic to consummate a democratic transition after a March 2013 coup will probably be delayed because of persisting insecurity.

Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high

2014-08-22 09:13

Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official says after a Red Cross volunteer was killed.

CAR to have 7 600 UN peacekeepers

2014-08-20 10:32

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force will have 7 600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the country says.

CAR government resigns

2014-08-05 21:00

The government of the strife-torn Central African Republic has resigned as part of a peace deal reached last month with Christian and Muslim rebel factions.

CAR ceasefire 'broken'

2014-07-29 09:04

The ceasefire in the Central African Republic has been 'broken' after a clash.

CAR leader condemns 'barbaric' church attack

2014-07-10 02:30

Central African Republic President Catherine Samba Panza has accused militias of "barbaric and criminal" acts after 26 civilians seeking shelter at a church were killed this week.

Central African Republic violence escalating

2014-07-07 20:17

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims.

Central African Republic peace nearer

2014-06-27 19:33

The two main factions in the Central African Republic's inter-communal conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands.

Tortured bodies found in CAR river

2014-06-20 06:22

Ten bodies showing signs of torture have been found this week in a river in the troubled Central African Republic.

At least 31 people killed in CAR fighting

2014-05-15 20:44

At least 31 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic this week.

UN imposes sanctions on CAR ex-president Bozize

2014-05-10 11:22

The UN Security Council has ordered sanctions against three Central African Republic leaders, including former president Francois Bozize.

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.

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