Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Third peacekeeper killed in CAR: UN

2017-01-06 15:50

Gunmen have killed a Bangladeshi peacekeeper in the restive Central African Republic on the same day that two Moroccan soldiers died in a separate attack, the country's UN mission says.

Central African Republic's head of armed forces shot dead

2016-10-04 21:57

The head of Central African Republic's armed forces was shot dead Tuesday and his teenage son was injured in an attack in the capital, Bangui, a family member said.

Ex CAR president barred from elections

2015-12-08 22:42

Central African Republic's exiled former president Francois Bozize, who is wanted for helping foment deadly unrest, has been barred from running for election.

France says it's discussing new Central African UN sanctions list

2015-10-15 18:01

France says it is working with partners at the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions on individuals threatening peace and blocking political transition in the Central African Republic.

Barricades rise after CAR clashes, but expert warns of civil war

2015-10-01 07:29

Barricades have been lifted in the capital of the Central African Republic as tensions ease, but a UN expert has warned the country could descend into civil war unless the latest violence is contained.

Cameroon involved in CAR 'blood diamond' trade - UN experts

2015-09-02 09:11

Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors the UN sanctions says.

Child sex abuse: CAR, French leaders hail judicial co-operation

2015-05-27 13:28

France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leader of the two countries say, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.

CAR's fragile peace a year after mass killings

2014-12-08 10:17

A year after the savage violence that engulfed the CAR, what people remember most about the hatred that bubbled over into a killing frenzy is the smell, as hundreds of bodies littered the streets.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.


African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

UN chief demands immediate end to CAR violence

2016-11-29 09:23

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned recent clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion in the Central African Republic, urging armed groups to immediately end the violence.

Two dead as violence mars fragile CAR vote

2015-12-14 08:49

Two people were killed as heavy weapons fire and clashes broke out in the Muslim district of the Central African Republic capital, marring a referendum on a new constitution aimed at ending years of sectarian strife.

CAR ex-leader Bozize to run for president

2015-12-01 11:49

Central African Republic's former president Francois Bozize, who was overthrown in a 2013 rebellion, filed his candidacy for the country's December presidential election, his party's secretary-general has told AFP.

Central African Republic polls delayed by fresh violence

2015-10-02 09:45

Fresh violence in Central African Republic has forced the delay of October 18 elections meant to put the troubled country on firmer political ground, officials say.

Fears of civil war in Central African Republic

2015-09-30 20:14

The Central African Republic could descend into civil war unless the latest upsurge in violence in the chronically unstable country is brought under control, a UN expert has warned.

CAR urged to include refugees in vital October poll

2015-08-11 13:21

With just over a month left before presidential elections are held in Central Africa, experts and humanitarians are concerned that time is running out for authorities to create a representative voters roll.

France probes alleged child sex abuse by its troops in CAR

2015-04-30 12:13

France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused children in the CAR after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

UN eyes sanctions against former CAR leader

2014-11-26 13:16

A UN panel is calling for targeted sanctions against former CAR president Michel Djotodia, accused of trying to derail the political transition in Bangui, diplomats say.

France urges ceasefire in CAR

2014-07-08 15:19

France’s defence minister has warned on a visit to CAR that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

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