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.

CAR: 1 000s call for rearming of ragtag army

2014-06-12 11:29

Since thousands of foreign troops have struggled in vain for more than a year to quell sectarian violence in the CAR, growing numbers of people want the notoriously ragtag army rearmed.

UN slams killing of French journo in CAR

2014-05-14 09:48

The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, and stated those responsible “shall be held accountable”.

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.

Troops seize large weapons cache in CAR

2014-03-18 11:51

African peacekeepers have announced the seizure of a large weapons cache near Bangui airport in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic.

CAR militia leader denies Congo arrest report

2014-02-28 12:02

The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African republic has denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzavile.

Heavy fighting in Bangui disrupts UN aid visit

2014-02-19 16:31

Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR’s capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses say.

Gunmen attack Muslims fleeing CAR, kill 22, 3 kids

2014-01-20 12:48

Attackers armed with machetes and clubs have ambushed a convoy of Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in CAR, killing 22 people, an aid group says.

CAR leader says chaos 'over'

2014-01-14 07:45

The interim leader of Central African Republic has vowed that the era of anarchy in the tumultuous country in now over.


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.

Burundi ready to boost CAR contingent

2014-06-05 07:46

Burundi is ready to send hundreds more troops to Central African Republic, where international forces are trying to put an end to sectarian violence, President Pierre Nkurunzisa says.

Obama imposes sanctions on ex-CAR leaders

2014-05-14 09:06

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions against the former CAR leaders Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia as well as three other officials, the White House says.

UN ready to evacuate 19 000 Muslims in CAR

2014-04-01 14:51

The UN’s refugee agency says it is prepared to help evacuate at least 19 000 Muslims at risk of attack from mainly Christian militia in the conflict-torn CAR.

CAR 'emptied of Muslims'

2014-03-11 08:53

Violence in CAR has forced almost all of the country’s Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official says.

France draws up CAR sanctions list

2014-02-26 08:44

France has drawn up a list of eight citizens of CAR, including former president Francois Bozize, on whom it believes the UN should impose sanctions, diplomatic sources say.

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 registers new leader hopefuls

2014-01-18 10:00

The strife-torn nation of CAR has begun accepting required information from candidates for the new transitional leader as the country descends towards anarchy and sectarian bloodshed.

Tense calm in Bangui after heavy gunfire

2013-12-26 15:45

Heavy arms fire have triggered panic in the Central African capital Bangui, prompting a French force to deploy armoured vehicles near the airport.

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