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UN blacklists CAR diamond firm

2015-08-21 08:32

The United Nations has slapped sanctions on a diamond firm from the Central African Republic and three militia leaders for undermining security in the troubled country.

Forgotten fighters haunt ruined CAR palace

2015-06-10 09:42

A crumbling palace used by Jean-Bedel Bokassa during his short-lived stint as self-proclaimed emperor of the Central African Republic in the 1970s is now home to starving former rebels awaiting integration into the national army.

Suspected CAR rebels kill 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-04-25 07:34

A suspected group of armed rebels from the Central African Republic have killed three people in a village in Cameroon and have kidnapped seven others, the latest in a spate of cross-border attacks.

CAR rebels seek $5m bounty for LRA commander

2015-01-10 11:43

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic want the US to pay them a $5m bounty, saying they were the ones who captured fugitive Ugandan LRA commander Dominic Ongwen.

Cameroon liberates hostages

2014-11-26 17:55

Cameroon's military have freed 15 of its nationals, along with a Polish priest, being held as hostages after being abducted by rebels from the Central African Republic.

CAR govt says violence plotted to provoke coup

2014-10-15 08:05

The CAR government says that several days of violence, the most serious in months in which about a dozen people were killed, was part of a purported plot to overthrow the administration.

Rebels in CAR expel government ministers

2014-09-01 05:00

A grouping of former Seleka rebels in CAR says it has expelled from its ranks several members serving in a new government seeking to stop a cycle of deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians.

22 killed in CAR fighting

2014-08-01 11:57

At least 22 people have been killed in clashes between rival anti-balaka and Seleka militias in the Central African Republic this week, African peacekeepers say.

Over 50m driven from homes by war, crisis

2014-06-20 14:35

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency says.

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 peacekeepers: Sex for cellphones

2015-06-11 21:10

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

UN chief condemns 'appalling' child sex abuse

2015-06-06 11:04

The UN chief has condemned 'appalling' child sexual abuse allegations by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.

Kidnapped CAR officials freed

2015-01-26 16:31

Eight CAR officials kidnapped by the country's former rebel coalition have been freed.

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.

Amnesty condemns new wave of CAR violence

2014-11-06 10:25

Amnesty International has accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

UN condemns use of children in latest CAR violence

2014-10-14 21:17

A top UN official has condemned the use of children in sectarian violence that engulfed the Central African Republic's capital, driving 6 500 people from their homes.

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.

Environmental crime a $213bn industry: UN

2014-06-24 12:51

Surging environmental crime, from illegal logging to elephant poaching, is worth up to $213bn a year and is helping to fund armed conflicts, a UN and Interpol report says.

Muslim youths mutilated in CAR

2014-05-25 21:44

At least three Muslim youths have been killed and mutilated by a Christian militia in the CAR while on their way to play a reconciliation soccer game.

Chad pulls out all troops from CAR

2014-04-16 19:15

Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

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