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Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

Chad troops withdraw from CAR

2014-04-03 17:57

Chad has announced that it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in CAR after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that seized power last year.

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.

S Sudan warring parties set for direct talks

2014-01-04 12:17

South Sudan's warring parties are set to begin direct talks in a bid to end the conflict pushing the country towards civil war as fighting intensified for control of a key oil town.

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.

 

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.

US envoy: CAR needs more troops

2014-04-09 21:24

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said that there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.

CAR to 'go to war' against anti-balaka militias

2014-02-13 07:35

CAR President Catherine Samba Panza, says she wants to "go to war" against self-defence militias known as anti-balaka, for their lynchings and violence especially targeting Muslim civilians.

D-Day for CAR interim president

2014-01-09 05:30

CAR's interim President Michel Djotodia will face pressure to step down at a summit of regional leaders amid frustration at his failure to quell religious violence.

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.

Panic in CAR after fresh gun battles

2014-01-02 10:16

Gun battles between rival militias in the Central African Republic capital Bangui have killed at least one person and sent hundreds fleeing to a makeshift camp near the airport.

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