3 SA peacekeepers face sex abuse allegations

2016-05-18 07:48

The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.

US group says 98 girls in CAR sexually abused

2016-03-31 10:27

A US-based advocacy group says 98 girls in Central African Republic have reported that they were sexually abused by international peacekeepers

Senior LRA rebel commander defects in CAR

2016-02-13 13:33

The US Africa Command says a senior commander of the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected in the Central African Republic

New unrest in CAR after ex-president barred from vote

2015-12-09 10:01

Gunfire erupted in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, where protesters erected barricades after an announcement that ex-president Francois Bozize was barred from running for election.

UN seeks troops in CAR before pope visit

2015-11-17 07:40

Britain says UN Security Council members support a request to send hundreds more peacekeepers to Central African Republic as a visit by Pope Francis, and elections, are both set for the coming weeks.

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.


UN: Biggest killer of kids in the CAR not bullets

2016-04-12 08:48

UN says three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic the biggest killers of children aren't bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea

Central African Republic to vote in presidential runoff

2016-02-14 13:01

Former prime ministers contesting in close presidential poll as country takes crucial steps to end years of violence.

Volatile CAR braces for make-or-break Sunday vote

2015-12-11 12:28

Two weeks after Pope Francis appealed to Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic to live as "brothers and sisters", the volatile nation braces for a referendum aimed at ending its bloody sectarian strife.

French soldiers quizzed over Central Africa rape claims

2015-12-08 13:17

Four French soldiers have been questioned in Paris as part of the investigation into the rape of children in the Central African Republic, a source close to the investigation says.

New claims of peacekeeper sexual abuse in CAR

2015-09-12 08:11

UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have been accused of sexually abusing a young girl, UN officials say, the latest in a string of allegations of misconduct to hit the troubled mission.

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.

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