Central Africa Republic

Head of CAR's election commission resigns

2015-10-09 22:22

The president of Central African Republic's election commission says he has resigned, casting further doubt on plans for a vote meant to restore democracy.

Hollande promises to be 'relentless' against CAR rapists

2015-04-30 19:55

French President Francois Hollande has said that he would be "relentless" in pursuit of any soldiers guilty of raping children in the Central African Republic.

100 feared missing after boat sinks in CAR

2015-01-15 11:12

Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the CAR after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the impoverished country earlier in the week, officials says

Polish missionary kidnapped in Central African Republic

2014-10-14 14:31

A Polish Catholic missionary has been kidnapped by eight armed people in the town of Baboua in the Central African Republic, the head of Poland's Pontifical Mission Societies says.

Military: Almost 30 killed in CAR fighting

2014-05-05 18:30

Almost 30 people, mainly civilians, have been killed in several days of fighting between rival factions in the Central African Republic, an African military source says.

CAR lawmakers fly to Chad amid crisis summit

2014-01-09 21:11

All deputies in the CAR's transitional parliament are to be flown to Chad, where leaders are holding a special regional summit aiming to restore peace, an official has said.

Hand grenade attack injures four

2014-01-05 22:20

A hand grenade attack on a Bangui market has left four people injured, including two women and a Burundian soldier from MISCA.

France urges world to act over CAR

2013-11-20 20:53

French President Francois Hollande has called on the world to act over violence in the Central African Republic that has raised fears of a sectarian bloodbath.

CAR minister sacked as tensions run high

2013-06-30 21:53

A Central African minister from the former rebel coalition that seized power in March, has been arrested and sacked.

CAR rebels head for capital

2013-03-22 19:50

Rebels in Central Africa have advanced on the capital Bangui as they resumed an offensive in the mineral-rich country in the face of international condemnation.


Central Africa's diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat

2015-06-08 08:55

The mine at Banengbele, near Boda in the south of the strife-torn Central African Republic, is one of many in the region where groups of diggers or 'Nagbata' as they are called toil like ants with shovels and spades for the equivalent of three dollars a day.

EU to help CAR military

2015-03-16 20:25

EU foreign ministers have given the final go-ahead for a mission to help with military reform in the Central African Republic.

28 killed in CAR violence - Police

2014-12-18 11:38

At least 28 people have been killed and dozens were injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic, police say.

Machinegun, heavy weapons fire rock Bangui

2014-10-09 14:04

Machinegun and heavy weapons fire have rung in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, witnesses say.

CAR to receive $176m aid - IMF

2014-04-04 14:02

The Central African Republic has reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund and other donors to receive $176m this year, says the IMF.

EU eyes military mission in CAR

2014-01-09 08:45

EU nations are set to consider plans for a giant military operation in the CAR as worsening sectarian strife there raises fears of large-scale civilian massacres, sources say.

CAR rebels steal out of Bangui

2013-12-01 22:19

Rebels have begun withdrawing from the Central African Republic capital of Bangui as the country waits for an international intervention to halt the downward spiral of violence in the country.

CAR's child soldiers struggle to readapt

2013-07-31 10:49

The UN figures show that 3 500 children under the age of 18 are members of CAR's armed groups - specialist centres are now rehabilitating some to normal life.

DA demands copy of CAR accord

2013-04-16 22:36

Questions remain about an accord said to have underpinned the South African troop deployment in the Central African Republic, the DA says.

Central African rebels call for calm

2013-03-22 19:50

Central Africa's Seleka rebels have called for calm as their troops headed toward the capital Bangui after storming through a key checkpoint.

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