Central Africa Republic


Fighting in Central African Republic kills at least 20: UN

2016-10-13 22:00

Fighting in the Central African Republic kills at least 20,wounding 41 others, UN peacekeeping mission says.

Votes being counted after pivotal CAR election

2015-12-31 15:58

Ballots cast during the Central African Republic's elections are being counted as voters came out en masse in hopes of peace and stability.

UN commander brings hope to CAR

2015-12-28 12:16

A more aggressive approach by a new commander of UN peacekeepers is bringing respite from strife in the Central African Republic.

Two dead as violence mars fragile CAR vote

2015-12-14 08:49

Two people were killed as heavy weapons fire and clashes broke out in the Muslim district of the Central African Republic capital, marring a referendum on a new constitution aimed at ending years of sectarian strife.

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.

 

Central African Republic's head of armed forces shot dead

2016-10-04 21:57

The head of Central African Republic's armed forces was shot dead Tuesday and his teenage son was injured in an attack in the capital, Bangui, a family member said.

Voters in CAR head to polls

2015-12-30 12:13

Voters are heading to the polls after several delays in the Central African Republic hoping for stability after years of violence.

Residents in CAR north make the vote

2015-12-15 14:40

Voters in Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga-Bandoro have made it to the polls for a constitutional referendum after threats of violence by militias prevented their participation.

CAR ex-leader Bozize to run for president

2015-12-01 11:49

Central African Republic's former president Francois Bozize, who was overthrown in a 2013 rebellion, filed his candidacy for the country's December presidential election, his party's secretary-general has told AFP.

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.

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