Central African Republic

UN: French soldier sexually abused girl in Central Africa Republic

2015-09-03 15:12

The UN says its staff has learned that a French soldier sexually abused a teenage girl in the Central African Republic, who became pregnant and gave birth.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-09-02 09:11

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Central African Republic council adopts new constitution

2015-09-01 10:16

The transitional council in Central African Republic has adopted a constitution designed to form the base of a new government as the country attempts to turn a page on years of violence, government official say.

CAR court bars transitional govt members from polls

2015-08-30 22:07

Central African Republic's constitutional court has confirmed the exclusion of past members of a transitional government from running for office in presidential and parliamentary elections due in October.

Clashes force thousands to flee after beheading

2015-08-28 21:20

Fresh violence in the central CAR town of Bambari ahead of the planned presidential elections next month has forced thousands to flee.

UN Central African Republic head promises discipline

2015-08-27 07:36

The UN’s acting special representative for Central African Republic says there is zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, calling on civilian and military personnel to act responsibly.

DRC to investigate soldier rape charges in CAR

2015-08-20 20:36

Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving in neighbouring Central African Republic.

CAR interfaith group gets UN peace prize

2015-08-19 22:02

Members of the Central African Republic's Interfaith Peace Platform have received an international peace award for their work to reconcile Muslims and Christians.

UN outraged by peacekeeper sex abuse

2015-08-18 20:31

The UN Security Council has expressed outrage and anger over allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and said troop-contributing countries must investigate.

New UN peacekeeping chief named for Central African Republic

2015-08-14 10:45

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon to replace the ousted chief of the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, diplomats say.


'Cattle war' rages amid Central African Republic sectarian violence

2015-09-02 11:00

A "cattle war" is raging amid the sectarian violence bloodying the Central African Republic, with herds massacred by grenade or machine-gun, cows stolen, breeders kidnapped or murdered and reprisal strikes staged against rival villagers.

CAR unlikely to hold vote on time - official

2015-09-02 05:20

CAR is falling behind with preparations for October 18 elections and will probably have to delay them, the head of the transitional government says.

Central African Republic to limit president to 2 terms

2015-08-31 09:02

Central African Republic’s transitional government has adopted a new constitution that would limit future presidents to two terms in office as the country seeks to end more than a year of sectarian violence.

Militia group frees 163 children in Central African Republic

2015-08-29 09:04

An armed group has freed 163 children in Central African Republic which is riven by sectarian violence.

1 000s flee renewed fighting in Central African Republic

2015-08-28 10:56

The UN says several thousand people have been forced to flee their homes after days of fighting in the Central African Republic town of Bambari.

10 killed in religious clashes in Central African Republic: police

2015-08-21 23:49

Ten people have been killed and five others injured in religious clashes in the Central African Republic, police say.

New claims of peacekeeper sexual abuse in Central African Republic

2015-08-20 07:23

The UN officials have received new disturbing allegations that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic sexually abused three young women – the latest claims targeting the scandal-tainted UN mission.

France plans to reduce troops in CAR

2015-08-19 20:57

France is mulling a further reduction of its troops in Central African Republic by the end of the year.

Alleged CAR rape victim endured a most brutal ordeal - Unicef

2015-08-18 13:28

The 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic "endured a most brutal ordeal", according to the UN Children's Fund.

Sexual abuse claims: UN turns up pressure on peacekeeping nations

2015-08-14 07:33

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has moved to ratchet up pressure on countries whose nationals are accused of sexual abuse while serving in peacekeeping missions.

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