Central African Republic


CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Gold, diamonds fuelling CAR conflict

2014-11-04 22:49

Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic.

6 militiamen killed by peacekeepers in CAR

2014-10-16 13:20

Six militiamen have been killed in an exchange of fire with international troops in the Central African Republic after they refused to lay down their arms, the UN force says.

UN:1st peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2014-10-10 10:48

The UN has reported its first peacekeeper death in the Central African Republic since it took over the duties of trying to calm months of unprecedented violence between Christians and Muslims.

Two killed, corpse mutilated in CAR

2014-10-08 17:19

An angry crowd has killed a Muslim man in the capital of Central African Republic, decapitating and burning his corpse, and in revenge Muslims killed a taxi driver.

Lengthy CAR poll delay could worsen crisis - UN

2014-10-05 21:08

A lengthy postponement of elections in CAR meant to complete a return to democracy after a March 2013 coup, will risk further worsening the crisis there, the top UN official in the region says.

CAR’s shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

2014-10-02 11:16

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling 'endless' atrocities.

ICC formally probes 'endless list' of CAR atrocities

2014-09-25 08:37

The ICC has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says.

80 missing in CAR riverboat sinking

2014-09-17 13:03

At least 80 people are missing in Central African Republic after their boat sank last week on M'poko River south of the capital Bangui, the government says.

US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

2014-09-15 19:48

The US has reopened its embassy in Central African Republic, shuttered in 2012 because of sectarian violence.

'More than 5 000 dead in Central African Republic'

2014-09-12 11:28

An Associated Press tally shows more than 5 000 people have died in the sectarian violence that has ravaged Central African Republic for nine months.

Around 700 children in Iraq killed, hurt YTD

2014-09-09 00:13

The UN envoy says around 700 children have been killed or hurt in Iraq this year, some as suicide bombers.

Company that failed SA troops gets 91 tenders - report

2014-08-29 09:14
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The company that reportedly failed South African troops in the Central African Republic last year, has since secured 91 tenders worth R209m, according to a report.

CAR unveils new government

2014-08-22 18:53

The prime minister of the Central African Republic has unveiled his new government, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.

Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high

2014-08-22 09:13

Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official says after a Red Cross volunteer was killed.

34 killed in CAR attacks

2014-08-16 17:25

A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over in a series of attacks on remote villages.

Muslim named as new CAR prime minister

2014-08-10 21:50

The president of the Central African Republic has named a Muslim as the country's new prime minister as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government.

French troops kill militiamen in CAR - report

2014-08-05 14:19

French peacekeepers have killed several militiamen after they came under attack while on patrol in the Central African Republic.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

CAR talks on hold, seleka absent

2014-07-22 20:17

The Central African Republic peace talks are on hold after the Seleka rebels did not show up for the 2nd day of meetings.

CAR peace talks open in Congo

2014-07-21 13:22

Key players in the Central African Republic have launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation.

Ex-CAR leader renamed as head of rebel group

2014-07-12 17:57

The former president of war-torn Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, who led the rebel Seleka militia that swept him to power last year, has been renamed head of the movement.

'Ethnicity, politics at the root of CAR war'

2014-07-10 13:50

The bloodshed in CAR is often presented as pitting Muslims against Christians – an echo of other religious conflicts raging across Africa.

Seleka church attacks leaves 17 dead

2014-07-08 20:33

Rebels have attacked a Central African Republic church sheltering civilians in Bambari, killing at least 17.

 

Central African Republic rebels block highways

2014-11-13 18:50

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have blocked two highways through the capital Bangui and exchanged gunfire with UN peacekeepers.

Bemba guilty of troops' barbarity, ICC hears

2014-11-12 16:22

The ICC should convict Jean-Pierre Bemba for his troops’ "barbarity" in Central Africa Republic, prosecutors say, as the ex-Congolese vice president’s war crimes trial nears its end.

Gunmen kill at least 30 in new CAR attacks

2014-10-23 14:08

Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in fresh attacks this week in the strife-torn Central African Republic, the UN peacekeepers say.

Violence flares in Bangui

2014-10-15 19:17

A UN convoy has been attacked as new violence flares in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui.

Red Cross aid hit in CAR

2014-10-09 20:34

The Red Cross says fresh violence in the Central African Republic is preventing its work to help civilians, especially with its aid workers threatened by gunmen.

CAR militias call for president, PM to resign

2014-10-07 19:31

Christian militias in Central African Republic have called for the president and prime minister to resign and have ordered their ministers to pull out of the government.

French forces intervene in CAR rebel clashes

2014-10-02 22:28

French peacekeepers killed up to seven people as they tried to control clashes between armed groups in the Central African town of Bambari.

CAR asks UN to tweak arms embargo

2014-09-28 14:54

CAR interim president Catherine Samba Panza has asked the UN to consider tweaking an arms embargo so its security forces can be properly equipped to work alongside peacekeepers.

Sekleka rebels kidnap 9 Cameroonians

2014-09-22 16:30

Rebels from the Central African Republic have kidnapped nine Cameroonian nationals to press the Cameroonian government to release their leader.

UN takes on CAR peace role

2014-09-15 22:03

The United Nations has taken over peacekeeping operations in the war-torn Central African Republic, where thousands have been killed in more than 18 months of sectarian violence.

Thirty killed in truck crash in CAR

2014-09-13 18:16

At least 30 people were killed when a truck plunged into a ravine in Central African Republic, a local official has said.

UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn CAR

2014-09-11 10:28

A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep.

Central African Republic elections likely delayed

2014-09-03 06:21

Elections set for February in Central African Republic to consummate a democratic transition after a March 2013 coup will probably be delayed because of persisting insecurity.

Clash among Seleka rebels in CAR kills 17

2014-08-26 14:48

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic of Congo, the military spokesperson for the rebels says.

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25

2014-08-22 14:08

At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60km north of the CAR town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesperson for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels says.

French troops wounded in CAR clash

2014-08-21 16:09

Three French soldiers have been wounded after fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic, the army says.

CAR rebels reject new PM

2014-08-11 21:05

The Central African Republic's northern Seleka rebels will not take part in a national unity government as they were not consulted about the choice of prime minister.

CAR government resigns

2014-08-05 21:00

The government of the strife-torn Central African Republic has resigned as part of a peace deal reached last month with Christian and Muslim rebel factions.

CAR ceasefire 'broken'

2014-07-29 09:04

The ceasefire in the Central African Republic has been 'broken' after a clash.

CAR rebels sign ceasefire agreement

2014-07-24 07:53

Rival armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to a tentative ceasefire at a peace conference held in Congo.

CAR talks suspended after rebel no-show

2014-07-22 18:52

Peace talks between Central African Republic’s sectarian rivals have been suspended after the ex-rebel Seleka group failed to show up less than a day before the deadline of a deal.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

Impunity must end in CAR - Amnesty

2014-07-10 21:35

Amnesty International is calling for fighters to face justice in the Central African Republic.

CAR leader condemns 'barbaric' church attack

2014-07-10 02:30

Central African Republic President Catherine Samba Panza has accused militias of "barbaric and criminal" acts after 26 civilians seeking shelter at a church were killed this week.

France urges ceasefire in CAR

2014-07-08 15:19

France’s defence minister has warned on a visit to CAR that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

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