Central African Republic

At least 50 killed by armed men in CAR: locals

2017-03-25 09:00

At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes say.

Central Africa's transition to peace still elusive

2017-03-19 09:22

With a spike in militia killings, a deepening humanitarian crisis and the army still in shambles, the Central African Republic's bid for peace and stability remains elusive.

UN says half the people in Central African Republic need aid

2017-03-16 18:19

The United Nations says half of the population in Central African Republic is in need of humanitarian assistance after an increase in violence since September has displaced more than 400 000 people.

UN demands armed groups stop fighting in CAR

2017-02-16 12:00

The UN Security Council has demanded armed groups in the Central African Republic immediately halt fighting and join peace talks after the UN airstrikes targeted rebel fighters.

'I was grabbed, dragged to a nearby lodge and raped by a Ugandan soldier at age 12'

2017-01-31 15:34

Ugandan soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic to search for rebel leader Joseph Kony have been accused of raping women and children, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Trial resumes of Ugandan LRA warlord

2017-01-16 22:31

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen is back in the dock as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

Two Moroccan troops killed in CAR convoy attack

2017-01-05 07:01

Two Moroccan peacekeepers have died after gunmen attacked their convoy in the Central African Republic's remote southeast, the UN mission says.

1000s living in CAR airport to go 'home for Christmas'

2016-12-16 06:30

People living in a tent city for the displaced near Bangui airport in the Central African Republic have started packing up their belongings and heading home, an AFP journalist says.

UN says 41 peacekeepers suspected in CAR sex abuse

2016-12-06 12:09

The UN has identified 41 peacekeepers from Burundi and Gabon as suspects in sexual abuse in the Central African Republic in recent years, a UN spokesperson says.


Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

2017-03-23 17:07

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools; 'We're talking about a lost generation', says a recently released HRW report.

Central African Republic leader wants training for troops

2017-03-17 11:20

The president of Central African Republic have called for additional training and equipment for the country's armed forces so they can be deployed to deal with the conflict among groups that is leading to loss of lives "and massive destruction".

UN proposes payment cuts to curb sex abuse by peacekeepers

2017-03-10 08:33

TheUN has proposed a series of new steps aimed at stamping out sex abuse by peacekeepers, such as cutting off payments, as a report shows an increase in abuse allegations.

Militia chief among 4 killed in CAR flareup

2017-02-08 13:40

A militia chief and two of his henchmen have been shot dead in clashes in Bangui, Central African Republic's capital, sparking a backlash in which a pastor was also killed, police say.

French priest jailed over child abuse in Central Africa Republic

2017-01-27 08:46

A French court has sentenced a priest to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

In Central African Republic, 'impunity on staggering scale'

2017-01-11 14:25

Amnesty International says the lack of justice in Central Africa Republic is so acute that some victims are forced to live daily lives alongside their aggressors.

Enough is enough, Africans deserve better, Dlamini-Zuma tells African leaders

2017-01-04 10:04

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has taken a swipe at some leaders on the continent, accusing them of causing their people to suffer, a report says.

At least 100 killed in CAR since August - UN

2016-12-15 10:08

The Central African Republic has seen an "alarming increase" in human rights violations since August, with at least 100 people killed, the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said Wednesday.

HRW: Clashes between rebel Seleka groups 'killed' civilians in CAR

2016-12-05 16:08

Serious fighting in the Central African Republic in late November 2016 between two Seleka groups left at least 14 civilians dead and 76 wounded, Human Rights Watch says.

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