Central African Republic

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.

UN chief demands immediate end to CAR violence

2016-11-29 09:23

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned recent clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion in the Central African Republic, urging armed groups to immediately end the violence.

UN base 'targeted' in Central Africa clashes

2016-11-22 11:29

The UN peacekeeping force in Central African Republic says one of its bases has come under fire during clashes between rival groups, prompting its troops to respond.

With no army or basic services, CAR leader eyes donors

2016-11-16 13:19

Though elected early this year, Central Africa's new president has no army to command or civil service to call on. He still fills in as a university maths lecturer due to lack of teaching staff.


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.

At least 16 dead, thousands displaced in CAR clashes

2016-11-24 09:30

Clashes between rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have left at least 16 people dead and several thousand civilians displaced, the UN says, warning of "targeted assassinations" against ethnic Fulani.

Donors pledge $2.2bn for CAR recovery plan

2016-11-18 14:04

International donors have pledged $2.2bn in aid for strife-torn Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest countries, officials say.

UN pledges more to protect Central African civilians

2016-11-04 11:29

The United Nations will do "everything in its power" to prevent further atrocities in the Central African Republic, a top UN official has said at the end of a three-day visit.

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