Central African Republic

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

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One United Nations peacekeeper has been killed and eight others have been injured in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, the UN says.

CAR Muslims forced to convert

2015-07-31 18:59

Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International says.

CAR court rules refugees have right to vote

2015-07-21 23:45

Central African Republic's highest court has overturned a decision by the transitional parliament that would have barred tens of thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries from voting.

Gunmen attempt attack on state radio in CAR

2015-07-07 21:43

Gunmen have been repelled in an attack on state radio in the Central African Republic.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

UN panel to review CAR child sex abuse claims

2015-06-23 11:55

A former Supreme Court justice of Canada will lead a review of how the UN handled allegations that French and African troops sexually abused children in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says.

DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots

2015-06-19 08:05

DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa.

UN chief sets up review over child sex abuse in CAR

2015-06-03 22:34

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has moved to set up an independent external review of how the United Nations handled allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in the Central African Republic.

Probes of child abuse in CAR should intensify - UN

2015-05-31 09:43

The UN human rights chief urged several countries to intensify their investigations of alleged sexual abuse of young children in the Central African Republic.

Child sex abuse: CAR, French leaders hail judicial co-operation

2015-05-27 13:28

France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leader of the two countries say, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.


UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis

2015-08-02 18:46

Activities cannot be continued till the end of year without immediate action to boost aid to the Central African Republic Ocha says.

George Clooney launches project to 'end war in Africa'

2015-07-22 13:25

Hollywood actor, George Clooney, has launched a new initiative called The Sentry aimed at ending conflicts on the African continent by tracking the money that fuels them.

UN warns against excluding refugees from CAR poll

2015-07-14 19:58

The UN is alarmed that authorities in the Central African Republic planned to block refugees from voting in October polls.

2 French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

2015-07-01 08:58

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry says.

New child sex abuse claims in CAR

2015-06-23 23:13

A UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic is suspected of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman says.

Date set for Central African Republic elections

2015-06-19 11:45

Central African Republic will hold presidential and parliamentary elections, seen as critical to drawing a line under a two-year inter-religious conflict on October 18, a spokesperson for the interim government says.

UN calls for CAR Congo troops probe

2015-06-05 23:00

The UN human rights chief says he was "deeply concerned" about inaction over claims that 11 people were killed by Congolese peacekeepers in the Central African Republic 15 months ago.

File on alleged sex-abuse by French in CAR declassified

2015-06-03 20:08

The Paris prosecutor's office has received documents linked to a military investigation of alleged sexual abuse by French soldiers against children in Central African Republic.

UN rights staff fear for jobs amid CAR sex abuse case

2015-05-29 08:37

The UN's poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers in the Central African Republic has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs.

Central African Republic pleads for aid to hold elections

2015-05-26 20:58

The interim president of the Central African Republic has urged rich donor countries to deliver on aid promised to her war ravaged nation, including funds to pay for elections later this year.

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