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.

CAR church compound attacked - 'many' dead

2014-07-07 21:44

Rebel fighters and armed Muslims have killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in the Central African Republic where thousands of civilians have taken refuge, officials say.

Asylum-seeking Congolese sent to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 14:38

Three Congolese witnesses formerly detained by the ICC have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands, their layer says.

Grenade kills child in CAR

2014-07-04 07:43

A child has been killed and ten other people have been badly injured after a grenade exploded in the capital of Central African Republic.

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

2014-06-28 11:10

All sides involved in the deadly conflict in the CAR need to work together if the country is to get over the current gridlock, the president of neighbouring Chad says.

CAR death toll rises to 70 in 4 days

2014-06-26 23:21

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer says, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

Dangerous spiral of attacks in CAR, UN says

2014-06-25 07:55

The conflict-torn CAR is experiencing a dangerous spiral of attacks and reprisals of Christians and Muslim militia, the UN envoy says.

Group: Crimes against humanity in CAR

2014-06-24 14:58

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed with impunity in the Central African Republic, the International Federation of Human Rights says.

US boosts humanitarian aid to CAR

2014-06-24 12:41

The US says it is boosting its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic to $118m in fiscal 2014.

Tortured bodies found in CAR river

2014-06-20 06:22

Ten bodies showing signs of torture have been found this week in a river in the troubled Central African Republic.

Central African Republic clashes continue

2014-06-11 22:05

In the Central African Republic Seleka fighters have publicly executed two people in revenge for two Muslims killed earlier.

CAR sugar factory reopens amid strife

2014-06-09 12:25

A sugar refinery – the war-torn Central African Republic's biggest factory – is back in business after soldiers recaptured it from former rebels who occupied it for more than a year.

CAR: 100s spend months hiding in church

2014-06-05 13:34

Hundreds of Muslims have spent months sheltered at a Central African Republic Catholic church in Carnot for fear of being attacked by Christian militia fighters.

C Africa refugees overwhelm Cameroon

2014-06-05 05:00

The United Nations food aid and refugee agencies have appealed for funds to cope with a growing humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

AU peacekeepers accused of abuses in CAR

2014-06-02 21:23

African Union peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo operating in the Central African Republic have been accused of abuses, including torture, killings and detentions.

CAR premier calls for voluntary disarmament

2014-06-02 07:41

CAR’s prime minister has called for voluntary national disarmament in a bid to halt worsening cycle of violence that threatens to drive Muslims from the West of the country.

2 protesters killed in CAR capital Bangui

2014-05-30 10:27

Two people have been killed and several others wounded after gunfire erupted during protests in Bangui calling the resignation of the interim government, a military source says.

Gunfire in CAR capital, protesters in streets

2014-05-30 08:06

Automatic weapons fire has been heard in the Central African Republic capital Bangui and near the city’s airport as hundreds of protesters marched in the streets, a witness says.

Youths protest in CAR over church attack

2014-05-29 13:07

Youths in the CAR have set up barricades on roads in the capital and lit fires to protest at an attack by Muslim gunmen on a church that left at least 11 people dead, witnesses say.

29 kids starve, freeze to death fleeing CAR

2014-05-23 15:07

At least 30 children fleeing the war-ravaged CAR have died in just a month from starvation, exhaustion and exposure after crossing into Cameroon, the UN says.


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.

Central African Republic violence escalating

2014-07-07 20:17

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims.

DRC: Peacekeepers regret failing to stop massacre

2014-07-04 10:04

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC says he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

Seleka kills another 3

2014-07-02 17:47

Muslim Seleka rebels have killed three people in a Central African Republic village overnight.

Central African Republic peace nearer

2014-06-27 19:33

The two main factions in the Central African Republic's inter-communal conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands.

CAR: At least 50 killed in fresh wave of violence

2014-06-25 13:48

At least 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian in the Central African Republic, a peacekeeping officer says.

Central African Republic at risk of genocide

2014-06-24 20:58

The Central African Republic is at risk of genocide, a human rights group is warning.

Gunmen have killed 17 Muslims in CAR

2014-06-24 13:49

Gunmen have killed 17 Muslims at a camp in the centre of the strife-torn Central African Republic in the latest sectarian violence to wrack the impoverished country, peacekeepers say.

Central African Republic killings continue

2014-06-23 20:11

Christian militia have raided a Central African Republic village, killing 18 Muslims.

CAR: 1 000s call for rearming of ragtag army

2014-06-12 11:29

Since thousands of foreign troops have struggled in vain for more than a year to quell sectarian violence in the CAR, growing numbers of people want the notoriously ragtag army rearmed.

CAR requests ICC probe into violence

2014-06-11 15:16

The Central African government has announced that it has requested the ICC to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

UN: Both sides in CAR behind war crimes

2014-06-06 05:00

A UN report says there is ample evidence both sides in Central African Republic have committed war crimes.

Burundi ready to boost CAR contingent

2014-06-05 07:46

Burundi is ready to send hundreds more troops to Central African Republic, where international forces are trying to put an end to sectarian violence, President Pierre Nkurunzisa says.

CAR bans SMS

2014-06-04 12:36

Text messages in the Central African Republic are now considered a security threat and their use has been suspended.

CAR leader sees political conspiracy in attacks

2014-06-02 09:07

A recent surge in violence in the CAR capital Bangui was caused by "agitators" trying to "manipulate the youth for purely political reasons", President Catherine Samba Panza says.

3 killed as peacekeepers open fire in CAR

2014-05-31 09:41

Three people have died in the Central African Republic after peacekeepers fired on "armed demonstrators" during an anti-government protest.

UN chief condemns C.Africa attacks

2014-05-30 09:03

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned recent attacks in the Central African Republic, including at a church in the capital Bangui, his spokesperson says.

CAR city tense after church attack

2014-05-29 18:21

Tensions are rising in the capital of Central African Republic a day after Muslim rebels attacked Christians sheltering at a Catholic church.

At least 15 killed, including priest, in CAR clashes

2014-05-29 10:57

At least 15 people, including a priest, have been killed and several others wounded in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a military source says.

Zuma condemns Nigeria kidnappings, Kenya blast

2014-05-19 13:25

President Jacob Zuma has expressed concern about the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria and has denounced last week’s bombing in Kenya, saying targeting unarmed civilians is deplorable.

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