Central African Republic

Via social media, priest recounts horror of Central Africa violence

2017-07-05 22:38

"Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can't go out - it's just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook."

UN condemns attack on staffers in Central African Republic

2017-07-04 13:53

The United Nations refugee agency is condemning an attack on its staffers in Central African Republic.

UN: Congo to pull troops from CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse

UN in talks on withdrawing Congo peacekeepers from CAR

2017-06-21 11:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he is in talks with authorities in Congo on the fate of its troops who are facing accusations of misconduct while serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

2017-06-20 10:00

Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honour an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict have left thousands dead.

UN envoy fears 'security vacuum' in central Africa

2017-06-14 15:33

The UN says it fears a "security vacuum" in central Africa after the withdrawal of Ugandan, South Sudanese and US troops formerly tracking Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony.

UN chief 'concerned' over renewed Central African unrest

2017-06-10 14:39

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the "widespread instability" and attacks on UN troops in the Central African Republic, which has been wracked by renewed sectarian violence since last month.

Lack of aid funds fuelling C Africa crisis: UN

2017-06-01 20:56

A dire lack of aid funds in the strife-torn Central African Republic risks leaving a vacuum that armed groups will fill, dashing hopes of peace, the UN has said.

UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

2017-05-31 15:31

A damning United Nations report has alleged horrific crimes in the Central African Republic including rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and the use of child soldiers, which could amount to war crimes and even genocide.

C Africa violence forces 88 000 people to flee homes in May: UN

2017-05-30 19:34

Surging violence in Central African Republic has killed hundreds and forced some 88 000 people to flee their homes since the beginning of the month, the United Nations has said.


Hundreds of civilians killed in CAR war crimes: HRW

2017-07-05 13:23

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed hundreds of civilians in an unfettered spree of bloodletting, Human Rights Watch says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

At least 100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

2017-06-21 16:34

Clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic town of Bria have left at least 100 people dead in the wake of a peace agreement signed this week in Rome that called for an immediate cease-fire, officials say.

At least 40 killed in CAR day after ceasefire agreed: aid source

2017-06-21 06:06

At least 40 people have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources say, a day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.

DRC to withdraw UN peacekeepers accused of misconduct

2017-06-20 08:31

More than 600 troops from DRc serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse and other misconduct, UN officials say.

UN envoy: Central African Republic headed toward peace

2017-06-13 10:18

The U.N. envoy for Central African Republic says the country is "on a path to incremental peace" that will be achieved if U.N. peacekeepes keep responding strongly against armed groups

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Lesotho, S Sudan

2017-06-02 21:01

President Robert Mugabe has kicked off a nationwide series of rallies to drum up support from youths ahead of 2018 election, and South Sudan Rebel leader Riek Machar tells UN that SA has been "hospitable".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Kenya

2017-06-01 08:30

A senior Zimbabwean war veteran says Rhodesia 'was better than President Robert Mugabe's govt', and Nigeria's freed Chibok girls are set to begin a special rehabilitation programme in Abuja.

EXPOSED: #GuptaEmails show Ngubane, Guptas linked to CAR 'bribe' talks

2017-05-31 10:49

A failed bid to secure a lucrative oil concession in the Central African Republic ties a company linked to Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane and Gupta associate Salim Essa to talks involving the payment of “behind the scenes incentives” to government officials there.

DRC authorises trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

2017-05-29 18:01

The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast, the government has said.

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