Central African Republic


80 missing in CAR riverboat sinking

2014-09-17 13:03

At least 80 people are missing in Central African Republic after their boat sank last week on M'poko River south of the capital Bangui, the government says.

US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

2014-09-15 19:48

The US has reopened its embassy in Central African Republic, shuttered in 2012 because of sectarian violence.

'More than 5 000 dead in Central African Republic'

2014-09-12 11:28

An Associated Press tally shows more than 5 000 people have died in the sectarian violence that has ravaged Central African Republic for nine months.

Around 700 children in Iraq killed, hurt YTD

2014-09-09 00:13

The UN envoy says around 700 children have been killed or hurt in Iraq this year, some as suicide bombers.

Company that failed SA troops gets 91 tenders - report

2014-08-29 09:14
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The company that reportedly failed South African troops in the Central African Republic last year, has since secured 91 tenders worth R209m, according to a report.

CAR unveils new government

2014-08-22 18:53

The prime minister of the Central African Republic has unveiled his new government, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.

Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high

2014-08-22 09:13

Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official says after a Red Cross volunteer was killed.

34 killed in CAR attacks

2014-08-16 17:25

A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over in a series of attacks on remote villages.

Muslim named as new CAR prime minister

2014-08-10 21:50

The president of the Central African Republic has named a Muslim as the country's new prime minister as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government.

French troops kill militiamen in CAR - report

2014-08-05 14:19

French peacekeepers have killed several militiamen after they came under attack while on patrol in the 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.

 

UN takes on CAR peace role

2014-09-15 22:03

The United Nations has taken over peacekeeping operations in the war-torn Central African Republic, where thousands have been killed in more than 18 months of sectarian violence.

Thirty killed in truck crash in CAR

2014-09-13 18:16

At least 30 people were killed when a truck plunged into a ravine in Central African Republic, a local official has said.

UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn CAR

2014-09-11 10:28

A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep.

Central African Republic elections likely delayed

2014-09-03 06:21

Elections set for February in Central African Republic to consummate a democratic transition after a March 2013 coup will probably be delayed because of persisting insecurity.

Clash among Seleka rebels in CAR kills 17

2014-08-26 14:48

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic of Congo, the military spokesperson for the rebels says.

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25

2014-08-22 14:08

At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60km north of the CAR town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesperson for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels says.

French troops wounded in CAR clash

2014-08-21 16:09

Three French soldiers have been wounded after fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic, the army says.

CAR rebels reject new PM

2014-08-11 21:05

The Central African Republic's northern Seleka rebels will not take part in a national unity government as they were not consulted about the choice of prime minister.

CAR government resigns

2014-08-05 21:00

The government of the strife-torn Central African Republic has resigned as part of a peace deal reached last month with Christian and Muslim rebel factions.

CAR ceasefire 'broken'

2014-07-29 09:04

The ceasefire in the Central African Republic has been 'broken' after a clash.

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.

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