Central African Republic

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

2017-09-17 07:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.

Group: UN mishandling Central African Republic abuse claims

2017-09-15 19:01

Watchdog says UN mishandling Central African Republic peacekeeper sexual abuse claims.

'Horrifying surge' of violence in CAR: Amnesty

2017-09-08 17:01

Civilians in a central province of the strife-torn Central African Republic are enduring "a horrifying surge in torture, pillage and forced displacement", Amnesty International has reported.

UN aid chief warns of signs of genocide in Central African Republic

2017-08-23 15:56

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council there are early signs of genocide in the violence-plagued Central African Republic, according to diplomats.

UN sees early warning signs of genocide in CAR

2017-08-08 10:14

Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief says, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in CAR

2017-07-24 08:31

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence.

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.


UN to tackle claim it mishandles CAR rape cases

2017-09-16 14:00

The UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says it would probe allegations that investigations into sexual abuse by UN soldiers has been disastrously mishandled.

Fighting between CAR armed groups leaves 25 dead: UN

2017-09-13 11:43

At least 25 people in the Central African Republic have been killed in recent sectarian clashes between armed groups, while a new wave of thousands have been made homeless by the violence, the UN says.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

2017-09-07 18:20

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

For the Central African Republic there will be no peace without justice

2017-08-22 15:04

Since civil war broke out in the Central African Republic four years ago, citizens continue to live in fear. They say that peace will only come when the war criminals are brought to justice, writes The Conversation.

UN chief warns CAR could plunge back into full-blown conflict

2017-07-27 06:11

A new bout of violence in the Central African Republic that has killed nine peacekeepers this year risks derailing years of efforts to restore a fragile stability, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned.

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.

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