Central African Republic

CAR govt says 61 dead, 300 hurt in month

2015-10-05 21:00

More than 60 people died and 300 were hurt in several days of clashes in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui late last month.

CAR violence blocking aid effort - UN

2015-10-03 09:00

Ongoing clashes in the Central African Republic are preventing aid workers from helping more than 42 000 people who have fled their homes in the latest flare-up, the UN aid chief says.

Looting blocks Central African Republic aid effort

2015-10-01 21:17

Aid agencies in the Central African Republic are struggling to treat the wounded and distribute aid after days of renewed fighting in the capital Bangui which killed at least 40 people.

Barricades rise after CAR clashes, but expert warns of civil war

2015-10-01 07:29

Barricades have been lifted in the capital of the Central African Republic as tensions ease, but a UN expert has warned the country could descend into civil war unless the latest violence is contained.

Fears of civil war in Central African Republic

2015-09-30 20:14

The Central African Republic could descend into civil war unless the latest upsurge in violence in the chronically unstable country is brought under control, a UN expert has warned.

Amnesty warns of conflict diamond stockpile in CAR

2015-09-30 10:01

Amnesty International has called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fuelling militia violence and child labour.

CAR president pinned down at airport

2015-09-29 19:02

Fierce fighting between militia and UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic has pinned President Catherine Samba-Panza down in the airport.

CAR leader pleads for calm as UN says 27 000 flee unrest

2015-09-29 13:54

The Central African Republic’s president has appealed for calm as the UN reported 36 people dead and almost 30 000 displaced in three days of bloodshed terrorising the capital Bangui.

Ex-DRC VP Bemba, 4 allies go on trial, accused of bribing witnesses

2015-09-29 09:34

Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba, his former lawyer and three other allies are set to go on trial at the ICC charged with corrupting witnesses and interfering with the administration of justice.

Bangui paralysed by violence, mass escape

2015-09-28 23:05

Tension and fear has gripped Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, with the city's main streets closed by barricades after a spate of violence, looting and deaths.


CAR president calls for tougher UN mandate

2015-10-03 21:42

Central African Republic's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has called for a tougher mandate for the UN mission, Minusca.

Central African Republic polls delayed by fresh violence

2015-10-02 09:45

Fresh violence in Central African Republic has forced the delay of October 18 elections meant to put the troubled country on firmer political ground, officials say.

Bangui clashes an attempted coup - CAR president

2015-10-01 11:39

Those behind the wave of violence in Central African Republic’s capital were trying to stage a coup, the country’s interim president has charged after rushing back from the UN General Assembly.

Wounded trapped in Bangui

2015-09-30 20:14

The Red Cross says the Central African Republic's capital is too dangerous for their teams to collect bodies.

African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

Bangui streets deserted, as terrified residents shelter indoors

2015-09-30 07:39

The streets of the capital of the Central African Republic are deserted, with terrified residents sheltering indoors and tens of thousands fleeing their homes after three days of shooting and bloodshed.

CAR leader rushes home, pleads for calm

2015-09-29 19:00

The Central African Republic's president has appealed for calm as she rushes home after the United Nations reported 36 people dead and almost 30 000 displaced in three days.

At least 500 prisoners escape Central African Republic jail

2015-09-29 11:08

The worst violence to hit Central African Republic’s capital in a year has further deteriorated as more than 500 inmates escaped from a prison and militia fighters looted the offices of international aid organisations, officials say.

CAR leader leaves UN early due to violence in Bangui

2015-09-29 08:25

Central African Republic’s president, Catherine Samba-Panza, has left the UN general assembly in New York to return home due to the worst violence in the capital of her country, diplomats say.

UN peacekeepers kill 3 in Bangui

2015-09-28 21:01

Three protesters have been killed in the capital of the Central African Republic after UN peacekeepers opened fire on several hundred people marching on the president's office.

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