Central African Republic

One dead in protest against CAR peacekeepers

2015-04-10 19:47

One person died and a dozen people were wounded when hundreds of protesters clashed with UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

UN boosts force for Central African Republic

2015-03-26 22:23

The UN Security Council has decided to boost the UN force in the Central African Republic by 1 050 peacekeepers as the country prepares for elections.

France begins troop drawdown in Central African Republic

2015-03-06 09:02

France has announced it is reducing its troop numbers in the Central African Republic as it gradually hands over to an 8 500-strong UN peacekeeping force brought in to contain a deadly sectarian conflict.

UN peacekeepers kill 7 rebels in CAR fighting

2015-02-11 12:50

UN peacekeepers and French forces in the CAR used helicopters to bombard a rebel position in a town northeast of the capital and seven rebels died, the United Nations say.

Kony deputy's remains found

2015-02-02 21:05

The remains of the last lieutenant of Joseph Kony is believed to have been discovered in the Central African Republic.

CAR militia agree ceasefire, says mediator

2015-01-28 21:10

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed an initial ceasefire agreement, the top mediator at Kenyan based peace talks says.

Kidnapped French aid worker freed in CAR

2015-01-23 21:19

The kidnapped French aid worker and co-worker have been released in the Central African Republic.

US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at ICC

2015-01-21 10:08

A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children has been taken into custody at the ICC, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement.

UN worker kidnapped in Central African Republic

2015-01-20 16:31

Armed men in the capital of Central African Republic have kidnapped a staff member with the UN peacekeeping mission Minusca, a spokesperson says.

CAR rebels want $5m US reward

2015-01-19 20:41

CAR's Seleka rebels say they're entitled to a $5m award from the US because they handed over a wanted international war crimes suspect to American troops.


Central African militias agree peace deal

2015-04-08 21:41

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed to a ceasefire deal after months of negotiations mediated by Kenya.

Bangui visit encourages UN mission

2015-03-19 05:00

A United Nations fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic has found encouraging signs about the will to halt the violence and achieve a political transition.

Tens of thousands flee new CAR violence

2015-02-24 19:41

Surging violence in the Central African Republic has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in recent weeks to escape killings, rape and pillaging by militias.

UN wants 1 000+ more peacekeepers for CAR

2015-02-05 22:21

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for 1 030 more peacekeepers for CAR after the mission was left overstretched when infrastructure and senior officials had to be protected in Bangui.

CAR government rejects ceasefire deal

2015-01-29 14:50

The government of CAR says it has rejected a ceasefire deal made in Kenya between two militia groups aimed at ending more than a year of clashes and attacks in which thousands have died.

CAR: Militia kidnaps sports minister

2015-01-25 15:59

The wife of a minister in CAR’s transitional government says her husband has been kidnapped by armed men believed to belong to Christian anti-Balaka militia group.

International court urged for Central African Republic

2015-01-22 07:48

The United Nations commission that has accused both sides in the conflict in CAR of crimes against humanity is urging the UN to establish an international court to prosecute perpetrators.

Kidnapped UN worker released

2015-01-20 21:14

A kidnapped UN staff member has been safely released in the Central African Republic, says the UN.

France charity worker kidnapped in CAR

2015-01-19 23:10

A French charity worker has been abducted in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.

Rebel leader arrested in CAR

2015-01-18 22:45

A leader of Central African Republic's anti-Balaka Christian militia has been arrested in connection with murders, rapes and looting during the country's unprecedented sectarian violence.

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