Central African Republic

'In turmoil again': Central African Republic unrest spreads

2017-05-24 18:33

No soldiers or police patrol this remote town in the far southeast of Central African Republic, where armed groups have attacked several times in the past few months.

20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

2017-05-20 12:30

Gunmen have looted humanitarian compounds as fighting grips the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities say.

UN worried by new heavy weapons in C Africa

2017-05-18 21:26

A recent attack targeting UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic was carried out with heavy weapons that have not been used in other outbreaks of fighting, a UN official has said.

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

2017-05-16 22:01

A series of attacks in remote areas of Central African Republic have forced more than 15 000 people to flee their homes over the past week while at least 130 are feared dead, says authorities.

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

2017-05-16 20:10

The UN high commissioner for human rights says violence is spreading through parts of Central African Republic that previously had been spared the kind of sectarian bloodshed seen in the capital.

Ugandan troops face sexual abuse charges in central Africa

2017-05-15 18:55

Human Rights Watch says Ugandan soldiers in Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape.

Fifth UN peacekeeper found dead after Central Africa attack

2017-05-12 06:05

Another UN peacekeeper has been found dead in the Central African Republic, bringing to five the toll from an attack this week that was the deadliest to date on the mission, says the UN spokesperson.

4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

2017-05-10 21:00

A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic has ambushed a UN convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations says.

Central African Republic violence kills 45 over 3 months

2017-05-02 18:01

Human Rights Watch says armed groups targeting civilians in Central African Republic have killed at least 45 people and displaced 11 000 in the past three months.

US to continue training regional troops against Uganda’s LRA

2017-04-21 17:06

The United States has said that it will still train east and central African troops to prevent Uganda’s notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony’s fighters from regrouping.


ICC prosecutor says C Africa bloodshed 'must stop now'

2017-05-23 22:44

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has called for an immediate halt to the renewed sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic, warning that war crimes will be punished.

UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic

2017-05-19 20:07

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

Red Cross finds 115 dead in Central African Republic town

2017-05-17 21:08

The Red Cross in Central African Republic says at least 115 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of attacks in the southeastern town of Bangassou.

C Africa refugees stream into DRC by the thousands

2017-05-16 21:05

Thousands of people fleeing troubled Central African Republic have streamed into DRC following an outbreak of sectarian violence in the border city of Bangassou, the UN's refugee agency says.

UN forces retake strategic areas of Central African Republic city

2017-05-16 06:08

Hundreds of armed rebels have agreed to withdraw from Central African Republic's city of Bangassou which they attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby UN base and displacing hundreds, the United Nations says.

Moroccan UN peacekeeper killed in C Africa attack: UN

2017-05-13 19:59

A Moroccan UN peacekeeper was killed in an attack in the Central African Republic's southeast, says the United Nations.

UN: Attack on peacekeepers in CAR was biggest

2017-05-11 16:32

The United Nations says this week's attack on the UN peacekeepers by a Christian rebel group was the biggest in the Central African Republic and left four soldiers dead, 10 injured and one missing

Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2017-05-09 13:23

Attackers in Central African Reoublic have ambushed a convoy of the UN peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocc, killings one Cambodian soldier and wounding six other peacekeepers, Cambodian officials say.

US troops hunting LRA warlord Kony begin Central Africa pullout

2017-04-27 11:12

US special forces has began to pull out from Central Africa, ending a five-year hunt for brutal LRA warlord Joseph Kony, who is wanted for crimes against humanity.

Uganda declares end to mission to pursue warlord Kony

2017-04-19 18:20

Uganda's military is ending its pursuit of internationally known warlord Joseph Kony, saying its mission "has now been successfully achieved" even though the rebel leader remains at large.

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