ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Over 100 killed in S Sudan cattle raid

2014-04-20 16:00

Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

Strife-weary CAR nostalgic for bloody 'emperor'

2014-04-19 10:00

In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality.

'Broke' UN agency pleads for help in CAR

2014-04-17 09:42

Inter-communal violence is tearing CAR apart but the conflict is not getting attention or aid needed to save huge numbers of lives, the UN says.

Chad pulls out all troops from CAR

2014-04-16 19:15

Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

Gunmen attack head of DRC wildlife reserve

2014-04-16 09:25

Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildflife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

Gunmen ambush foreign peacekeepers in CAR

2014-04-11 16:21

Gunmen have ambushed French and African peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic’s mining town of Bria, residents say.

30 dead in CAR clash, says priest

2014-04-10 13:16

A priest says fighting in Central African Republic has left at least 30 people dead and forced many to flee their homes for the bush.

3 600+ cases of sexual violence in DRC

2014-04-10 07:55

A new UN report says more than 3 600 women, children and men have been subjected to sexual violence in DRC over a 4-year period by the country’s defence and security forces or armed rebels.

Zuma's stance on Uganda's anti-gay law an insult - DA

2014-04-09 15:57
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DA says President Jacob Zuma's failure to condemn Uganda's anti-gay laws is an insult to the Constitution and former president Nelson Mandela's views on human rights.

UN 'to give green light' to CAR mission

2014-04-09 07:38

The Security Council of the UN is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the deployment to CAR in September of about 12 000 peacekeepers, diplomats say.

Central Africans in 'urgent' need of food

2014-04-07 21:10

The crisis in the strife-torn Central African Republic has left 1.6 million people - a third of the population - in urgent need of food.

Priests, nun kidnapped in Cameroon

2014-04-05 11:55

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry says.

500 000 displaced by DRC attacks

2014-04-04 22:19

UN says 500 000 have been displaced by recent militia attacks in DRC's mineral-rich southeast.

Ban slams 'appalling atrocities' in CAR

2014-04-04 17:17

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the drawn-out conflict in the CAR that has left thousands of people killed and over a million others displaced.

UN: Chadian troops killed 30 in CAR attack

2014-04-04 12:17

Chadian soldiers killed 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a market in Bangui in March, the UN says.

CAR Muslims trapped in the 'Alcatraz of Africa'

2014-04-04 09:54

As weeks of vigilante raids by mostly Christian militia in CAR have threatened to turn into a full-blown genocide, many of those sheltering in mosques are trapped inside, too scared to leave.

UN to vote on force for CAR

2014-04-03 08:48

The president of the Security Council says a vote on a long-requested UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic is expected in the second week of this month.

Residents of CAR capital flee after killings

2014-04-02 12:55

Hundreds of residents of the Central African Republic capital Bangui were still fleeing on Tuesday after an attack in which Chadian soldiers fired into a crowd, killing at least 24.

CAR tops agenda at EU-Africa summit

2014-04-02 08:45

African and European leaders are set to hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic as 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.

UN ready to evacuate 19 000 Muslims in CAR

2014-04-01 14:51

The UN’s refugee agency says it is prepared to help evacuate at least 19 000 Muslims at risk of attack from mainly Christian militia in the conflict-torn CAR.

SANDF will not be deployed to CAR - minister

2014-03-31 22:13

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says South Africa will not deploy troops in the strife-torn Central African Republic.

Cameroon tightens border over diamonds

2014-03-31 20:33

Cameroon is tightening border security to halt the illegal flow of diamonds from neighbouring, conflict-torn Central African Republic.

20 killed in Bangui grenade attack

2014-03-28 18:24

At least 20 people have died after extremists lobbed hand grenades at a crowd of mourners during a funeral service in the Central African Republic.

251 Congolese die in boat disaster

2014-03-27 14:53

More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the DRC and Uganda, Kinshasa says.

AU brands CAR militia 'terrorists'

2014-03-26 14:42

The AU has branded militia targeting Muslims in CAR as “terrorists” and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after a Congolese peacekeeper was killed.

 

CAR on the brink of genocide: Tutu

2014-04-20 14:30

The Central African Republic is on the brink of genocide and the power now lies with its citizens to end the political turmoil, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said.

CAR crisis risk to global security, says UN

2014-04-17 11:43

The UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the conflict in Central African Republic could embroil the whole region and threaten global security.

Campaigning conservationist shot in DRC

2014-04-16 22:14

Environmentalists around the world have condemned the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn DRC.

UN seeks $274m for CAR refugees

2014-04-16 15:12

The UN and aid groups have launched an appeal for $274m to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.

Great potential between SA, Guinea - minister

2014-04-14 18:56

The relationship between SA and Guinea must be further explored as it shows great potential for mutual benefit, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

UN approves 12 000 strong force for CAR

2014-04-10 18:12

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a nearly 12 000-strong peacekeeping force for CAR, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.

UN may approve force for CAR

2014-04-10 07:55

France is predicting that the UN Security Council will vote unanimously to authorise a 12 000-strong UN peacekeeping force for CAR.

US envoy: CAR needs more troops

2014-04-09 21:24

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said that there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.

MSF worried over DRC hostages

2014-04-09 07:38

MSF says it is worried that intense fighting between the military and armed groups in eastern DRC could endanger its staff taken hostage there.

Rights group: No justice in CAR

2014-04-08 08:36

The United Nations director for Human Rights Watch has highlighted lack of justice in Central African Republic where Muslims are under attack.

Chad slams UN accusations over CAR killings

2014-04-05 14:02

Chad has dismissed "defamatory" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack in a crowded market in the Central African Republic, killing at least 30 people.

US envoy to focus on genocide prevention

2014-04-05 10:30

The US ambassador to the UN says she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings elsewhere in the region as well.

UN - Chad troops in unprovoked CAR killings

2014-04-04 20:58

The UN has accused Chadian soldiers of carrying out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in Central African capital Bangui.

CAR 'regrets' Chad decision to withdraw troops

2014-04-04 12:17

CAR "regrets" a decision by Chad to withdraw from the peacekeeping force trying to quell sectarian violence in the country, an official says.

Genocide: No justice for DRC massacres

2014-04-04 11:15

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DRC remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

Chad troops withdraw from CAR

2014-04-03 17:57

Chad has announced that it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in CAR after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that seized power last year.

PM: Chad soldiers were attacked first

2014-04-02 22:30

Soldiers from Chad who killed 24 people when they fired on a crowd in Bangui were responding to a grenade attack, the prime minister of CAR has said.

Cameroon frees minister from jail

2014-04-02 11:00

A Cameroon minister has been released from jail after he was arrested and remanded in custody on suspected embezzlement of public funds, a spokesperson says.

EU launches CAR military operation

2014-04-02 07:34

The EU has officially launched its delayed military mission to the CAR, seeking to bolster French and African forces that have failed to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

Ban warns against aiding CAR militia

2014-04-01 07:46

The UN chief has warned against any support or facilitation of violence by armed groups in CAR after Chadian troops were accused of opening fire on civilians and killing at least 10 people.

Chad troops defend actions in CAR

2014-03-31 22:03

Chadian soldiers have defended clashes in the Central African Republic which left 32 dead.

CAR: Soldiers kill 30 civilians

2014-03-30 22:14

Officials say Chadian soldiers have killed more than 30 civilians in Central African Republic's strife-torn capital city.

251 drown in Lake Albert boat disaster

2014-03-27 21:09

At least 251 Congolese refugees have drowned in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert.

Misca: CAR's anti-balaka an enemy

2014-03-27 05:45

The African peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has declared war on the majority-Christian vigilante groups known as anti-balaka.

African force declares war on ‘anti-balaka' group

2014-03-26 14:42

The head of African peacekeepers in the CAR says vigilante groups known as “anti-balaka” will be considered and treated as "enemies" from now on.

 
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