ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

2015-08-29 21:58

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Militia group frees 163 children in Central African Republic

2015-08-29 09:04

An armed group has freed 163 children in Central African Republic which is riven by sectarian violence.

Clashes force thousands to flee after beheading

2015-08-28 21:20

Fresh violence in the central CAR town of Bambari ahead of the planned presidential elections next month has forced thousands to flee.

UN Central African Republic head promises discipline

2015-08-27 07:36

The UN’s acting special representative for Central African Republic says there is zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, calling on civilian and military personnel to act responsibly.

Opposition activist shot dead in Burundi

2015-08-23 18:25

A Burundian opposition activists has been shot dead east of the capital Bujumbura, as violence linked to the controversial election victory of President Pierre Nkurunziza persists.

Boko Haram attacks displace about 40 000 in Chad

2015-08-21 17:13

Around 40 000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency.

UN blacklists CAR diamond firm

2015-08-21 08:32

The United Nations has slapped sanctions on a diamond firm from the Central African Republic and three militia leaders for undermining security in the troubled country.

New claims of peacekeeper sexual abuse in Central African Republic

2015-08-20 07:23

The UN officials have received new disturbing allegations that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic sexually abused three young women – the latest claims targeting the scandal-tainted UN mission.

France plans to reduce troops in CAR

2015-08-19 20:57

France is mulling a further reduction of its troops in Central African Republic by the end of the year.

Alleged CAR rape victim endured a most brutal ordeal - Unicef

2015-08-18 13:28

The 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic "endured a most brutal ordeal", according to the UN Children's Fund.

 

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

2015-08-29 16:40

Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives.

DRC fires leave thousands homeless

2015-08-29 07:17

Widespread bush fires fanned by strong winds have destroyed hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaving thousands of people without shelter.

1 000s flee renewed fighting in Central African Republic

2015-08-28 10:56

The UN says several thousand people have been forced to flee their homes after days of fighting in the Central African Republic town of Bambari.

UN to stop feeding 7 000 ex-fighters in DRC

2015-08-26 20:06

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7 000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears.

10 killed in religious clashes in Central African Republic: police

2015-08-21 23:49

Ten people have been killed and five others injured in religious clashes in the Central African Republic, police say.

Convicted Congolese warlord appeals for early release

2015-08-21 12:15

A Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers has appealed to the ICC for early release from his 14-year sentence, saying he wants to go to university to research the cause of ethnic conflicts.

DRC to investigate soldier rape charges in CAR

2015-08-20 20:36

Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving in neighbouring Central African Republic.

CAR interfaith group gets UN peace prize

2015-08-19 22:02

Members of the Central African Republic's Interfaith Peace Platform have received an international peace award for their work to reconcile Muslims and Christians.

UN outraged by peacekeeper sex abuse

2015-08-18 20:31

The UN Security Council has expressed outrage and anger over allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and said troop-contributing countries must investigate.

Monusco child sex assults highlighted

2015-08-17 22:02

The UN mission in the DRC has launched a graphic campaign aimed at preventing sexual abuse by its peacekeepers following a child rape scandal.

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