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.

Divided Central African town a symbol of pre-election rifts

2015-10-25 16:28

In Dekoa, a town at a busy crossroads in the bloody heartland of Central African Republic, thousands of Christian residents squat in a churchyard under the gaze of UN peacekeepers, a short distance from their own homes.

Armed groups seize schools in CAR

2015-09-10 22:08

Armed groups have been attacking schools in the Central African Republic and using them as bases amid persistent violence.

CAR warlords must face justice - UN rights chief

2015-09-05 07:31

Rebel and militia leaders responsible for the worst crimes committed in Central African Republic have yet to be arrested, let alone prosecuted, the UN's top human rights official says.

CAR Muslims forced to convert

2015-07-31 18:59

Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International says.

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.

EU to help CAR military

2015-03-16 20:25

EU foreign ministers have given the final go-ahead for a mission to help with military reform in the Central African Republic.

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.

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 Republic rebels block highways

2014-11-13 18:50

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have blocked two highways through the capital Bangui and exchanged gunfire with UN peacekeepers.


Hostages killed in Central African Republic

2015-10-27 22:49

Three hostages seized in Central African Republic this week have been killed and three more seized later by another group were killed as well.

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.

UN creates weapons-free zone in CAR

2015-09-09 19:00

The United Nations has established a "weapons-free zone" in a town in the Central African Republic to protect civilians.

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.

Armed groups in CAR sign disarmament deal

2015-05-11 10:49

Rival armed groups in Central African Republic have signed a deal to lay down arms and end a conflict that has killed thousands, the UN says.

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.

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.

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.

Revenge killings in CAR leave at least 14 dead

2014-12-06 12:55

At least 14 people have been killed in tit-for-tat sectarian violence in Central African Republic, and hundreds of Christians have sought shelter in the main church in the central town of Bambari.

Two killed, corpse mutilated in CAR

2014-10-08 17:19

An angry crowd has killed a Muslim man in the capital of Central African Republic, decapitating and burning his corpse, and in revenge Muslims killed a taxi driver.

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