CAR president lashes religious exploitation after bloodshed

2018-05-02 21:31

The president of the Central African Republic has accused militias of exploiting religious tensions a day after at least 16 people in the capital died in attacks that also targeted a church and a mosque.

Armed group executes 32 people in C Africa: HRW

2017-02-16 20:28

An armed group executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters in the lawless heart of Central African Republic in December, says Human Rights Watch..

Child sex abuse: CAR, French leaders hail judicial co-operation

2015-05-27 13:28

France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leader of the two countries say, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.

CAR’s shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

2014-10-02 11:16

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling 'endless' atrocities.

Clash among Seleka rebels in CAR kills 17

2014-08-26 14:48

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic of Congo, the military spokesperson for the rebels says.

French troops kill gunmen in heavy CAR clashes

2014-05-06 12:53

French peacekeepers have killed several militants after coming under attack from at least 40 heavily armed unidentified gunmen in the northwest of CAR, a French army official says.

Heavy fighting in Bangui disrupts UN aid visit

2014-02-19 16:31

Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR’s capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses say.

CAR president asks France to stay till polls

2014-02-18 07:44

The leader of the strife-torn CAR has asked French troops to stay until polls due in early 2015, as unabated sectarian violence wrecked Paris’s hope of a quick exit.

UN chief warns of partition in CAR

2014-02-12 13:23

The UN has raised the possibility that conflict-wracked CAR would be divided as a result of sectarian brutality and called for a robust international force to avoid mass atrocities.

Punish CAR lynching culprits - UN, France

2014-02-07 07:44

The UN’s top envoy and France have urged the Central African Republic authorities to punish soldiers involved in the gruesome public launch of a suspected ex-rebel.


19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in CAR capital

2018-04-11 18:01

The Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries,has been rocked after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint

Fighting in Central African Republic kills at least 20

2016-09-19 09:20

A local radio station and residents say that fighting between rival rebel groups in Central African Republic has killed at least 20 people.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn CAR

2014-09-11 10:28

A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep.

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25

2014-08-22 14:08

At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60km north of the CAR town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesperson for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels says.

15 000+ CAR civilians at risk of attack

2014-02-25 16:24

Thousands of civilians in conflict-torn CAR are at imminent risk of attack, the UN says, calling for heightened security and more international troops.

Call for more UN boots on the ground in CAR

2014-02-19 10:27

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called on the UN to commit more troops to the Central African Republic in order to end the crisis in the strife-torn country.

CAR children killed, mutilated

2014-02-14 12:56

The UN children’s agency says it is horrified at how children are being maimed and killed, including by beheadings, in the sectarian violence engulfing the Central African Republic.

Rwandan troops kill 1, halt lynching in CAR

2014-02-10 09:55

Rwandan peacekeepers have intervened to halt a lynching of Muslims, shooting dead one member of a crowd that had killed two Muslims in the capital of CAR, a Rwandan military spokesperson says.

Stop 'cycle of violence', US tells CAR

2014-02-06 07:40

The US has called for an end to the “cycle of violence” in the Central African Republic after soldiers publicly lynched a suspected ex-rebel following a military ceremony.

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