Militiamen death toll rises to 38 in Central African Republic rival fighting

2019-09-17 06:24

The death toll of militiamen killed in rival group fighting in the Central African Republic at the weekend has risen to 38, according to an internal United Nations report

Russia, Sudan foster deal among C African militia

2018-08-30 11:58

Russia and Sudan have hosted talks in Khartoum among some of the Central African Republic's rival militias, Central African Republic officials have said, while documents showed the groups had signed a preliminary agreement.

C Africa armed groups present peace demands to AU panel

2018-08-23 10:00

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have presented nearly 100 demands, including a general amnesty, to an African Union expert panel seeking to broker peace in the country.

One UN peacekeeper killed, 7 wounded in CAR ambush

2018-06-05 10:26

A UN peacekeeper from Tanzania has been killed and seven others wounded after their patrol was ambushed by gunmen in the Central African Republic, UN officials say.

Fighting between CAR armed groups leaves 25 dead: UN

2017-09-13 11:43

At least 25 people in the Central African Republic have been killed in recent sectarian clashes between armed groups, while a new wave of thousands have been made homeless by the violence, the UN says.

C Africa violence forces 88 000 people to flee homes in May: UN

2017-05-30 19:34

Surging violence in Central African Republic has killed hundreds and forced some 88 000 people to flee their homes since the beginning of the month, the United Nations has said.

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.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Third peacekeeper killed in CAR: UN

2017-01-06 15:50

Gunmen have killed a Bangladeshi peacekeeper in the restive Central African Republic on the same day that two Moroccan soldiers died in a separate attack, the country's UN mission says.

Central African Republic's head of armed forces shot dead

2016-10-04 21:57

The head of Central African Republic's armed forces was shot dead Tuesday and his teenage son was injured in an attack in the capital, Bangui, a family member said.


African Union sees 'positive' talks on CAR

2018-08-31 19:23

Representatives from 14 militias in the strife-torn Central African Republic have held "positive" talks that could lead to negotiations with the government, the AU, acting as a mediator, has said.

Rights movements oppose amnesty for armed groups in C Africa

2018-08-24 20:19

Leading human rights movements have united to oppose any amnesty for atrocities by fighters in armed groups in Central African Republic as a trade-off for peace, they have stated.

EU extends military training in Central Africa

2018-07-30 22:41

The European Union has extended its military training mission in the Central African Republic for two more years, it has announced, pledging 25 million euros to help reform the country's defence sector.

2 killed in Central African Republic op to rout armed groups

2018-04-09 14:02

The United Nations and Central African Republic forces have launched an operation targeting armed groups in a mainly Muslim district of Bangui in which at least two people were killed and dozens wounded, UN and medical sources say.

Lack of aid funds fuelling C Africa crisis: UN

2017-06-01 20:56

A dire lack of aid funds in the strife-torn Central African Republic risks leaving a vacuum that armed groups will fill, dashing hopes of peace, the UN has said.

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.

Moroccan soldier wounded in fresh attack on C Africa

2017-05-14 22:00

A Moroccan peacekeeper has been injured in a fresh attack on a UN base in the deeply troubled Central African Republic, after a compatriot died in another night raid.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

UN chief demands immediate end to CAR violence

2016-11-29 09:23

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned recent clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion in the Central African Republic, urging armed groups to immediately end the violence.

Two dead as violence mars fragile CAR vote

2015-12-14 08:49

Two people were killed as heavy weapons fire and clashes broke out in the Muslim district of the Central African Republic capital, marring a referendum on a new constitution aimed at ending years of sectarian strife.

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