Despite what it may look like, the quality of life for most people who are able to emigrate deteriorates significantly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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