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Former Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui on Friday, exactly six years after quitting as head of state, and pledged to support peace in the troubled country.
A UN panel is calling for targeted sanctions against former CAR president Michel Djotodia, accused of trying to derail the political transition in Bangui, diplomats say.
Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have blocked two highways through the capital Bangui and exchanged gunfire with UN peacekeepers.
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.
Three French soldiers have been wounded after fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic, the army says.
President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions against the former CAR leaders Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia as well as three other officials, the White House says.
Violence in CAR has forced almost all of the country’s Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official says.
France has drawn up a list of eight citizens of CAR, including former president Francois Bozize, on whom it believes the UN should impose sanctions, diplomatic sources say.
Thousands of civilians in conflict-torn CAR are at imminent risk of attack, the UN says, calling for heightened security and more international troops.
Heavy fighting has erupted near the airport in CAR’s capital Bangui, as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses say.
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.
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.
The ICC has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says.
Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official says after a Red Cross volunteer was killed.
The former president of war-torn Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, who led the rebel Seleka militia that swept him to power last year, has been renamed head of the movement.
The EU has officially launched its delayed military mission to the CAR, seeking to bolster French and African forces that have failed to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.
The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African republic has denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzavile.
The UN has sounded alarm over a potential new bloodbath in CAR as France prepares to extend the stay of its troops in its troubled former colony.
Heavy fighting including rocket and grenade attacks has broken out near the airport in CAR, sparking fear and panic in a nearby displacement camp.
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.
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