The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent.
A French court has sentenced a priest to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.
Central African Republic's health minister says at least 16 people have died from cholera and there have been 66 recorded cases since the beginning of August.
UN says three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic the biggest killers of children aren't bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea
Former prime ministers contesting in close presidential poll as country takes crucial steps to end years of violence.
Two weeks after Pope Francis appealed to Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic to live as "brothers and sisters", the volatile nation braces for a referendum aimed at ending its bloody sectarian strife.
Four French soldiers have been questioned in Paris as part of the investigation into the rape of children in the Central African Republic, a source close to the investigation says.
UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have been accused of sexually abusing a young girl, UN officials say, the latest in a string of allegations of misconduct to hit the troubled mission.
UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.
The UN chief has condemned 'appalling' child sexual abuse allegations by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.
A court charged with probing atrocities committed in the Central Africa Republic has cleared its final hurdle and is expected to launch investigations later this year, its special prosecutor said.
A group that runs 10 national wildlife parks in Africa says a helicopter it chartered in Central African Republic has crashed, killing all three people on board.
The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.
A US-based advocacy group says 98 girls in Central African Republic have reported that they were sexually abused by international peacekeepers
The US Africa Command says a senior commander of the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected in the Central African Republic
Gunfire erupted in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, where protesters erected barricades after an announcement that ex-president Francois Bozize was barred from running for election.
Britain says UN Security Council members support a request to send hundreds more peacekeepers to Central African Republic as a visit by Pope Francis, and elections, are both set for the coming weeks.
The United Nations has slapped sanctions on a diamond firm from the Central African Republic and three militia leaders for undermining security in the troubled country.
A crumbling palace used by Jean-Bedel Bokassa during his short-lived stint as self-proclaimed emperor of the Central African Republic in the 1970s is now home to starving former rebels awaiting integration into the national army.
A suspected group of armed rebels from the Central African Republic have killed three people in a village in Cameroon and have kidnapped seven others, the latest in a spate of cross-border attacks.
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