Central Africa Republic

Sudan shuts border with Libya, Central African Republic over security concerns

2019-09-27 08:30

Sudan Thursday ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security concerns, the country's ruling body announced, the first such decision since the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

UN seeks inquiry into new claims of peacekeeper sexual abuse

2018-10-06 17:28

The United Nations is asking Mauritania to investigate allegations that Mauritanian peacekeepers participating in a UN mission in Central African Republic sexually abused at least three children under 18

6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

2017-08-09 16:43

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

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..

Fighting in Central African Republic kills at least 20: UN

2016-10-13 22:00

Fighting in the Central African Republic kills at least 20,wounding 41 others, UN peacekeeping mission says.

Votes being counted after pivotal CAR election

2015-12-31 15:58

Ballots cast during the Central African Republic's elections are being counted as voters came out en masse in hopes of peace and stability.

UN commander brings hope to CAR

2015-12-28 12:16

A more aggressive approach by a new commander of UN peacekeepers is bringing respite from strife in the Central African Republic.

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.

Head of CAR's election commission resigns

2015-10-09 22:22

The president of Central African Republic's election commission says he has resigned, casting further doubt on plans for a vote meant to restore democracy.

Hollande promises to be 'relentless' against CAR rapists

2015-04-30 19:55

French President Francois Hollande has said that he would be "relentless" in pursuit of any soldiers guilty of raping children in the Central African Republic.


Details from Central African Republic rebel deal released

2019-02-09 17:10

An agreement signed by Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups earlier this week will see the dissolution of armed groups, the formation of an inclusive government and the creation of a fund for victims who have suffered in years of conflict, according to the accord

Thousands flee militia violence in C Africa

2018-02-09 15:10

About 7 400 people have been forced to flee their homes as fighting raged between rival militias in northwest Central African Republic, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance Army

2017-05-19 21:07

The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world's most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if countries don't "urgently" fill the void as the United States and Uganda give up the pursuit.

Top Africa stories: Zim, CAR, Zambia

2017-02-08 20:31

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has expelled several key allies from her ZimPF party, and Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the ICC.

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.

Voters in CAR head to polls

2015-12-30 12:13

Voters are heading to the polls after several delays in the Central African Republic hoping for stability after years of violence.

Residents in CAR north make the vote

2015-12-15 14:40

Voters in Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga-Bandoro have made it to the polls for a constitutional referendum after threats of violence by militias prevented their participation.

CAR ex-leader Bozize to run for president

2015-12-01 11:49

Central African Republic's former president Francois Bozize, who was overthrown in a 2013 rebellion, filed his candidacy for the country's December presidential election, his party's secretary-general has told AFP.

Central Africa's diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat

2015-06-08 08:55

The mine at Banengbele, near Boda in the south of the strife-torn Central African Republic, is one of many in the region where groups of diggers or 'Nagbata' as they are called toil like ants with shovels and spades for the equivalent of three dollars a day.

EU to help CAR military

2015-03-16 20:25

EU foreign ministers have given the final go-ahead for a mission to help with military reform in the Central African Republic.

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