Central African Republic

France ships 1 400 assault rifles to CAR army

2018-12-11 16:59

France has handed over 1 400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces.

Russians killed in CAR were reporting on private army: employer

2018-08-01 14:40

Three Russian journalists who has been killed in the Central African Republic were investigating the activities of a private Russian army there, a media organisation they were working with have said.

'Strong progress' in calming DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2018-06-08 21:28

"Strong progress" has been made in calming Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organisation has said, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth."

Pope prays for peace in Central African Republic

2018-05-06 18:26

Pope Francis has offered a prayer in St Peter's Square for an end to violence in the deeply impoverished Central African Republic, which he visited 2 ½ years ago

6 dead in new fighting in Central African Republic's capital

2018-05-01 19:39

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says six people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded after fighting resumed in Central African Republic's capital.

Gabon to quit UN peacekeeping force in CAR

2018-03-10 07:42

Gabon is to withdraw its forces from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, a force known by its initials of MINUSCA

Three dead, 7 hurt as armed groups clash in C Africa flashpoint

2018-02-23 21:19

Three people were killed and at least seven others wounded in clashes which erupted overnight between armed groups in a flashpoint district of Bangui, Central African Republic's capital, medical sources has said.

Hundreds flee clashes in C Africa

2018-01-01 12:00

Hundreds of people in north-east Central African Republic have fled their villages following fresh violence between armed groups, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

CAR in faceoff with former militia over barracks

2017-11-07 21:33

Central African Republic's embattled government is in a faceoff with former fighters of an ousted militia who are occupying three barracks in the CAR capital Bangui, an AFP reporter has seen.

Clashes in CAR leave at least 2 dead, 10 injured

2017-10-31 07:30

Fighting between armed groups around the town of Batangafo in northern Central African Republic have left at least two dead and 10 wounded, aid workers have said.


Thirty-seven dead after CAR clashes: UN

2018-11-17 17:54

At least 37 people were found dead in a town in restive Central African Republic, the UN has said, after clashes between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias that saw a church torched in the latest surge of sectarian violence.

C Africa rebels rearm after military gets Russia weapons: UN panel

2018-08-01 10:19

Russia's supply of weapons to the Central African Republic's military has sparked an arms race, with rebels turning to traffickers in Sudan for fresh gun shipments, according to a UN panel of experts.

Protest in C African capital over sectarian violence

2018-05-09 20:26

Government offices, banks and schools have been shut in the Central African Republic capital Bangui in protest over deadly violence that has sparked fears of a return to sectarian conflict.

At least 16 killed in CAR flare-up

2018-05-01 21:29

At least 16 people were killed and nearly a hundred wounded in clashes between militia and security forces in the capital of the Central African Republic, sources have said.

19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in CAR capital

2018-04-11 18:01

The Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries,has been rocked after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint

C Africa deploys troops to flashpoint after deadly clashes

2018-02-25 09:47

The government of Central African Republic has deployed troops alongside United Nations peacekeepers to a flashpoint district on Bangui after clashes between rival groups left at least three people dead.

UN urges CAR mission to safeguard civilian lives

2018-01-26 18:45

An internal inquiry for the United Nations recommends tactical changes to the UN mission in the Central African Republic to protect civilians, according to findings made available to AFP.

UN gives green light on Russia arms to C Africa

2017-12-16 11:55

Russia has been authorised to provide the Central African Republic's armed forces with light arms, under an exemption to an arms embargo on the country granted by the UN, diplomatic sources have said.

Driver fired in Central African Republic bribery case

2017-11-07 16:13

A company working in Central African Republic on a UN contract says it has fired a driver who took bribes to transport Muslim civilians to safer parts of the country amid rising sectarian violence.

Calls for stronger role for UN force as Guterres ends CAR trip

2017-10-27 21:49

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday came under pressure to overhaul the role of UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic as he wrapped up a visit to the conflict-torn country.

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