Central African Republic

12 militiamen killed in CAR clash with UN troops: govt

2020-02-18 19:11

Twelve members of an armed group died in a clash with UN peacekeepers and government troops in northeastern Central African Republic, authorities say.

Fresh clashes in key Central African Republic town

2020-01-23 22:55

Two armed groups who last year joined an agreement aimed at bringing peace to the Central African Republic have clashed in a key northeastern town, the UN says.

Russia wants end to embargo on CAR diamonds

2019-11-12 20:32

Russia backs lifting an embargo on diamond exports from the Central African Republic, the deputy finance minister says, as Moscow is preparing to chair a global scheme regulating the gem trade.

Militiamen death toll rises to 38 in Central African Republic rival fighting

2019-09-17 06:24

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

Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN

2019-05-22 22:18

More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission says.

UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

UN chief urges countries to back CAR peace deal

2019-02-07 15:51

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on countries to back a peace deal signed between the government of the Central African Republic and armed groups that control most the country's territory.

UN sets course toward easing CAR arms embargo

2019-01-31 16:32

The UN Security Council is set to open the door to an easing of the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, five years after the country stood on the verge of genocide.

Central African Republic soccer boss appears at global court

2019-01-26 09:00

The chief of Central African Republic's soccer federation has appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court following his arrest in France on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in his home country.

Central African Republic war crimes suspect sent to court

2019-01-24 10:19

War crimes suspect who is also head of Central African Republic's soccer federation transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he faces allegations of leading a mainly Christian militia that targeted Muslims in deadly interreligious fight


At least 50 killed in militia clashes in Central African Republic town

2020-01-28 15:42

Clashes between rival armed groups in Bria, a strategic town in eastern Central African Republic, have left dozens dead, a senior official says.

CAR rebel chief held in Chad, says government

2019-11-20 20:26

A veteran leader of one of the militias that control most of the Central Africa Republic has been arrested in neighbouring Chad, the CAR government says.

Thousands homeless after floods in Central African Republic

2019-10-29 21:10

The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28 000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross says, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".

Elephant Path: A Story of Hope and War in CAR

2019-08-09 20:24

In the rainforests of the Central African Republic is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water.

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister

2019-02-07 20:57

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister has said.

CAR: 14 armed groups for one poor country

2019-02-06 13:41

The Central African Republic's government and 14 militias that hold sway over most of the country have inked a peace agreement in Khartoum - the eighth since violence broke out in 2012.

First face-to-face meeting in CAR peace talks

2019-01-27 07:10

Central African Republic's government and militias who control most of the country have held their first face-to-face talks since the country's crisis erupted in 2012, as fresh violence claimed 13 lives.

Central African Republic peace talks open in Khartoum

2019-01-25 13:02

Peace talks to end chronic violence in the Central African Republic began in Khartoum, attended by representatives of the government and 14 armed groups, the UN peacekeeping mission in the CAR has said.

Aid group warns of Central African Republic 'catastrophe'

2019-01-23 17:21

The leader of an international aid group says Central African Republic "is steering toward a catastrophe" unless a new round of peace talks in Sudan this week succeed.

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