Central African Republic

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.

CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

2019-01-10 13:15

The African Union says that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month.

CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers: UN report

2019-01-03 17:12

Muslim rebels who briefly seized power in the Central African Republic in 2013 have received fresh weapons supplies from traffickers in Sudan even as they take part in peace talks, according to a UN panel of experts.

ICC: France arrests Central African Republic militia leader

2018-12-12 21:25

A senior leader of a Central African Republic militia has been arrested in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture

Bangui archbishop recounts horror of Central Africa killings

2018-11-26 19:55

The Archbishop of Bangui, Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, has recounted the horrors of weeks of violence which left some 60 dead in the Central African Republic region of Alindao.

CAR ex-militia leader 'Rambo' appears at ICC

2018-11-23 16:03

A former militia leader from Central African Republic known as "Colonel Rambo" has for the first time faced judges in The Hague on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

CAR's forest rangers in rebels' line of fire

2018-11-22 08:01

The forest rangers of Central Africa's Bamingui Bangoran park cannot focus only on saving the region's dwindling wildlife: they have themselves to protect too. Read more...

Death toll in CAR clashes rises to 48: UN

2018-11-19 20:36

At least 48 people were killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias in a restive Central African Republic town last week, according to an internal UN report seen by AFP.

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

2018-11-18 19:05

Pope Francis has prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week.

Film tribute to French photographer killed in CAR

2018-11-18 11:09

A gang of men rampage through a burning village in Central African Republic, rifles and machetes swinging, the bodies of their victims slain on the ground.


13 killed in run-up to latest CAR peace bid

2019-01-22 19:46

Thirteen people were killed in a weekend attack in the west of Central African Republic, just days before the opening of peace talks, local and UN sources have said.

AU, UN to revive Central African Republic peace talks

2019-01-09 09:01

Senior officials from the African Union and the United Nations have arrived in the Central African Republic in a bid to revive a peace process in the strife-torn country.

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

2018-12-16 18:00

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.

Children suffering in Central African Republic 5 years on

2018-11-30 15:22

Children are bearing the brunt of five years of fighting in Central African Republic as thousands are trapped in armed groups, many suffer sexual violence, tens of thousands go hungry and one in four have fled their homes, the United Nations children's agency has said.

CAR war crimes suspect 'Rambo' was tortured: lawyer

2018-11-23 18:41

A former militia leader from the Central African Republic known as "Colonel Rambo" was tortured in detention before his transfer to The Hague on war crimes charges, his lawyer has said.

UN warns of famine risk in CAR

2018-11-22 18:30

The humanitarian situation in violence-hit Central African Republic is deteriorating at an "alarming rate", the UN has said, warning that famine would hit if nothing is done to reverse the trend.

CAR ex-militia leader 'Rambo' to face ICC judges

2018-11-20 21:10

A former Central African militia leader Alfred Yekatom, also known as "Colonel Rambo" will face international war crimes judges for the first time on Friday, the International Criminal Court has said.

Three soldiers killed in CAR army shootout

2018-11-19 05:29

Three Central African military died in a shootout between soldiers in the town of Bambari in the centre of the restive country, a high-ranking military source says.

Ex-CAR militia leader 'Rambo' arrives at ICC detention centre

2018-11-18 17:06

A former Central African Republic militia leader nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" has arrived in The Hague, where he will stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa: UN, Church

2018-11-18 09:12

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church have said after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.

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