Central African Republic

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.

CAR ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

2018-11-18 06:57

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crimes against humanity, a government source has said.

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over CAR

2018-11-15 21:31

France, Russia and the United States are locked in negotiations to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there.

UN weighs plan to support deploying CAR army

2018-11-08 11:34

The UN Security Council is weighing a plan that would see UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic offer support to newly-trained national troops as they deploy across the strife-scarred country.

CAR MP fires into air in parliament

2018-10-30 10:00

A lawmaker has fired into the air in the Central African Republic's parliament after an altercation with a colleague as MPs were preparing to vote for a new speaker, an eyewitness says.

On the frontline against monkeypox in Central African Republic

2018-10-25 19:34

In a remote southwestern pocket of the Central African Republic, doctor Patrick Karume and his small team are on the jungle frontline to quarantine a rare outbreak of monkeypox.

30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

2018-10-16 18:26

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN has said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity.

UN envoy wants transparency over CAR arms imports

2018-09-28 14:37

A top UN envoy called Thursday for transparency on arms flowing into the Central African Republic from Russia, China or the United States, urging diplomatic "coherence" as Moscow seeks a larger role in the war-torn sub-Saharan country.

CAR aid groups halt operations after staff attacks

2018-09-13 10:10

Six humanitarian groups working in the north of the troubled Central African Republic have halted operations to protest violent attacks against their personnel.

African Union sees 'positive' talks on CAR

2018-08-31 19:23

Representatives from 14 militias in the strife-torn Central African Republic have held "positive" talks that could lead to negotiations with the government, the AU, acting as a mediator, has said.


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.

At least 7 killed in CAR clashes: sources

2018-11-17 07:22

At least seven people, including a priest, died in clashes between armed groups in Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), UN and church sources have told AFP.

CAR facing worst food insecurity since 2014, UN warns

2018-11-08 19:28

Nearly two million people urgently need feeding in violence-hit Central African Republic in the worst food insecurity in four years, the UN's food agency has warned.

Thousands shelter in hospital during CAR clashes: MSF

2018-11-01 19:42

Fighting between armed groups in Batangafo, Central African Republic, forced more than 10 000 people to take refuge in the town's hospital, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

CAR ousted assembly leader vows to wage court fight

2018-10-29 17:22

The Central African Republic's ousted assembly leader has called for calm, saying he would legally challenge his sacking which has taken on sectarian overtones.

UN envoy says armed groups in CAR will start disarming soon

2018-10-24 11:30

The UN envoy for Central African Republic says half a dozen armed groups are participating in a national programme and the government will begin disarming some groups in the west by the end of the year.

Angry crowd kills 3 Chinese nationals in CAR

2018-10-05 21:08

The government of Central African Republic says three Chinese nationals have been killed and three others wounded in an attack by community members angry about the disappearance of their youth leader.

France says 'no alternative' to AU-led plan on CAR

2018-09-25 12:20

France's foreign minister says an African Union-led plan is the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back against an alternative peace process steered by Russia.

Russia poetry competition in CAR offers holiday in Crimea camp

2018-09-01 07:30

Russia is promoting a competition for teenagers in the Central African Republic with the prize a holiday in a Soviet-era youth camp in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Russia, Sudan foster deal among C African militia

2018-08-30 11:58

Russia and Sudan have hosted talks in Khartoum among some of the Central African Republic's rival militias, Central African Republic officials have said, while documents showed the groups had signed a preliminary agreement.

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