Central African Republic

UN votes to add 900 peacekeepers in Central African Republic

2017-11-16 15:58

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution increasing the UN peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic to a total of 11 650 military personnel.

UN opens probe of peacekeepers' response in CAR

2017-11-14 08:37

The United Nations has opened an independent investigation to determine whether UN peacekeepers responded appropriately to an outbreak of recent violence in the Central African Republic.

Attacks in CAR capital leave 7 dead, over 20 injured

2017-11-13 11:29

Four people have been killed and over 20 wounded after grenades were thrown into a concert in the chronically unstable Central African Republic.

UN chief in war-torn CAR town

2017-10-25 20:01

UN chief Antonio Guterres has arrived in the strife-ravaged town of Bangassou for a first-hand look at a notorious hotspot in Central African Republic's bloody conflict.

CAR clerics urge review of UN strategy ahead of Guterres visit

2017-10-24 13:03

Christian and Muslim leaders in Central African Republic, speaking ahead of a visit by United Nations chief Antonio Guterres, have urged the UN to overhaul its strategy for the strife-torn country.

UN says 2 peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

2017-10-22 07:02

The UN says two peacekeepers have been wounded in Central African Republic with mostly Christian anti-Balaka militias who attacked the southern town of Pombolo

UN chief wants 900 extra peacekeepers in CAR

2017-10-18 13:00

Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Security Council to beef up the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops.

CAR rebels terrorise with rape: HRW

2017-10-05 16:16

Armed groups in the Central African Republic are using rape and sexual slavery to terrorise women and girls, led by commanders who appear to have ordered the assaults, Human Rights Watch says.

CAR president says genocide talk 'not justified'

2017-09-27 20:39

The president of the Central African Republic has pushed back against the UN warnings of looming genocide in his country, saying the complex crisis could not be reduced to religious and ethnic strife.

UN to tackle claim it mishandles CAR rape cases

2017-09-16 14:00

The UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says it would probe allegations that investigations into sexual abuse by UN soldiers has been disastrously mishandled.


Top Africa stories: Zim coup threat, Mugabe, DRC

2017-11-14 08:37

Zimbabwe's army chief has threatened a coup, and ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies in both the ruling Zanu-PF party and government have reportedly dumped his camp .

Focus on Africa: Elections, Grace Mugabe, conflict in CAR

Somaliland continues its transitional power, as Monday marks its third presidential elections since its liberation from Somalia, while First Lady Grace Mugabe remains encouraged to serve as the vice-president of Zimbabwe. Watch this week's Africa wrap.

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UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

2017-11-04 15:34

The UN says there are 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against UN peacekeepers and civilians doing work for the UN refugee agency, among others, during the three-month period from July through September

UN chief praises peacekeepers in Central African Republic

2017-10-25 13:33

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is visiting Central African Republic amid mounting communal violence and a deteriorating humanitarian situation.

CAR holds military intervention record

2017-10-22 16:15

The Central African Republic, where the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit to a peacekeeping operation, holds the record for international interventions on its soil.

UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

2017-10-19 13:38

The UN SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres says he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation.

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in CAR

2017-10-12 10:33

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the UN says, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the mission.

UN fund for sexual abuse victims grows to $1.5m

2017-09-29 15:29

A UN fund to help victims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff has now grown to $1.5m following contributions from 10 more countries including Sri Lanka, whose troops were implicated in a 3-year-long child sex ring in Haiti

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

2017-09-17 07:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.

Group: UN mishandling Central African Republic abuse claims

2017-09-15 19:01

Watchdog says UN mishandling Central African Republic peacekeeper sexual abuse claims.

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