Attack on presidential palace thwarted in CAR

2013-12-27 07:39

Assailants armed with heavy weapons have attempted to attack the presidential palace as well as the residence of the Central African Republic's embattled leader, but were pushed back, officials say.

Ousted CAR leader Bozize in SA - reports

2013-06-04 14:28

The government has declined to comment on reports that ousted Central African Republic president Francois Bozize is in South Africa.

Minister confirms SA troop deployment

2013-05-24 13:13

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has confirmed the deployment of SA troops in countries neighbouring the Central African Republic, to support the withdrawal of troops from the country.

6 dead in latest CAR clash

2013-05-20 18:06

At least six people have died and several other were injured in fighting between military police and Seleka rebels in CAR at the weekend, a military police official says.

CAR rebels went on rampage, body claims

2013-05-10 22:12

Ex-rebel fighters loyal to the new leader of Central African Republic went on a rampage after toppling the former president, executing opponents, raping women and looting homes, Human Rights Watch says.

SANDF flexes muscles ahead of mission

2013-05-09 22:20

The air force has showed off its military might with precision bombing and helicopter gunships firing fusillades of rockets just days ahead of an unprecedented "peace enforcing" deployment to the eastern DRC.

Zuma wants African intervention brigade

2013-05-07 14:28

The African Union needs a stronger military capacity to respond to instability on the continent, President Jacob Zuma has said after meeting his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan.

Zuma: Stability needed in CAR

2013-05-03 21:18

No effort should be spared in bringing stability to the Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma says.

Soldier wounded in CAR dies in hospital

2013-04-30 21:38

A soldier injured on deployment to the Central African Republic has died in hospital, the SA National Defence Force says.

SA missions 'would be peaceful under Cope'

2013-04-27 17:00

SA would actively participate in peace mission and not war if it was under the rule of the Congress of the People, its leader Mosioua Lekota says.


Zuma's secret deal with dictator

2013-08-25 08:51

The Central African Republic’s ousted dictator Francois Bozize says President Jacob Zuma’s broken promises made during a secret back-room deal led to his downfall.

Another soldier wounded in CAR dies

2013-05-29 09:39

The death toll of South African soldiers attacked in the Central African republic has risen to 15, the SA National Defence Force says.

Minister salutes CAR heroines

2013-05-23 19:35

Two women have stolne the show in the National Assembly for their bravery during the March battle between SA soldiers and Central African Republic rebels.

SA Army's financial woes

2013-05-16 13:56

Budgetary constraints have crippled the SA Army in its attempts to fulfil national and international obligations, army chief Lieutenant General Vusimuzi Masondo says.

Parabat flies into rugby post

2013-05-10 08:47

A Bloemfontein parabat has been admitted to hospital with chest injuries after he flew into a rugby post during a welcoming ceremony for soldiers returning from the Central African Republic.

Mangaung to welcome back CAR soldiers

2013-05-09 10:18

The city of Mangaung will hold a parade to welcome back the South African soldiers who were deployed in the Central Africa Republic.

CAR to probe Bozize for rights violations

2013-05-04 16:07

The Central African Republic's interim government has opened a probe into human rights abuses committed under ousted president Francois Bozize.

Zuma to skip Gupta wedding

2013-05-02 09:33

President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his planned attendance at the Gupta wedding at Sun City, a report says.

Germany lauds SA's role in Africa

2013-04-29 16:28

Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle has lauded South Africa for its interventions in strife-torn countries on the African continent.

Don't twist CAR deployment - minister

2013-04-23 22:27

Opposition parties have been accused of seeking to score political points from the death of South African soldiers in the Central African Republic.

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