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Hundreds flee clashes in C.Africa

Bangui - Hundreds of people in northwest Central African Republic have fled their villages following fresh violence between armed groups, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Sunday.

Calls for stronger role for UN force as Guterres ends C.Africa trip

Bangui - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday came under pressure to overhaul the role of UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic as he wrapped up a visit to the conflict-torn country.

UN chief to meet Cameroon leader over anglophone unrest

Bangui - UN chief Antonio Guterres said he would meet President Paul Biya of Cameroon late Friday to discuss the troubles in the country's anglophone regions.

UN chief visits besieged town in war-torn C.Africa

Bangassou - UN chief Antonio Guterres travelled to the strife-ravaged town of Bangassou on Wednesday for a first-hand look at a notorious hotspot in Central African Republic's bloody conflict and to pay tribute to UN troops who have died.

Surviving 'the corridor' - CAR's treacherous road of bandits

Bangui - "Finally in Bangui, and without incident," said Evelin Bokassa, a truck driver from the Central African Republic (CAR) who has just arrived in the landlocked capital city after completing a treacherous five-day journey from the west coast of Cameroon.

'I was among the dead and injured': horror in C. Africa

Bangassou - Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked."I was among the dead and injured", the 54-year-old Ngobo said.

Around 100 killed in C. Africa after truce deal

Bangui - The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said Wednesday of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups.

Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal

Bangui - Intense fighting in the Central African Republic killed at least 40 people Tuesday and injured dozens more, dashing hopes for stability in the strife-torn country the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.

At least 40 killed in C.Africa day after ceasefire agreed: aid source

Bangui - At least 40 people were killed in clashes on Tuesday in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources said, the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.

C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups

Bangui - The Central African Republic's government on Monday signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Rome aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

Bangui - A damning United Nations report on Tuesday alleged horrific crimes in the Central African Republic including rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and the use of child soldiers, which could amount to war crimes and even genocide.

Four UN peacekeepers killed in C.Africa

Bangui - Three more UN peacekeepers have been found dead after an attack on a convoy in the Central African Republic, UN officials said Tuesday, bringing the death toll to four.

At least 50 killed by armed men in CAfrica: locals

Bangui - At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes told AFP.

UN base 'targeted' in Central Africa clashes

Bangui - The UN peacekeeping force in Central African Republic (CAR) said Tuesday one of its bases had come under fire during clashes between rival groups, prompting its troops to respond.

Muslim Bangui caught between guns and trade

Bangui - "We're not jihadists, we're not bandits, we're defending our community," insisted the leader of a militia group in a powder keg Muslim district of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui.

With no army or basic services, C.Africa leader eyes donors

Bangui - Though elected early this year, Central Africa's new president has no army to command or civil service to call on. He still fills in as a university maths lecturer due to lack of teaching staff.

France ends military mission in troubled Central Africa

Bangui - France on Monday formally ended a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, hailing it a success despite outbreaks of violence in its deeply troubled former colony.

Central African militias gather as French troops prepare to leave

Bangui - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian heads to the Central African Republic on Sunday to formally end Operation Sangaris, begun three years ago to halt mass killings there but which failed to disarm militias terrorising the population.

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

Bangui - France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

25 dead, including six police, in Central African clashes: UN

Bangui - Twenty-five people were killed, six of them gendarmes, in two days of violence around the town of Bambari in the troubled Central African Republic, the UN force MINUSCA said Saturday.
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