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UN evacuates 100 Muslims from C. Africa capital

Bangui - The United Nations has evacuated almost 100 Muslims from the capital of the crisis-torn Central African Republic to "save their lives", according to officials.
In the Media by AFP

Strife-weary C.Africans nostalgic for bloody 'emperor'

Bangui - In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.
In the Media by Jean-Pierre Campagne (AFP)

African soldiers help 1,000 Muslims flee C.Africa to Chad

Bangui - African peacekeepers escorted more than 1,000 minority Muslims fleeing attacks by mainly Christian militias in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad, police told AFP on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Central Africa clashes kill 30 as UN set to OK mission

Bangui - The first European Union troops arrived in the Central African Republic, hours before the expected vote on a key UN resolution to authorise the deployment of peacekeepers, as police said fresh sectarian violence killed at least 30 people.
In the Media by Jean-Pierre Campagne (AFP)

Central Africa fighting kills 30: police

Bangui - At least 30 people, mostly civilians, were killed in fighting between mainly Christian militia and predominantly Muslim rebels in the crisis-torn Central African Republic, police said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Sequel to Rwandan genocide in Central African Republic

Bangui - On the eve of the 20th year of horrific Rwandan genocide, the world is once again sanctioning another blood spill in the Central African Republic.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Grenade attack on C. Africa funeral service 'kills 20'

Bangui - At least 20 people died when extremists threw hand grenades at a crowd of mourners during a funeral service in the Central African Republic capital Bangui overnight, the government said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

C.Africa hatred at 'terrifying level': UN rights chief

Bangui - The UN's rights chief on Thursday expressed horror at the level of violence in the Central African Republic, citing cannibalism, child decapitations and gruesome lynchings.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that the world's respon...
In the Media by Christian Panika (AFP)

UN investigators head to C.Africa amid genocide fears

Bangui - A group of UN-mandated investigators launch a probe Monday of human right violations in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing.The three international investigators will spend two weeks travelling the ...
In the Media by AFP

Hollande in C.Africa as France digs in

Bangui - French President Francois Hollande is expected in Bangui Friday, nearly three months into a mission to stop deadly sectarian killing that is proving more arduous than planned.Capping a week that saw the French parliament extend Operation Sangaris and 4...
In the Media by Stéphane Jourdain (AFP)

Central African Republic orphan walks 100 km to safety

After seeing his parents killed in front of him and not being sure any of his five siblings had survived an attack on his family, a seven-year-old orphan walked 100 km to safety in the Central African Republic.
In the Media by Mike White

French lawmakers approve extension of CAR military operation

Bangui - French lawmakers on Tuesday approved an extension of the country's military operation in the Central African Republic beyond four months.Despite misgivings among some that French troops have been put into an uncontrollable situation in the former colon...
In the Media by AFP

France says 'no ethnic cleansing' in C.Africa

Bangui - Two Chadian soldiers, three Muslim civilians and two Christian militiamen were killed in another weekend of violence in Bangui but France's top commander on Monday denied claims of ethnic cleansing.Paris sent troops to the Central African Republic in D...
In the Media by Stéphane Jourdain (AFP)

President Samba Panza urges France 'not to abandon' C.Africa

Bangui - Central African Republic President Catherine Samba Panza urged France on Friday "not to abandon" her country, as Paris prepares to vote on extending its military presence in the country.
In the Media by Stéphane JOURDAIN (AFP)

Peacekeepers clash with anti-balaka fighters in C.Africa

Bangui - Rockets and grenade explosions rocked the capital of the Central African Republic on Wednesday as international peacekeepers and militias waged deadly clashes near the city's airport.Heavy artillery fire could be heard in the morning near the airport i...
In the Media by Stéphane Jourdain (AFP)

Chad leader calls for more UN boots on the ground in C.Africa

Bangui - Chad's President Idriss Deby on Tuesday called on the UN to commit more troops to the Central African Republic in order to end the crisis in the strife-torn country.Speaking at a press conference after talks with Central Africa Republic's interim Presi...
In the Media by AFP

C. Africa president asks France to stay till polls

Bangui - The leader of the strife-torn Central African Republic asked French troops to stay until polls due in early 2015, as unabated sectarian violence wrecked Paris's hope of a quick exit.Interim President Catherine Samba Panza's appeal to the former colonia...
In the Media by Anne Le Coz (AFP)

C. Africa PM meets 'anti-balaka' chiefs, some ready to cooperate

Bangui - The interim prime minister of the Central African Republic met Sunday with leaders of the mainly Christian "anti-balaka" militias, some of whom say they are "ready to cooperate"."I met the military chiefs of the 'anti-balaka' to discuss with them and s...
In the Media by AFP

UNHCR: 'Catastrophe of unspeakable proportions' in C. Africa

Bangui - The head of the UN's refugee agency said he had witnessed "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions" during his visit to the Central African Republic."Massive ethno-religious cleansing is continuing.
In the Media by Anne Le Coz (AFP)

UNHCR: 'catastrophe of unspeakable proportions' in Central Africa

Bangui - The head of the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday he had witnessed "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions" during his visit to the Central African Republic."Massive ethno-religious cleansing is continuing.
In the Media by Anne Le Coz (AFP)
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