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Fresh sex abuse claims rock UN mission in C.Africa

Bangui - The UN's troubled mission in Central African Republic announced seven new claims of sex abuse by peacekeepers Thursday, the latest in a barrage of allegations of troops assaulting the civilians they are supposed to protect.

Final round of C. African Republic presidential poll delayed

Bangui - The second and last round presidential poll in the Central African Republic, which had been scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed over organisational problems, the electoral authority said Wednesday.

Two ex-PMs to vie for C.Africa presidency in 2nd round

Bangui - Two former Central African Republic premiers, Anicet Georges Dologuele and Faustin Archange Touadera, will vie for the presidency of the strife-torn nation in the final January 31 round of elections, provisional results showed Thursday.

Front runners neck-and-neck as C. Africa vows to continue election

Bangui - Two former premiers were neck-and-neck Tuesday in vote-counting for the Central African Republic's presidency as the government dismissed a call for the two-round election to be stopped.

Ex-Bozize PM takes early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Bangui - Former prime minister Faustin Archange Touadera took a commanding lead in the Central African Republic's presidential race on Sunday, garnering more than 23 percent of the vote with a quarter of the ballots counted, electoral officials said.

Outsider takes early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Bangui - Early results from Central African Republic's presidential election Saturday gave former premier Faustin Archange Touadera a slim lead in the capital after a vote seen as vital to restoring stability after ending years of unrest.

High security in Central African Republic as vote count starts

Bangui - UN troops stood guard over the main vote-counting centre in Bangui on Thursday after a peaceful election in the Central African Republic aimed at turning the page on years of inter-religious violence.

C. Africa wracked by decades of strife, mismanagement

Bangui - Volatile Central African Republic, which votes for a new president and parliament Wednesday, is rich in natural resources but mired in biting poverty largely due to chronic unrest.

Central Africans flock to vote in push for peace

Bangui - Voters in the Central African Republic flocked to the polls Wednesday in apparently peaceful elections seen as vital to restore stability after years of inter-religious bloodshed.

Central Africa: From 2013 coup to key poll

Bangui - Here is a snapshot of events since a March 2013 coup in Central African Republic, which holds presidential and parliamentary elections Wednesday.

Central African Republic set to vote for 'president for peace'

Bangui - The Central African Republic votes Wednesday in presidential polls, in which all leading candidates have vowed to reunite a nation torn and terrified by unprecedented sectarian strife.

Leading candidates in C. Africa Republic's key presidential vote

Bangui - Thirty candidates are vying for the presidency in the notoriously volatile Central African Republic, including the son of onetime self-proclaimed emperor, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, who modelled his extravagant coronation on Napoleon's.

C. Africa Muslims hope landmark election will herald peace

Bangui - Made homeless and jobless by conflict, young Muslims displaced by sectarian violence who are now sleeping out in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui see Wednesday's elections as their only salvation.

C. Africa elections postponed to December 30

Bangui - Long-delayed elections in volatile Central African Republic that are key to ending years of brutal sectarian unrest were postponed Friday for three days until December 30.

C. Africa authorities propose delaying elections to Dec 30

Bangui - Transitional authorities in the Central African Republic proposed on Thursday delaying the presidential and legislative elections set for this weekend until next week, during a meeting broadcast on national radio.

Central Africans dream of bread and peace after election

Bangui - There are hopes that Sunday's election can bring an end to brutal sectarian unrest in the Central African Republic -- but many voters are also looking for a president who can improve their precarious daily lives.

A day late, violence-hit Bangui district votes in C.Africa referendum

Bangui - Peacekeepers massed around a flashpoint district of the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Monday to enable people to vote safely a day after violence prevented them from casting ballots in a key referendum.

C.Africa referendum violence leaves two dead, 20 wounded

Bangui - Two people were killed Sunday as heavy weapons fire and clashes in the Muslim district of Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, marred a key constitutional referendum aimed at ending years of sectarian strife.

Central African Republic rebel leader pledges to block elections

Bangui - An ex-Seleka rebel leader said Friday he would not allow elections due later this month to take place in the regions of the Central African Republic under his control.

Post-pope hope turns to anger after C. Africa Muslim murder

Bangui - The hope was short-lived. Less than 24 hours after Pope Francis implored Christian and Muslim "brothers" in divided Central African Republic to reconcile, a young Muslim's murder dashed optimism and sparked anger.
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