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Russian influence on show in C. African beauty contest

Bangui - Clad in sleek red gowns and wreathed in smiles, the models lined up in Bangui stadium for the capital's first Miss Central African Republic beauty pageant for three years -- all thanks to Russia.

Three soldiers killed in C. Africa army shootout

Bangui - Three Central African military died in a shootout between soldiers in the town of Bambari in the centre of the restive country, a high-ranking military source told AFP on Sunday.

Film tribute to French photographer killed in C. Africa

Bangui - A gang of men rampage through a burning village in Central African Republic, rifles and machetes swinging, the bodies of their victims slain on the ground.But then a voice shouts "cut, cut!" and the fighters lower their weapons and the corpses get up.

Turkish school in C. Africa fights Ankara's shutdown bid

Bangui - Turkey is ramping up pressure worldwide to shut down schools close to a network that it accuses of terrorism.But it is facing unusual resistance in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world.

Russian journalists in C. Africa 'killed by nine-man group': govt

Bangui - Three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic, and reported to be probing a private Russian army there, were shot dead at a roadblock by a nine-man group, the government said Wednesday.

Three Russians 'carrying press cards' killed in Central Africa

Bangui - Three Russians carrying press cards have been killed in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR), security and religious sources said Tuesday.

Foiled peace bids and greedy gangs dog C. Africa

Berb - "This road isn't safe," warns a UN soldier at the edge of a jungle where the latest militia to darken hopes for peace in the Central African Republic has surfaced.

'No obstacles' in launching C.Africa Special Criminal Court

Bangui - A court charged with probing atrocities committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) has cleared its final hurdle and is expected to launch investigations later this year, its special prosecutor said Monday.

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Bangui - The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake.

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Bangui - The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake.

'They whipped and raped her': victims recall raids by Bemba's men

Bangui - "They tied up my younger sister, whipped her and raped her," says Ghislain Bertrand Bouanga, recalling the day when former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's brutal militia raided his home."She has been disabled ever since.

Aid groups sound alarm over C.Africa conflict victims

Bangui - International aid organisations sounded the alarm over a spike in violence in Bangui, the capital of the perennially restive Central African Republic, saying they had no access to the injured and the dying.

19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in C.African capital

Bangui - The Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked on Wednesday after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Mu...

S.Sudanese flee only to find unrest across the border​

Obo - Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan's unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa's most war-torn and poorest countries.

Down but not out: Lord's Resistance Army haunts C. Africa

Obo - Every morning, Joseph gets on his motorbike to tend to his field of manioc, in the thick bush surrounding the Obo, in southeastern Central African Republic.This day, though, is not ordinary. Joseph is tense with worry.

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.
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