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Central Africa unveils new government after deadly clashes

Bangui - The Central African Republic unveiled its new government on Friday, a broad coalition including representatives from rival armed groups, after fresh fighting between warring militias killed at least eight.

Ex-Seleka fighters massacre 'at least 34' in C.Africa villages

Bangui - Suspected ex-rebels from the Central African Republic's Seleka movement massacred at least 34 people in several northern villages over the past three days, an officer in the African peacekeeping force MISCA told AFP on Saturday.

French troops kill ex-rebels in Central Africa: military

Bangui - French peacekeeping troops killed several former rebels after they came under heavy fire while on patrol in the Central African Republic, military sources said on Tuesday.

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Gorillas use scent to communicate with others

Gorillas use the emission of an odor to communicate, a new study finds. Odor changes based on the relationship of the animal putting out that scent and the one smelling it can signal different emotions.

Hunger stalks the strife-torn Central African Republic

Bangui - Some 65 guests invited to a meal in Bangui eagerly awaited a feast of chicken bought for a song in the market, but soon many were in agony because the stolen imported meat was rotten."My husband was one of the guests.

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.

Nearly 50 killed in new wave of violence in Central Africa

Bangui - Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, a peacekeeping officer said Wednesday.

French journalist killed in CAR ambush

Bangui - Camille Lepage, the young French journalist slain in the Central African Republic, died in a shoot-out between rival militia in which at least ten fighters died, police sources told AFP on Wednesday.

UN mulls drone use to monitor C.Africa conflict

Bangui - The United Nations is considering the use of unarmed drones to monitor sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, a UN official said, ahead of the deployment in September of 12,000 peacekeepers in the restive nation.

22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital

Bangui - At least 22 people including three staff members of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were killed during a weekend attack by gunmen on a Central African hospital, in the latest atrocity to hit the violence-plagued country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...
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