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Central Africa Republic: Rebels launch attack on capital

January 14, 2021 11:56 am

Government troops repelled an attack by armed rebels seeking to capture the capital Bangui. The conflict-ridden nation is on edge following the December 2020 election.

What's next after violent elections in Central African Republic?

January 07, 2021 3:47 pm

The armed conflict in the Central African Republic is heating up after the elections. Rebels took control of the city of Bangassou over the weekend. The government accuses former President Bozize of plotting a coup.

Central African Republic president Touadera wins reelection

January 05, 2021 12:05 pm

Faustin-Archange Touadera won a second term in an election that took place against a backdrop of violence by rebel groups. An investigation has been launched into former president Bozize, who has been accused of a coup.

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed ahead of polls

December 27, 2020 11:21 am

Militias hostile to President Faustin-Archange Touadera, who is seeking a second term, have stepped up attacks since the constitutional court rejected several candidacies, including that of former President Francois Bozize, earlier this month.

Central African Republic accuses ex-president Bozize of coup plot

December 20, 2020 12:22 pm

Rebel militants have threatened to attack the capital of the Central African Republic ahead of the December 27 presidential and legislative elections. The government claims ex-leader Francois Bozize is plotting a coup.

UN: Central African Republic on way to successful elections

October 20, 2020 9:10 am

The mineral-rich Central African Republic has faced deadly inter-religious and inter-communal fighting since 2013, when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the capital, Bangui.

Central Africa: Grenade attacks in Bangui leave 7 dead, over 20 injured

November 12, 2017 11:42 pm

A local public figure said three people were killed later in the night in revenge attacks -- two of whom had their throats cut and one who was beaten to death.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic amidst deadly violence

September 16, 2017 3:07 pm

Observers warn that the country approaches the levels of violence seen at the height of the conflict in 2014. A request for more peacekeepers could face pressure from the US to cut costs.

At least 40 killed in Central Africa day after ceasefire agreed

June 21, 2017 2:43 pm

The violence erupted just a day after the CAR government and rebel groups agreed to an immediate ceasefire, a deal brokered by the Catholic community Sant'Egidio in five days of negotiations in Rome.

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

April 30, 2015 11:03 am

The allegations are especially damning for France, which sees itself as a model of human rights.


Living on the edge in conflict-hit Central African Republic

January 28, 2014 4:24 pm

A new interim civilian government has pledged to halt the violence and attempt to organise elections in Central African Republic before February 2015.