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 on Saturday.
French peacekeeping troops killed several militiamen after they came under attack during a patrol in the north of the Central African Republic, an officer with the African peacekeeping force said Tuesday.
Nearly 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic triggered by a massacre of Muslims by a Christian militia, a peacekeeping officer said.
French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic using helicopter gunships and mortars fought Muslim rebels on Saturday at a bridge in the town of Bambari northeast of the capital Bangui, a Reuters witness said.
Nearly ten people, most of them civilians, died when rival militias clashed earlier this week in the centre of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force said Thursday.
At least 13 people were burned alive in the Central African Republic (CAR) at the weekend when they were rounded up by armed men and barricaded inside a home that was set alight, a police source said today.
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.
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, an officer from the MISCA peacekeeping force told AFP.
The international community must do more to protect threatened religious minorities in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic, UN experts said Friday, insisting evacuation should only be a last resort.
The commander of the French forces in the Central African Republic, General Francisco Soriano, said Thursday that the country cannot "rely on the international community for everything" to enforce peace in their troubled nation.