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Almost 30 children, supervisors killed in Burundi road crash

Nearly 30 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and many more injured when their truck crashed in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

UN says new claims of child abuse by foreign troops in Central Africa

Last year, allegations of sex abuse were levelled at soldiers serving with French and UN missions in the country.

New sex abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing fresh allegations that they sexually abused four young girls in the Central African Republic.

UN probes Central Africa peacekeeper rape, killing allegations

The UN mission in the Central African Republic launched a probe Tuesday into allegations its soldiers had raped a 12-year-old girl and shot dead a teenager and his father.

Rwandan peacekeeper kills four colleagues in Central Africa

A Rwandan UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic shot dead four colleagues on Saturday and wounded eight others at their base before being gunned down himself, military sources said.

New child sex abuse claims in Central Africa target UN peacekeepers

 A UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic is suspected of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Cental Africa`s interim government sets election dates

The Central African Republic`s interim government on Friday announced a new calendar for delayed elections, with the first round of presidential and legislative votes to be held on October 18.

At least 70 killed in Burundi violence: Rights group

At least 70 people have been killed, 500 wounded and over 1,000 jailed in weeks of political violence in Burundi, a rights groups has said.

Pope says to visit Africa in November, may go to Kenya

Pope Francis on Friday said he planned to visit the Central African Republic and Uganda in November, and hoped to go to Kenya, during his first trip to Africa since becoming pope.

Central Africa`s diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat

Barefoot, with sweat pouring down their naked chests, 50 men slave in the depths of the Central African forest digging for diamonds in a sandy pit half the size of a football pitch.

UN calls for probe on alleged killings by Congo troops in Central Africa

The UN human rights chief said Friday that he was "deeply concerned" about inaction over claims that 11 people were killed by Congolese peacekeepers in the Central African Republic 15 months ago.

UN launches inquiry into child sexual abuse claims in Central Africa

 The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has launched a probe into an alleged child sex abuse case against one of its personnel.

New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central Africa

The UN mission in the Central African Republic is investigating a new case of child sex abuse involving one of its peacekeepers, the mission said Wednesday.

France should have probed Central Africa child abuse earlier: UN rights chief

UN rights chief Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein on Friday said France should have probed much earlier claims that its soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2014.

UN `whistleblower` on Central Africa child sex scandal reinstated

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompass who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French soldiers sent to the Central African Republic in 2014.

Former Central African presidents sign peace deal in Kenya

Former Central African Republic Presidents Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, despite their country`s transitional government and foreign partners dismissing the process.

One protester killed in clashes at UN base in Central Africa

A protester was killed and several others injured on Friday when a demonstration turned violent outside a UN base in the Central African Republic, a UN spokesman said.

Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years

A lion has been spotted in Gabon for the first time in nearly 20 years, raising hopes the animals long feared extinct in the country could be returning, conservationists said on Thursday.

Tens of thousands flee upsurge in Central Africa violence: UN

Surging violence in the Central African Republic has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in recent weeks to escape killings, rape and pillaging by militias, the United Nations said Tuesday.

100 feared missing after boat sinks in Central Africa

Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the Central African Republic after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the strife-torn country this week, officials said Thursday.