25 dead as French forces intervene in CAR rebel clashes

French peacekeepers killed up to seven people as they tried to control clashes between armed groups in the Central African town of Bambari that have left at least 25 dead, officials said on Thursday.

Central Africa`s shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling "endless" atrocities.

Ex-Seleka fighters massacre `at least 34` in Central Africa villages

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 troops kill militiamen in Central Africa: Officer

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.

French defence minister urges ceasefire in Central Africa

France`s defence minister warned on a visit to the Central African Republic on Tuesday that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

Nearly 50 killed in Central Africa since Monday: Peacekeepers

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.

Central Africa death toll rises to 70 in four days

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer said today, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

Central Africa requests ICC investigation into violence

The Central African government announced on Wednesday that it had requested the International Criminal Court to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

No text messages allowed in Central Africa: Official

Text messages in the Central African Republic are now considered a security threat and their use has been suspended, the telecommunications ministry said Tuesday.

French troops battle Muslim rebels in Central African Republic town

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 die in Central Africa clashes: military source

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.

13 people burned alive in Central Africa at the weekend: Police

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.

22 killed in attack on Central Africa MSF hospital

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.

22 killed in attack on Central Africa MSF hospital: Peacekeepers

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.

1,300 Muslims quit Bangui, deepening Central Africa`s religious divide

Some 1,300 Muslims fearing attack by mainly Christian militias left the Central African capital Bangui on Sunday under heavy guard, deepening the religious divide in the strife-torn country.

Only evacuate threatened C.Africans as last resort: UN experts

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.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea on Saturday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.

France general urges C. Africa to tackle own security

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.

`Make example` of Central Africa lynching culprits: UN, France

UN`s top envoy and France on Thursday urged the Central African authorities to punish soldiers involved in the gruesome public lynching of a suspected ex-rebel.

Genes shed light on pygmy history

Scientists on Tuesday said they could fill a blank in the history of Central Africa`s pygmies, whose past is one of the most elusive of any community in the world.