Central Africa

About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

About 11,000 displaced people flee violence in central Africa

Violence near the northern border of Central African Republican has forced thousands of people to flock to the tiny town of Paoua, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:17 AM IST

United Nations agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to central Africa

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:03 AM IST

26 killed in latest central Africa clashes: United Nations

At least 26 people were killed during clashes in a southeast region of the Central African Republic where the government has struggled to assert its authority, the UN's peacekeeping force in the country said on Friday. 

Oct 21, 2017, 05:57 AM IST

77 dead in Central Africa truck accident

A Bambari police officer said: "We have counted in total 77 deaths, most of them men. But there are also many injured, including some in a serious condition."

Jul 05, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

At least 15 killed in fresh Central Africa clashes: Source

At least 15 people died in clashes between UN peacekeepers and former rebels in the centre of the chronically restive Central African Republic, a humanitarian source said on Sunday.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2016, 04:20 AM IST

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.

Aug 12, 2015, 05:08 AM IST

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.

Aug 09, 2015, 03:19 AM IST

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.

Jun 23, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 21:02 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 09:18 AM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 00:12 AM IST

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.

May 09, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

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.

May 07, 2015, 15:02 PM IST