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French defence minister urges ceasefire in Central Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:38

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.

Deadly clashes erupt in Central Africa as French minister visits

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:01

France`s Defence Minister warned on Monday that violence in the Central African Republic was becoming "more serious" as he started a visit to the former French colony, amid reports of more deadly clashes.

Violence in C Africa escalating says French minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:23

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims, France`s Defence Minister warned as he left for the war-torn country.

At least 22 killed in clashes in Central African Republic: Witnesses

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:28

At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.

UN report sees no genocide in Central African Republic

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 05:29

A new UN report says "ample evidence" exists that both sides in the devastating conflict in Central African Republic have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, but it says it`s too early to speak of genocide or ethnic cleansing.

No text messages allowed in Central Africa: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 00:00

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

Central African Republic premier calls for voluntary disarmament next week

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:44

Central African Republic`s prime minister on Sunday called for voluntary national disarmament next week in a bid to halt a worsening cycle of violence that threatens to drive Muslims from the West of the country.

Two protesters killed in CAR capital Bangui

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 14:35

Two people were killed and several others were wounded Friday when gunfire erupted during protests in Bangui calling for the resignation of the interim government, witnesses and a military source said.

Gunfire in CAR capital amid anti-government protests

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:47

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:59

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said on Thursday.

UN chief wants CAR violence to end

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:33

While strongly condemning recent attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Thursday called for "an immediate end to the cycle of violence and retaliatory attacks" in the country.

Youths protest in Central African Republic over church attack

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 16:54

Youths in the Central African Republic set up barricades on roads in the capital on Thursday and lit fires in protest at an attack by Muslim gunmen on a church that left at least 11 people dead, witnesses said.