France begins troop drawdown in Central African Republic

France announced on Thursday it was reducing its troop numbers in the Central African Republic as it gradually hands over to a 8,500-strong UN peacekeeping force brought in to contain a deadly sectarian conflict.

Central African Republic ex-leaders `ready to join` peace process

 Two ex-presidents of Central African Republic accused of underminding the democratic transition in the war-torn country are ready to join the reconciliation process, sources close to negotiations said Wednesday.

Eleven killed, including journalists, in South Sudan ambush: Report

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan`s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported Monday.

Central Africa minister kidnapped by armed men

Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the Central African Republic minister for sport and young people and former rebel chief Armel Ningatoloum Sayo as he returned from church in the capital Bangui, his wife said.

UN worker kidnapped in CAR released

A UN staff member abducted on Tuesday by the Christian anti-balaka militant group was released on Wednesday here in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), a media report said.

Ugandan LRA rebel chief headed to The Hague: ICC

A commander of the notorious Lord`s Resistance Army who surrendered last week is on his way to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, a spokesman for the court said on Tuesday.

UN staffer freed after new Central African kidnapping

Armed men from the mainly Christian anti-balaka militia released a UN employee in the Central African Republic after holding her briefly on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

UN employee kidnapped in capital of Central African Republic: Source

 Armed men kidnapped a female UN employee in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic on Tuesday, a day after two aid workers were seized, said a source with the UN force.

French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic

Two aid workers, including a 67-year-old French woman, were kidnapped on Monday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, the French government said.

Top militia chief arrested in Central African Republic

A powerful vigilante leader in the Central African Republic, accused of masterminding a massacre of some 300 minority Muslims in December 2013, has been arrested, prosecutors said Sunday.

Uganda rebel handed over to CAR ahead of Hague transfer

Captured Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander Dominic Ongwen has been handed over to the Central African Republic to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, the Ugandan Army said on Saturday.

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.

Ugandan LRA rebel commander to be tried at ICC, army says

Captured Ugandan Lord`s Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda`s military said Tuesday.

Uganda says LRA rebel to be handed to international court

A senior Lord`s Resistance Army commander who surrendered last week to the US military in the Central African Republic (CAR) will be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for trial, a Ugandan army spokesman said on Tuesday.

US verifying reports a top LRA fighter has surrendered

 Washington is trying to verify reports that a senior commander of the brutal Lord`s Resistance Army has surrendered to American forces, a US official said Tuesday.

18 killed in fresh wave of violence in Central Africa: Official

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens injured in fresh attacks in the Central African Republic, where dozens have died in a new flare-up in inter-ethnic violence, officials said on Tuesday.

At least 20 killed in Central Africa clashes: Police

 At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic, authorities said on Monday.

UN funding shortage `leaves Central Africa children in need`

The UN children`s agency warned on Friday of a "critical funding shortfall" for its programmes in Central African Republic, where more than two million children are in need following a months-long sectarian bloodbath.

France to start withdrawing troops from Central African Republic

France`s defence minister said on Friday troops would start gradually withdrawing from the Central African Republic as the United Nations ramps up the number of peacekeepers in the conflict-wracked nation.

Clash in Central African Republic kills four, leaves several wounded: UN

Communal clashes have left four people dead and more than a dozen wounded at Bambari in the unstable Central African Republic, the UN mission MINUSCA has announced.