Central African Republic will have 7,600 UN peacekeepers

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.

New Central Africa PM vows reconciliation despite rebel snub

The new prime minister of the Central African Republic on Monday vowed to reconcile a nation torn apart by ethnic and religious violence even as rebels refused to take part in his government.

Obama: US and Africa should boost security cooperation

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States wants to help Africa fight extremist unrest and international terrorism, as a high-level summit turned to security challenges on the continent.
A day after announcing $33 billion in investment and finance for the continent, Obama told 45 African heads of state and government at the Washington talks that they need more than foreign business.

French troops kill ex-rebels in Central Africa: Military

French peacekeeping troops killed several former rebels after they came under heavy fire while on patrol in the Central African Republic, military sources said on Tuesday.

UN hails Central African Republic ceasefire

The UN Security Council welcomed a ceasefire signed by warring armed groups in the Central African Republic.

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.

Deadly clashes erupt in Central Africa as French minister visits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

30 killed at Central African Rep church

Muslim rebels stormed a Catholic church compound in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people in a hail of gunfire and grenades, witnesses said.

Armed groups release over 1,000 kids in CAR

Over 1,000 children have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) so far this year, Unicef said Friday.

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 today.