UN urged to `shed all light` on Central African Republic child sex abuse scandal

Save the Children has urged France and the United Nations to "shed all light" on accusations that French soldiers sexually abused hungry children in the Central African Republic.

Cover-up accusations in Central Africa child sex abuse scandal `offensive`: UN

The United Nations rights office said Friday suggestions it tried to cover up allegations of the sexual abuse of children by French troops in the Central African Republic were "offensive".

France's Hollande vows no mercy to soldiers if African child abuse proven

President Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to make an example of any French troops found guilty of child sex abuse in Central African Republic as a judicial source said as many as 14 could be implicated.

Hollande vows no mercy if troops guilty of Central Africa child rape

President Francois Hollande on Thursday vowed to "show no mercy" if French peacekeepers in Central African Republic were found guilty of raping hungry children in exchange for food.

French leader vows `no mercy` if Central African Republic child rape allegations proven

French leader Francois Hollande on Thursday vowed to "show no mercy" if peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic accused of raping starving children in exchange for food were found guilty.

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

Paris prosecutors are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect.

Central African militias agree peace deal: Kenya

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed to a ceasefire deal after months of negotiations mediated by Kenya, Nairobi announced on Wednesday. 

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.