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Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78

Hospital workers confirmed that 59 bodies are in the morgue and at least 18 others are with families for burial. 

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."

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.

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

Militia chief, two henchmen among four killed in central Africa flareup

A militia chief and two of his henchmen were shot dead in clashes in Bangui, Central African Republic's capital, sparking a backlash in which a pastor was also killed, police said today.

UN base `targeted` in Central Africa clashes

The statement said the two groups would be "held responsible for the violence, particularly on civilians."

Central African militias gather as French troops leave

Many Central Africans are worried about the departure of the French troops, who were urgently deployed following a wave of bloodshed in December 2013.

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Urgent funding is needed to keep thousands of people alive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria, the UN said Monday, stressing that the situation borders on famine and compares to crises in Darfur and South Sudan.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian: UN

The alleged abuse, which dates back to May and took place in the central region of Kemo, reportedly involved a 12-year-old and another minor under 18.

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders in Central African Republic over a decade ago.

ICC to sentence for DR Congo`s Bemba for war crimes

Bemba, 53, was found guilty in March of five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by his private army called the Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC).

Strong disciplinary action needed against sexual abuse: UN

The UN has said it is the responsibility of member states to ensure they impose the "strongest disciplinary and criminal sanctions" against any of their peacekeepers found guilty of sexual exploitation.

More than 100 victims tell UN of peacekeeper sex abuse

More than 100 victims have come forward in the Central African Republic with appalling new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troops, the United Nations has said.

UN widens probe of fresh Central Africa sex abuse allegations

The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.

UN reports two more sexual abuse cases in CAR peacekeeping mission

The United Nations on Monday reported two new sexual abuse cases allegedly involving peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, one implicating a contingent from Burundi and the other a Moroccan soldier.

Congo ex-vice president guilty in landmark ICC war rape ruling

Democratic Republic of Congo`s Jean-Pierre Bemba became the highest-ranking politician convicted by the international war crimes court on Monday, when it judged him responsible for a campaign of rape and murder in Central African Republic.

UN warns Central Africa facing `dire` food crisis

UN warns Central Africa facing `dire` food crisis

CAR faces a "dire" food crisis with over half the population suffering hunger following three years of conflict, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday.

UN chief praises 'peaceful' Central African Republic vote

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the peaceful conduct of presidential elections in the Central African Republic, calling on the war-torn country's leaders to maintain a "constructive atmosphere."

Central African Republic: Ex-PM Touadera wins presidential vote

A former prime minister who placed second in the first round of balloting has won Central African Republic's presidential runoff vote, the national election body announced on Saturday, inheriting the enormous task of trying to restore order in a country where heavily armed rebel groups still control large swaths of territory.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing four girls in Central Africa

UN peacekeepers are facing new allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic involving four young girls, the UN spokesman said Tuesday.