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 imposes sanctions on C Africa ex-president Bozize

The UN Security Council ordered sanctions against three Central African Republic leaders, including former president Francois Bozize, on Friday.

Peacekeepers clash with anti-balaka fighters in C Africa

Rockets and grenade explosions rocked the capital of the Central African Republic on Wednesday as international peacekeepers and militias waged deadly clashes near the city`s airport.

Four killed, 200 houses torched in C Africa violence

At least four people were killed and seven went missing following an attack in a Central African Repubic (CAR) town, a source said.

C Africa president asks France to stay till polls

The leader of the strife-torn Central Africa Republic asked French troops Monday to stay until polls due in early 2015, as unabated sectarian violence wrecked Paris` hope of a quick exit.

Peacekeepers disarm militias in C Africa capital

French and African peacekeepers on Saturday launched a major push to disarm militias in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, going house to house searching for weapons.

Attacks on Chadians in C Africa will not go `unpunished`: President

Chad`s President Idriss Déby Itno on Friday vowed that attacks on Chadian nationals in the restive Central African Republic would not go "unpunished".