UN takes charge of Central African Republic peacekeeping force

The United Nations on Monday took over a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic previously run by the African Union, a move that rights groups said must lead to more action to protect civilians from attack.

Central African Republic militia leaders arrested

Officials in Central African Republic say 11 men including leaders of the Christian anti-Balaka militia have been transferred to the capital`s main prison.

Strife-torn Central African Republic names new PM

Central African Republic`s new interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has named Andre Nzapayeke, a former official of the African Development Bank, as prime minister, state radio said on Saturday.

Central African Republic leader sworn in amid looting

Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza urged fighters to put down their arms as she took the oath of office, even as looters pillaged Muslim neighbourhoods and sectarian tensions escalated in the anarchic Central African Republic.

Amid genocide fear, Central African Republic`s new interim president to take oath

The Central African Republic`s new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza was set to take the oath of office Thursday, a day after a UN envoy warned the conflict-riven country could descend into genocide.

Central African Republic`s new President says to listen to armed groups

Central African Republic`s new interim president said on Tuesday she would hold talks with armed groups in an effort to restore order to the former French colony, where at least seven more people were killed in sectarian violence in the north.