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Central African Republic

Former tennis champion Boris Becker says diplomatic passport is real

Becker, 50, has claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in London by taking up a role with the Central African Republic as a sports envoy.

Jun 25, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

United Nations gives green light on Russia arms to Central African Republic

The Central African Republic`s leaders asked Russia several months ago to provide weapons for units being formed by the EU.

Dec 16, 2017, 07:55 AM IST

United Nations agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to central Africa

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:03 AM IST

Central African Republic risks return to major conflict: UN report

Deadly ethnic fighting in Central African Republic could descend into a much larger-scale conflict if nothing is done to disarm combatants and defuse tensions, a UN report said on Friday.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:30 PM IST

Fresh deadly clashes hit central Africa, over dozen killed

There were also clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bria, a central town.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

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. 

Jul 06, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

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."

Jul 05, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

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.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

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.

Feb 08, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

UN base `targeted` in Central Africa clashes

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

Nov 22, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

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.

Oct 30, 2016, 15:19 PM IST

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.

Jul 11, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

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.

Jul 08, 2016, 05:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 21, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

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).

Jun 21, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

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.

Apr 06, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2016, 04:50 AM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

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.

Mar 29, 2016, 02:32 AM IST