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France has arrested and indicted a former guard of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize for “complicity in crimes against humanity”, anti-terrorist prosecutors said on Saturday.

France indicts Central Africa war crimes suspect

France has arrested and indicted a former guard of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize for “complicity in crimes against humanity”, anti-terrorist prosecutors said on Saturday.
Former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize addresses a congress of the party Kwa na Kwa (Work, Nothing But Work) in Bangui, Central African Republic July 25, 2020. REUTERS-Antoine Rolland

Deposed Central African Republic leader announces presidential bid

Deposed former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announced on Saturday his candidacy for the December presidential vote despite being under U.N. sanctions and subject to an arrest warrant for alleged crimes against humanity.
The Gendarmerie patrols with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in PK5, the predominantly Muslim shopping district of Bangui, on January 7, 2020. Florent Vergnes-AFP

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic attack

Militiamen killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Rwanda and injured two others in an ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on Monday, the UN said.

Cameroon begins repatriation of 4,000 CAR refugees

Some 4,000 Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in Cameroon on Wednesday began returning home in voluntary repatriation organised by Cameroon, CAR and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).
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Senegalese peacekeepers killed in CAR helicopter crash

Three Senegalese soldiers have been killed and another wounded after their helicopter crashed in the Central African Republic (CAR).
A man sells flags to Sudanese protesters near the army headquarters after an announcement made by Sudan’s new military ruler, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on April 13, 2019. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed today to ‘uproot’ deposed president Omar al-Bashir’s regime and release protesters, in a bid to placate demonstrators demanding civilian rule. He also ordered the release of all prisoners jailed by recently established special emergency courts and the immediate lifting of a night-time curfew that had only come into effect two days ago.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan shuts border with Libya, CAR over security concerns

Sudan Thursday ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security concerns, the country's ruling body announced, the first such decision since the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN eases arms embargo on Central African Republic

The UN Security Council unanimously approved the easing of an arms embargo on the Central African Republic for the first time since 2013 when it was engulfed in violence.

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.

Central Africa government inks peace deal with militias

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups inked a new peace accord on Tuesday seeking to end years of fighting that have left thousands of people dead.

UN sets course toward easing CAR arms embargo

The UN Security Council is set on Thursday to open the door to an easing of the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, five years after the country stood on the verge of genocide.
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UN: CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers

Muslim rebels who briefly seized power in the Central African Republic in 2013 have received fresh weapons supplies from traffickers in Sudan even as they take part in peace talks, according to a UN panel of experts.
Alfred Yekatom appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague[Piroschka van de Wouw-Nasa-JPL-Cornell-Reuters]

CAR ex-militia leader ‘Rambo’ appears at ICC

A former militia leader from Central African Republic known as "Colonel Rambo" has for the first time faced judges in The Hague on Friday on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

UN: Death toll in CAR clashes rises to 48

At least 48 people were killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias in a restive Central African Republic town last week, according to an internal UN report seen on Monday by AFP.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week.

Catholic priest, peacekeeper killed in CAR attack

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church said Saturday after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.
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Russia warns France over CAR peace role

Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside "parochial national interests" and recognise its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

CAR aid groups halt operations after staff attacks

Six humanitarian groups working in the north of the troubled Central African Republic on Wednesday halted operations to protest violent attacks against their personnel.

Central Africa armed groups present peace demands to AU panel

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have presented nearly 100 demands, including a general amnesty, to an African Union (AU) expert panel seeking to broker peace in the country.

UN: Central Africa rebels rearm after military gets Russia weapons

Russia's supply of weapons to the Central African Republic's military has sparked an arms race, with rebels turning to traffickers in Sudan for fresh gun shipments, according to a UN panel of experts.
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CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

The government of the Central African Republic has rejected an offer from Russia to mediate talks with armed rebels, a spokesperson told AFP on Thursday.

Sudan summons CAR envoy over Bangui attack

Sudan has summoned the Central African Republic (CAR) ambassador to protest the deadly attack on its embassy in Bangui, Foreign Affairs ministry said.

Central African president lashes religious exploitation after bloodshed

The president of the Central African Republic on Wednesday accused militias of exploiting religious tensions a day after at least 24 people in the capital died in attacks that targeted a church and a mosque.

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