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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 rebel leader complains of rights violations at ICC

A Central African Republican Militia Leader Alfred Yekatom, has complained at an appearance at the International Criminal Court on Friday that his rights have been violated.

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.

France: Russia not helping to stabilise CAR

Russia is not helping to stabilise the Central African Republic (CAR), a French Defence Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique.

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.

UN: CAR clashes leave 1 dead, dozens injured

The UN said one civilian was killed and dozens of peacekeepers, civilians and militia fighters were injured during an operation against armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday.

UN peacekeeper, 22 fighters killed in Central Africa attack

A peacekeeper was killed and 11 others wounded when a UN base was attacked early on Tuesday in the Central African Republic, triggering heavy fighting that also left 22 fighters dead.

UNICEF worker, five others killed in Central African Republic

A United Nations children's agency staffer and five other education workers have been killed in an attack in Central African Republic, the UN agency said on Wednesday.

CAR agitated after France dismisses sex abuse case against its troops

A French court’s decision to dismiss a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, has sparked anger in the country.

Magistrates dismiss sex abuse case against French soldiers in Africa

French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013 and 2014, a judicial source said.

UN gives green light on Russia arms to Central Africa

Russia has been authorised to provide the Central African Republic's armed forces with light arms, under an exemption to an arms embargo on the country granted by the UN, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to CAR

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats said.

One peacekeeper killed, three wounded in Central African Republic

Mainly Christian anti-Balaka forces attacked a UN police checkpoint in Central African Republic on Monday, killing one UN peacekeeper and wounding three others, the United Nations said.

Egyptian peacekeeper killed in CAR

The UN says suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic, CAR.

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central Africa

The UN Security Council 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.

Clashes in Central Africa leave at least 2 dead, 10 injured

Fighting between armed groups around the town of Batangafo in northern Central African Republic have left at least two dead and 10 wounded, aid workers said Monday.

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