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Maxime Mokom: the man from the Central African Republic on trial...

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The Central African Republic (CAR) descended into conflict in 2013 when Seleka rebels deposed then President François Bozizé. Seleka rebels claimed to stand for the...

Sri Lanka rotates Mi-17s with UN mission in CAR

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The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has dispatched two Mi-17 helicopters to its aviation contingent in the Central African Republic (CAR). These are serving with...

Rugwabiza is new top UN staffer in CAR

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a new Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the UN Multi-dimensional Integrated...

ISS: Wagner’s dubious operatics in CAR and beyond

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Russia has established a strong military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the past four years, clandestinely using dubious actors like the...

Wagner Group continues to exert Russian influence in Africa

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The increasing presence of Russia’s Wagner Group in Africa underlined the Kremlin’s continued efforts to exert its influence on the continent in 2021. The shadowy...

Tunisian helicopters operational in Central African Republic

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The Tunisian Air Force’s three AB205A helicopters with the United Nations Minusca mission are now fully operational in the Central African Republic (CAR). The three...

UNMAS looking to make CAR mine-free

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Mines, whether anti-personnel or anti-vehicle, are unwanted remnants of conflict and war scattered widely around the world. The UN Mine Action Service (MAS) is visible...

US confronts Russia as UN renews Central Africa peacekeepers

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Russia and China abstained in a UN Security Council vote on Friday to extend a UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR)...

Gold, diamonds and drugs: Portuguese peacekeepers suspected of smuggling

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Portuguese police have clamped down on a crime ring that allegedly involved the country's UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) using military...

UN says Central African Republic soldiers wounded ten Egyptian peacekeepers

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The United Nations mission in Central African Republic on Tuesday accused the country's presidential guard of opening fire on unarmed Egyptian peacekeepers and wounding...

Maintain momentum in CAR, UN urged

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Last week’s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a positive step, the top UN official there told the Security Council as he...

Central African Republic declares unilateral ceasefire in fight with rebels

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Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera on Friday declared a unilateral cessation of fighting against armed groups, saying he hoped it would lead to...

Central African Republic war crimes suspect ‘beat’ prisoners, ICC prosecutor says

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A former Central African Republic “Seleka” faction commander took part in beatings and mistreatment of prisoners suspected of supporting ousted President Francois Bozize, an...

Central African Republic rebel attack death toll rises to 20

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The death toll from an attack three days ago by rebel fighters in Central African Republic on a small convoy of semi-trucks filled with...

At least 12 killed in Central African Republic road ambush

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At least 12 people were killed in Central African Republic on Tuesday when rebel fighters ambushed and set fire to three semi-trucks ferrying passengers...

CAR SEA allegations see Gabonese soldiers sent home

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The entire Gabonese contingent attached to the UN Mission in Central African Republic (CAR) are to be “sent home immediately” in the wake of...

New commander for EU training mission in CAR

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French one-star general Jacques Langlade de Montgros is the new European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM CAR) commander taking over...

Rwandans boost MINUSCA force

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The UN peacekeeping mission force in Central African Republic (CAR) now boasts an additional 300 soldiers from Rwanda, labelled the “Prussians of modern Africa”. The...

Russians accused of Central African Republic abuses in UN report

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Russian military instructors and Central African Republic (CAR) troops targeted civilians with excessive force, indiscriminate killings, occupation of schools and large-scale looting, according to...

ISS: Will this week’s AU mission to CAR deliver a change...

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More regional attention is welcome, but a four-day visit is unlikely to produce more than a show of commitment. The ongoing conflict in the Central...

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