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Sub-Saharan Africa internal and regional conflicts driven by “meddling”

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Sub-Saharan Africa, according to an international think-tank report, “grapples” with widespread internal and regional conflicts in the continent's Sahel and Great Lakes regions, Sudan...

ISS: Conflict and organised crime are razing CAR’s rainforests

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Forests cover just over one third of the Central African Republic’s (CAR) territory. The forestry sector is a vital source of income and employment,...

ISS: Prigozhin’s rebellion throws Wagner’s African future into doubt

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The brazen but brief rebellion that Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin launched in Russia at the weekend, and the deal he cut with Russian President...

ISS: Sudan’s war poses grave risks for Chad and CAR

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Opponents in Sudan’s deadly clashes seem determined to continue fighting despite repeated calls from neighbouring countries, the African Union and United Nations for a...

Burkina Faso inches closer to Wagner mercenaries

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As it seeks to expand its presence in the Sahel region, Russia appears to be following the same playbook in Burkina Faso that it...

Wagner Group in Africa: Russia’s presence on the continent increasingly relies...

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Mercenaries have been a fixture in Africa since the second half of the 20th century. They have been used to protect incumbent leaders or...

ISS: Wagner is being used in Africa as a proxy to...

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The governments of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali are using Wagner, the shadowy Russian private military company believed to be close to...

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...

Medals for Indonesian sappers on peacekeeping mission

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Two hundred peacekeepers from the MINUSCA Indonesian Engineering Company received UN service medals for contribution to peace and stability in the Central African Republic...

UN arms embargo on CAR extended for year, China abstains

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended a Central African Republic (CAR) arms embargo and targeted sanctions regime for another year, however China...

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...

Bangui was a mission too far, says former Joint Operations Chief...

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Retired Major General Ashton Sibango has said South Africa’s mission to the Central African Republic that ended in the death of 15 soldiers was...

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

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France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation...

Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters delivered to Central African Republic

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A Russian Air Force Antonov An-124 transport aircraft has delivered Mi-8MT and Mi-24V helicopters to the Central African Republic. According to Centrafriquenews, the helicopters arrived...

ISS: CAR attempts democracy and justice amid violent chaos

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The turbulence in the Central African Republic raises questions about the timing of institutional reform. The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR)...

Central African Republic declares state of emergency to combat rebels

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Central African Republic declared a state of emergency on Thursday to help it crack down on armed groups, as the United Nations’ envoy to...

Russia withdrawing military instructors from CAR

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Russia will withdraw 300 military instructors from the Central African Republic, after they were deployed in December 2020 ahead of the country’s presidential election. "The...

In visit to Central African Republic, French general says situation not...

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A top French general in West Africa has dismissed calls for his country to engage more in Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels earlier...

Nearly 60 000 have fled Central African Republic violence: UN

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The number of people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic has doubled in just a week to nearly 60 000, the UN refugee...

ISS: CAR elections expose the depth of the country’s crisis

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Is more robust engagement needed to neutralise armed groups unwilling to give peace a chance? On 27 December 2020, citizens of the Central African Republic...

Central African Republic President Touadera wins re-election

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President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won Central African Republic’s 27 December presidential election by securing more than 53% of votes in the first round, according...

CAR Minister of Defence and Africom praise strengthened defence ties

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Ambassador Andrew Young, US Africa Command’s (Africom’s) deputy commander for civil-military engagement, spoke with the Central African Republic’s (CAR's) Minister of Defence Marie-Noelle Koyara...

Russia supplies BRDM-2 vehicles to Central African Republic

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Russia has delivered ten BRDM-2 armoured vehicles to the Central African Republic (CAR), with another ten expected to be delivered soon. The first batch arrived...

ISS: Stability needed for CAR’s upcoming elections

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In the run-up to the Central African Republic’s (CAR) 27 December 2020 elections, political manoeuvrings have started within both government and the opposition. Former...

ISS: Can the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved?

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Eight months after the 6 February peace deal was concluded between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 armed groups, several important challenges...

Sudan shuts borders

Sudan’s transitional government ordered immediate closure of the nation’s borders with Libya and Central African Republic, citing security and economic “dangers”. A statement by...

CAR militia leaders accused of war crimes

The alleged leaders of Central African Republic militias, one prominent in African football, heard details of war crimes accusations against them at the International...

SA will strengthen relations with CAR

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Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela says South Africa will strengthen the bond of friendship with the Central African Republic (CAR). Mahlalela has on behalf of...

ISS: Will the latest Central African Republic peace deal hold?

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The 6 February peace accord between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 recognised armed groups is the eighth such agreement since the...

Mogadishu mall bomb kills two

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital, killing two people and injuring four others in an attack probably by Islamist...

U.N. Security Council to review Central African arms embargo by end-Sept

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The United Nations Security Council agreed on Thursday to review arms embargo measures on Central African Republic by the end of September if the...

Top CAR soccer exec faces war crimes judges

Central African Republic’s top soccer executive came before judges at the International Criminal Court, days after being handed over by France to face allegations...

France hands CAR war crimes suspect to ICC

A Central African Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader was transferred by France to the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was held...

Russia, China abstain on U.N. Central Africa vote, unhappy with France

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Russia and China abstained on Thursday in a United Nations vote to extend a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) because the French-drafted...

France donates weapons, vehicles to Central African Republic

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France has donated three amphibious vehicles and 1 400 AK-47 assault rifles to the Central African Republic (CAR) in an effort to strengthen the...

CAR war crimes suspect arrested in France

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French authorities arrested a man suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic and he will face extradition to The Hague, the...

Russia to send more military trainers, equipment to Central African Republic

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Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to...

Mogadishu hit by two car bombs

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One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital with Islamist...

Suicide car bomb kills six in Mogadishu

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At least six people died when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu, destroying the building and...

Mogadishu car bomb kills three

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A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police and a Reuters witness saw...

ISS: Sexual violence against men and boys in CAR

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Sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly being used as a weapon of war. Women and...

Mali car bomb attack

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An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali killed four civilians and wounded 31, including four French soldiers, Mali's government and...

US, Britain and France halt Chinese weapons delivery to CAR

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The United States, France and Britain have forced the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to put on hold a Central African Republic...

Somali soldiers injured in car bomb explosion

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A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers a military official said with Islamist group al...

Benghazi car bomb kills seven

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At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the centre of...

Car bomb hits Eastern Libyan military chief’s convoy

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A car bomb hit the convoy of the chief of staff of the eastern Libyan military outside Benghazi, killing one and wounding...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic were ‘manipulated’ – U.N

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The United Nations' head of peacekeeping said on Thursday that civilians killed in gunbattles in Central African Republic's capital this week had...

Central African Republic demonstrators lay corpses in front of U.N. mission

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Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least nine people killed in recent clashes in Central African Republic's...

One killed, dozens wounded in clashes in Central African Republic

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At least one civilian was killed and dozens of United Nations peacekeepers, civilians and militia fighters were injured during an operation against...

IS claims Libya car suicide bomb

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing last week in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya, the militant group's news...

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