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Central African Republic advances election as U.S. envoy calls for justice

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Authorities in Central African Republic vowed on Thursday to bring forward elections meant to turn the page on a March coup, as...

‘Ghost of Rwanda’ haunts as U.S. envoy to visit Central African...

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Neighbor turning on neighbor, villages razed to the ground, hundreds of victims shot or hacked to death with machetes. The U.S. ambassador to...

Germany reacts coolly to French request on Central Africa

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Germany reacted coolly on Wednesday to a French request that European countries step up support for its military mission in Central African...

Quarter of Central African Republic’s population risks hunger

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Up to a quarter of the population of Central African Republic risks going hungry because of fighting between Christian and Muslim militia,...

France says EU countries to send troops to C. African Republic

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Some European countries will send troops to support a French-African mission to restore order in Central African Republic, French Foreign Minister Laurent...

France criticises CAR leader Djotodia after government reshuffle

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France on Monday criticized the dismissal of three ministers by the interim leader of the Central African Republic as having broken the...

Central African Republic leader in talks with militias

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Central African Republic's interim leader is weighing a possible amnesty for militias involved in Christian-Muslim violence that has killed hundreds of people,...

France, Africa must treat CAR conflict as war, ex-PM says

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French and African forces intervening in Central African Republic must wage war against the Seleka rebels and not just aim to restore...

World watching, will act on Central African Republic crimes: U.N.

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The United Nations on Friday warned groups carrying out atrocities in the Central African Republic the world was watching and would hold...

Militia attack in Central African Republic kills 27

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A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday, in...

African Union approves big increase in Central African Republic force

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The African Union has authorized increasing an African force being deployed to Central African Republic to 6,000 troops from 2,500, a senior...

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis mounts even as attacks ease

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As the base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport is one of the safest places in town. It is...

U.S. begins air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic

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The United States began air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic on Thursday, part of efforts to help African and French...

Religious leaders seek calm in tense Central African Republic

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Religious leaders sought reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic on Wednesday during a lull in violence that has killed...

Progress for AU Regional Task Force hunting Kony and LRA

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The Regional Task Force (RTF) of the African Union-led Regional Co-operation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord's Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) continues...

Violence persists in Central African Republic as Hollande visits

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President Francois Hollande flew into Central African Republic hours after two French soldiers were killed in fighting and praised his troops for...

French army battles militias in Central African Republic’s capital

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The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in...

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

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Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Central African Republic, France's first casualties in an operation to restore stability in...

French troops trade fire with ex-rebels in Central African Republic

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French troops traded fire with former rebels in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Monday as they sought to disarm fighters after...

French troops may find Central African Republic mission easier than Mali

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France's intervention to quell violence in Central African Republic may prove simpler militarily than the campaign it waged against al Qaeda-linked Islamists...

French, US, UK deploying military aircraft to CAR

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France is deploying a sizeable number of aircraft, including transport and combat helicopters, to the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of...

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters on Monday

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France said it will start disarming fighters in the Central African Republic by force if necessary on Monday, as relative calm returned...

French, African troops try to halt C. African Republic killings

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French soldiers were cheered by residents on Saturday as they began patrolling densely populated neighborhoods of Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, which...

France’s Hollande says difficult for CAR head to stay in place

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French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday it would be difficult for the current head of Central African Republic to stay in...

French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount

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France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings...

France agrees to help African nations set up military force

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France agreed on Friday to help African nations create a joint military force to tackle coups, wars and rebellions on the continent,...

EU establishing humanitarian air bridge to CAR

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The European Commission (EC) is deploying its humanitarian air service with immediate effect to open up a vital line of support into...

French army says killed unidentified fighters in Central Africa Republic

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French forces killed unidentified fighters near the airport in Central African Republic's capital Bangui in clashes early on Thursday before the U.N....

France vows immediate action in Central African Republic after battle

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France said it would act immediately in Central African Republic after securing U.N. backing to halt sectarian violence that rocked the capital...

U.N. authorizes French, African troops in Central African Republic

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The U.N. Security Council authorized French and African troops in Central African Republic on Thursday to use force to protect civilians, imposed...

France deploys troops to secure CAR capital after clashes

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The French army deployed 250 troops to the capital of the Central African Republic, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday after clashes...

Clashes erupt as militia enter Central African Republic capital

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Heavy and small arms fire rang out in the capital of the Central African Republic on Thursday, the heaviest clashes in Bangui...

France seeks to shed policeman role at Africa meeting

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France will tell African leaders at a Paris summit on Friday it will no longer play policeman on the continent, even as...

Twelve killed in Central African Republic attack

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Armed men killed at least 12 civilians and wounded 30, including children, northwest of the Central African Republic capital, United Nations officials...

Central African Republic interim leader denies genocide threat

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Central African Republic transitional leader Michel Djotodia on Saturday denied European assertions that his country was on the brink of genocide and...

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers

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Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are now deployed to quell a worsening sectarian conflict and provide...

With military commitments in Africa, France to leave Kosovo

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NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French...

Living in fear, Central African Republic awaits foreign intervention

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Mathieu Marco hid in his shower as the Muslim militia commander who came to kill him screamed at his young son, demanding...

France to secure routes, population hubs in Central African mission

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A planned French intervention backing regional troops in Central African Republic will focus first on securing key trade routes and population hubs...

France to boost Central African force with U.N. backing

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France said on Tuesday it would increase its force in Central African Republic to at least 1,000 soldiers once a U.N. resolution...

U.N. Security Council considering sanctions on Central African Republic

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The U.N. Security Council is considering imposing an arms embargo on the virtually lawless Central African Republic as well as putting a...

“Horrific” situation in CAR

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With the Central African Republic (CAR) reportedly descending into "complete chaos," a top UN official has called on the international community for...

Central African Republic says France to boost troops

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France will triple the number of its soldiers in the Central African Republic to 1,200 to bolster security after months of violence,...

Child soldiers swell fighters’ ranks in Central African Republic

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The number of child soldiers in Central African Republic has more than doubled to as many as 6,000 in recent months as...

France says Central African Republic on verge of genocide

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France said on Thursday that Central African Republic was "on the verge of genocide" and it expected the United Nations to give...

U.S. pledges $40 million for Central Africa peacekeepers as violence escalates

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The United States expressed concern on Wednesday about growing violence and lawlessness in Central African Republic and pledged $40 million toward an...

Central African Republic held surrender talks with warlord Kony

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The Central African Republic has been in contact with warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters to urge them to...

Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic

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Thousands of villagers in Central African Republic fled clashes between former rebels and local militias on Tuesday, residents said, increasing concerns about...

U.N. preparing for possible Central African Republic peacekeeping force

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The United Nations is preparing to possibly deploy peacekeepers to Central African Republic, but if the crisis there worsens quickly before such...

Cameroon says army repulses attack from Central African Republic

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Assailants from the Central African Republic raided a village in eastern Cameroon but the army repulsed the attack, killing five gunmen, Cameroon...