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Central African Republic suspect to fight war crimes allegations at ICC-lawyer

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A former Central African Republic “Seleka” faction commander suspected of war crimes intends to contest allegations brought at the International Criminal Court, his lawyer...

ICC has arrested Central African Republic war crimes suspect Said: statement

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The International Criminal Court on Sunday said it had taken into custody a former Central African Republic commander of the “Seleka” faction suspected of...

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...

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...

Bullets and panic: rebels attack Central African Republic capital

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Rebels in Central African Republic attacked the capital early on Wednesday, but were repelled by President Faustin-Archange Touadera’s security forces and United Nations peacekeepers,...

Rebels attack Central African Republic’s capital, says PM

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Security forces in Central African Republic repelled an attack on Wednesday by armed groups seeking to seize the capital Bangui, athorities said, in a...

French warplanes fly over Central African Republic amid rebel offensives

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Rebels attacked two towns in the Central African Republic on Saturday as French warplanes flew over in an apparent attempt to deter an advance...

Ten presidential candidates call for election re-run in Central African Republic

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Ten defeated presidential candidates in the Central African Republic are calling for the result of a 27 December election to be annulled and the...

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...

Central African Republic court rejects ex-President Bozize’s candidacy

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The top court in Central African Republic (CAR) rejected on Thursday the candidacy of former President Francois Bozize in a 27 December election being...

Russia sends more military equipment to Central African Republic: RIA

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Russia has opened a representative office in the Central African Republic and donated ten armoured vehicles to the country, the RIA news agency said...

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: AFRICOM may be looking for a new home

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When the Pentagon sought to locate its newly formed Africa Command (AFRICOM) somewhere in Africa in 2007, Botswana and Liberia were reportedly eager to...

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...

US imposes sanctions on Central African Republic militia leader

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The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the leader of a Central African Republic-based militia group, the Treasury Department said, accusing the leader,...

Deposed Central African Republic leader announces presidential bid

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Deposed former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announced on Saturday his candidacy for the December presidential vote despite being under UN sanctions and...

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic attack

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

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

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The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). The state Inter Services...

COVID-19 exacerbating CAT vulnerabilities – UN peacekeeping chief

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The Central African Republic (CAR) is progressing with preparations for presidential and legislative elections in December, but the political situation remains fragile and security...

MINUSCA peacekeeper killed

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A United Nations peacekeeper from Burundi was killed when attempting to stop an armed militant attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to...

CAR militia infighting

Militia infighting in Central African Republic (CAR) killed 40 people over the weekend and forced hundreds from their homes, local authorities said. The bloodshed...

CAR war crimes to ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges against two men suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic (CAR)....

CAR considering Russian military base

Central African Republic is considering hosting a Russian military base and would like Moscow to supply it with weapons RIA news agency cited the...

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...

ISS: Can justice prevail in the midst of war?

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Reconciling peace and justice is inherently fraught, and surely nowhere more so than in the Central African Republic (CAR) – that seemingly chronic cancer...

Russian troops to CAR

Russia will in the near future send 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a United Nations mission to help stabilise...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic

An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack in Central African Republic (CAR), a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group’s...

Russian soldiers to CAR

Russia will send up to 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a UN mission to stabilise the country, according to...

Top UN gender award for Brazilian Navy officer

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Training gender advisors and focal points in the Central African Republic (CAR) earned a Brazilian United Nations peacekeeper a special gender advocate award. Secretary-General António...

CAR expands cabinet, includes rebel officials

Central African Republic included more rebel officials in an expanded cabinet, the president announced, in a bid to shore up peace efforts after several...

Central African Republic peace deal faces setback

Central African Republic’s month-old peace deal with armed groups faces its first major challenge, after several signatories said a newly-formed government was not sufficiently...

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...

CAR peace deal

Central African Republic signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following two weeks of talks in Khartoum. The peace deal was announced by the...

CAR peace deal

The Central African Republic reached a peace deal with 14 armed groups after talks in Khartoum, the United Nations said, potentially ushering in a...

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...

CAR war crimes suspect ordered to ICC

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A French court authorised Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed to the Hague war crimes tribunal,...

CAR insecurity threatens wider region UN hears

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Rising violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) threatens to spill into neighbouring countries creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned, urging...

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 protests Hague transfer

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A lawyer for war crimes suspect Alfred Yekatom said at his initial International Criminal Court appearance his client was tortured after his...

Central African Republic facing famine

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Endemic violence in Central African Republic is pushing the country toward famine with 63% of the population already needing emergency aid, the...

Catholic mission in CAR attacked

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More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000...

CAR war crimes suspect handed to ICC

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A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been handed...

Russian military veterans seek ICC investigation of mercenary deployments

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Groups representing Russian military veterans plan to ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Russia's secret deployment of civilian contractors in...

Central African Republic hospital at risk of attack

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Some 5,000 people seeking refuge in a hospital in Central African Republic (CAR) risk being attacked by armed groups, a medical charity...

France claims Russia not helping to stabilise CAR

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Russia's expanding influence in Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony, is not likely to stabilise the country, French Defence Minister...