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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,...

Suspected militia leaders plead not guilty to Central African Republic war...

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Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday rejected all charges against...

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...

UN says Central African Republic risks return to major conflict

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Deadly ethnic fighting in Central African Republic could descend into a much larger-scale conflict if nothing is done to disarm combatants and...

Six Central African Republic police hostages freed

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Six police officers in the Central African Republic were freed on Friday after they were taken hostage in the capital by members...

U.N. establishes “weapons-free zone” in Central African Republic

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The United Nations has established a "weapons-free zone" in a town in Central African Republic to protect civilians from armed groups involved...

Muslim killed on edge of Central African Republic enclave visited by...

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A Muslim man was killed on the edge of a Christian-besieged enclave in the Central African Republic's capital on Tuesday, a day...

Witch burning rebels stoke Central African Republic violence

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Rebels in Central African Republic have kidnapped, burnt and buried alive "witches" in public ceremonies, exploiting widely held superstitions to control areas...

Rebel negotiators abducted in Bangui

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Three senior members of a Central African Republic rebel group were abducted by unknown assailants in the capital Bangui on Monday after...

Four wounded in Bangui violence

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Four people were wounded in the capital of Central African Republic on Thursday when a mainly Christian militia group attacked the largely...

Glimmers of hope in Central Africa Republic but peace elusive

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Hunted through the bush of Central African Republic by Christian militiamen, hundreds of half-starved Muslim herders found sanctuary with U.N. peacekeepers in...

Peacekeepers kill seven rebels in Central African Republic fighting

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U.N. peacekeepers and French forces in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard a rebel position in a town northeast of the...

Central African Republic government says rejects ceasefire deal

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The government of Central African Republic said on Thursday it rejected a ceasefire deal made in Kenya between two militia groups aimed...

Central African Republic rebels free eight kidnapped officials

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Rebels in Central African Republic on Monday freed eight local officials who were kidnapped at the weekend, but they warned authorities from...

Central African Republic rebels seek bounty for seized LRA commander

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Seleka rebels in Central African Republic want the United States to pay them a bounty of up to $5 million (3.3 million...

Cameroon frees C. African rebel chief Miskine for hostages

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Cameroonian authorities have freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic two days after a group of 26 hostages including a Polish...

Poland says missionary held in Central African Republic now free

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A Polish Catholic missionary kidnapped in October in the Central African Republic has been freed, a spokesman for Poland's foreign ministry said...

At least six dead as militias fight U.N. in Central African...

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At least six people were killed and around 10 were injured in western Central African Republic during clashes pitting Christian militia fighters...

Central African Republic rebels block key highways in capital

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Seleka rebels in Central African Republic blocked two highways through the capital Bangui on Thursday and exchanged gunfire with U.N. peacekeepers, witnesses...

Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Central African Republic

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Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic and United Nations peacekeepers should monitor mining sites...

Six killed in violence in Central African Republic’s capital

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At least six people were killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in two days of violence involving the "anti-balaka" militia...

Two killed, six peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

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Two people were killed in fighting in the capital of Central African Republic and six peacekeepers from Burundi and Cameroon were wounded...

Two killed, corpse mutilated, in Central African Republic unrest

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An angry crowd killed a Muslim man in the capital of Central African Republic overnight, decapitating and burning his corpse, and in...

French forces kill at least five after Central Africa clashes

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French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic killed at least five gunmen after coming under attack from Muslims and Christians at two...

Central African Republic elections likely to be delayed by turmoil

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Elections set for February in Central African Republic to consummate a democratic transition after a March 2013 coup will probably be delayed...

Rebels in Central African Republic expel government ministers

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A grouping of former Seleka rebels in Central African Republic said on Sunday it had expelled from its ranks several members serving...

Clash among Seleka rebels in Central African Republic kills 17

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Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic, the military spokesman for the...

French troops wounded in Central African Republic clash

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Three French soldiers were wounded when fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic's capital, the army...

Rebel gunmen kill 34 in Central African Republic

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Rebels armed with guns and knives killed 34 people in Central African Republic, hanging some civilians and slitting others' throats in a...

Samba Panza names former Seleka advisor as Central African PM

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Central African Republic's president Catherine Samba Panza named Mahamat Kamoun as her prime minister on Sunday, replacing Andre Nzapayeke, who stepped down...

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

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Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the...

Gold, diamonds feed Central African religious violence

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Three young rebels, their AK47s propped against wooden stools in the afternoon heat, guard the entrance to the giant Ndassima goldmine carved...

Central African Republic groups sign ceasefire after talks

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Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebels signed a ceasefire with the "anti-balaka" Christian militia on Wednesday, after having dropped their demand...

CAR rebels demand partition at Brazzaville talks

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Seleka rebels have demanded that Central African Republic (CAR) be partitioned into a Muslim north and a Christian south, a surprise move...

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

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Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree on a ceasefire at...

C.Africa Republic’s ousted leader back in charge of Seleka

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Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group has reinstated Michel Djotodia as its leader, a spokesman said, months after international pressure...

Central African Republic de facto partitioned, UN experts say

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Central African Republic is de facto partitioned with Christian militias in the west of the impoverished, landlocked country pillaging diamonds and mainly...

France pins hope on July talks to end Central Africa violence

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France said on Tuesday is was pinning its hopes on regional peace talks to halt violence in Central African Republic, a day...

Central African Republic fighters attack church sheltering civilians

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rRebel fighters and armed Muslim civilians killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in the Central African Republic on...

CAR church attacked by rebel fighters

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Rebel fighters and armed Muslim civilians killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in the Central African Republic on...

Uganda says Seleka now its enemy as it hunts LRA in...

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Uganda's army said on Tuesday the mainly Muslim Seleka group in Central African Republic was now its enemy as the fighters were...

Clashes between Uganda army, CAR gunmen kill at least 17

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Ugandan troops in Central African Republic (CAR) have killed at least 15 fighters from the mainly Muslim Seleka force, a group that...

Minorities trapped in 16 sites in Central African Republic

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About 20,000 people are trapped in 16 minority communities in Central African Republic because "if they leave, they may be attacked before...

Muslim youths mutilated in Central African Republic

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At least three Muslim youths were killed and mutilated by a Christian militia in Central African Republic while on their way play...

At least 31 people killed in Central African Republic fighting

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At least 31 people, many of them civilians, were killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic this...

C.African Republic’s Seleka rebels pick new commander, say to regroup

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Central African Republic's former Seleka rebel coalition has appointed a new army commander and plans to regroup its scattered fighters, a spokesman...

Segregation in CAR shows the world’s failure

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Segregating Muslims in Central African Republic (CAR) to protect them from Christian militia shows the world's failure to tackle a deepening sectarian...

At least 13 killed in Central African Republic as rebels, militia...

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At least 13 people were killed when Christian militia forces attacked a town held by Muslim Seleka rebels in a rural area...

France says backs evacuation of Muslims in CAR ‘as last resort’

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France said on Tuesday it supported the evacuation of Muslims under threat of reprisals in Central African Republic "as a last resort",...

Eleven killed in Central African Republic grenade attack

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Eleven people died in the capital of the Central African Republic after a grenade exploded among mourners gathered for a funeral, the...