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Flood in Central African Rep leaves at least 28,000 homeless

The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28,000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross said Tuesday, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".Torrential rains have pounded the country...

Fulani militia kill 34 in Central African Republic

As high as 34 people were killed on Tuesday and many were wounded when Fulani armed group attacked two villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission said.The massacre took place in the villages of Koundjili and...

What is in the Central Africa Rep. peace deal

It has not been smooth sailing. Only a few days into the talks – a fortnight ago – the prospect of peace was further threatened as the government rejected the rebels' demands for amnesty and inclusion in a new...

France arrests Central Africa Republic war crimes suspect

French authorities have arrested a man suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic and he will face extradition to The Hague, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday. Prosecutors say Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was the “senior leader”...

Russian journalists killed in CAR investigated mercenaries and mining

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday. The reporters were ambushed and killed outside the town of Sibut late Monday, according to local...

Rebel Leader killed in latest CAR communal violence

At least three people have been killed following an alleged livestock theft in the crisis-torn Central African Republic (CAR). A local rebel leader is among those killed following the clash in the Ngakobo village, 60 kilometres from the southern Bambari...

Death toll from armed attack on Central African church now 26

Ten more people have died from wounds sustained during Tuesday’s attack on a church in Central African Republic, the Red Cross said on Thursday, bringing the toll to 26. Unidentified armed assailants attacked the Notre Dame de Fatima church in...

Demonstrators storm UN base in CAR with corpses

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in Central African Republic’s capital in front of the mission headquarters of the United Nations (UN), witnesses said. UN peacekeepers and local security...

Rape of men and boys, an ignored crime in Central African Republic

Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have raped men and boys for years in an emerging pattern of sexual violence that is “underreported and largely ignored”, researchers said on Monday. A study by international research group All Survivors’...

Catholic bishops urge fighters in Central Africa to lay down arms

Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic have appealed to armed groups controlling swathes of the chronically unstable country to stop looting and lay down their arms. Mired in poverty but rich in minerals, the former French colony has been...
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