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Ex-C.Africa president renamed as head of Seleka militia

Jul 13, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Former president Michel Djotodia who fled power in January under strong international pressure for his failure to rein in rogue ex rebels is subject to United States and United Nations sanctions

PRESIDENT TURNED REBEL. In this file photo, Central Africa's interim leader Michel Djotodia gives a statement to the press at his Bangui residence on December 21, 2013. AFP/Miguel Medina

Ugandan army kills ex-rebels in C.Africa mix-up

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Ugandan troops have been deployed in CAR since 2008 to take part in the search for Lord s Resistance Army rebel chief Joseph Kony

Nearly 50 killed in new wave of violence in Central Africa

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The deeply impoverished Central African Republic has seen more than a year of unrest with violence between mostly Muslim ex Seleka rebels and largely Christian militias

Central Africa pays state wages for first time in 6 months

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:38 PM

State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months a small sign of normality

Food crisis looms in strife-torn Central Africa – UN

Mar 03, 2014 - 12:58 AM

The country s interim president Catherine Samba Panza says the worst had been averted since she was appointed a month ago to replace coup leader Michel Djotodia who failed to rein in his fighters after taking office

Clashes in Central African town kill at least 75: priest

Feb 03, 2014 - 10:11 PM

The colony descended into chaos last March when Seleka rebels overthrew the government and installed Michel Djotodia as president

STRIFE AND CLASHES. A local priest said at least 75 people have died in clashes in the town of Boda.

Central African PM names new government

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Andre Nzapayeke s transitional government faces the daunting task of ending the bloodshed

Central Africa interim president to be elected Monday

Jan 16, 2014 - 11:30 PM

The Central African Republic will soon elect a new interim president to succeed ex rebel Michel Djotodia who resigned last week

Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath

Jan 14, 2014 - 11:16 PM

After Michel Djotodia s resignation who will step up to strive for peace in the Central African Republic?

NEW LEADER. After months of conflict, the Central African Republic searches for a peacemaker president

Violence erupts in Bangui after resignation of ex-rebel leader

Jan 12, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Ten months of violence have displaced a fifth of the country s population and the sectarian flare up has killed more than 1 000 people in the past month alone

CHAOS IN BANGUI. Looters run for cover as they hear rifle shots near the 'Reconciliation crossroad' in Bangui, on January 11, 2014. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Central African Republic president resigns

Jan 10, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The resignations comes after intense pressure over his failure to stem deadly sectarian violence

Central African parliament meets to decide president's fate

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The Central African Republic underwent chaos after Djotodia s Seleka coalition ended Francois Bozize s 10 year rule last year

PEACE WORK. Chadian President Idriss Deby (R) shakes hands with his counterpart from Central Africa Michel Djotodia during the special summit of the 10-nation Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in Ndjamena on January 9, 2014. Brahim Adji/AFP Photo

Central African president makes fresh appeal for peace

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED He also banned all illegal demonstrations in Bangui

African troops fire on Central Africa protesters, one dead

Dec 23, 2013 - 3:49 PM

2nd UPDATE African Union troops fire on demonstrators protesting against the president of the strife torn Central African Republic

Central Africa's 'survival' depends on disarmament – leader

Dec 22, 2013 - 9:16 AM

The mainly Christian country s first Muslim president – who holds the post on an interim basis after seizing power in a March coup – also renewed an offer of talks with the Christian anti balaka vigilantes

CALL FOR DISARMAMENT. Central Africa's interim leader Michel Djotodia gives a statement to the press at his Bangui residence on December 21, 2013. AFP/Miguel Medina

Ex-rebels killed 'nearly 1,000' in Bangui rampage

Dec 19, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Communal violence exploded in Bangui after silently terrorizing more remote parts of the country since a March coup made enemies out of Muslims and Christians who had long lived together in harmony

SECURING BANGUI. French troops patrol in a street of the Muslim PK-5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 16, 2013. AFP/Fred Dufour

France: Other European nations to deploy troops to Central Africa

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:20 AM

The United Nations says some 210 000 people have been displaced in the capital Bangui alone in two weeks of unrest largely pitting Christians against Muslims

SECURING BANGUI. French troops patrol in a street of the Muslim PK-5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 16, 2013. AFP/Fred Dufour

French intervention in CAR dangerous but vital – Hollande

Dec 11, 2013 - 11:57 AM

France has deployed 1 600 troops to halt the sectarian tinged violence in the country

TALKS. A photograph dated December 6 and made available by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) on December 9 shows a French soldier speaking with locals during operation Sangaris, in Central African Republic. Photo by Denniel Melanie/EPA

France suffers first losses as CAR mission gets dirty

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:34 PM

France vowes to finish its job in the Central African Republic CAR after the death of two elite soldiers highlighted the risks of a mission to disarm rogue rebels who have plunged the country into chaos

PATROLLING BANGUI. Soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol in the streets of Bangui on December 7, 2013. AFP / Sia Kambou

French troops pour into Central Africa after deadly clashes

Dec 08, 2013 - 8:46 AM

The country continues to descend into chaos since a motley coalition of mostly Muslim rebel fighters known as Seleka overthrew former president Francois Bozize in March

PATROLLING BANGUI. Soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol in the streets of Bangui on December 7, 2013. AFP / Sia Kambou

Bloodbath in Bangui as UN backs force

Dec 06, 2013 - 12:34 AM

Reporters counted 54 corpses in a mosque in the capital and another 25 lining surrounding streets

France to send troops as UN warns of chaos in C. Africa

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:57 PM

France has proposed a UN Security Council resolution that would authorize international troops to use force in its former colony

US urges global help for stricken Central Africa

Nov 22, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The US calls for more international involvement in the Central African Repuiblic to avoid a genocide

MISCA. Soldiers of the International Support Mission for the Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol on October 7, 2013 in a street of Bangui. ISSOUF SANOGO/ AFP FILE PHOTO

Central Africa strongman forms transition council

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:35 PM

The rebel strongman who seized power in the Central African Republic orders creation of a transitional body to designate an interim president

AFP photo