Seleka rebels - updates

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Central Africa's fragile peace a year after mass killings

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Twelve months after the deployment of the Operation Sangaris force the massacres have ceased but the Central African Republic is still reeling from the unrest

SECURITY. A file photo taken on April 16, 2014 shows people watching a convoy of French troops of the Sangaris forces driving between Grimari and Bambari, in the center of the Central African Republic. Miguel Medina/AFP

UN peacekeeping chief for Central Africa urges political talks

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:36 AM

My main asset is not only to have troops but to have a comprehensive approach for the protection of civilians and the stabilization of the country

Babacar Gaye, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), briefs the Security Council, 19 August 2014, United Nations, New York. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Ex-Seleka fighters massacre 'at least 34' in C. Africa villages

Aug 16, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Fleeing residents spoke of the attackers arriving by foot and on motorbikes and firing on their victims at point blank range

Central African armed groups sign ceasefire agreement

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:11 AM

The agreement was signed by representatives of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition and Christian anti balaka vigilante forces

Central Africa peace talks suspended after rebel no-show

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The two main negotiating sessions of the talks being held in Brazzaville – one on securing an end to hostilities the other on disarming fighters in CAR – were subsequently suspended

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

UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:25 PM

The preliminary United Nations report describes the conflict as political

UN proposes 12,000-strong force for Central African Republic

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:43 AM

UN Secretary General Ban specifies that the peacekeeping mission should focus in the initial stage on the protection of civilians as part of a military surge

DISCUSSING C.A.R. In this file photo, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic, 20 February 2014 at the United Nations, New York. Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

Chad leader calls for more UN troops in Central Africa

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Chad s Deby warns that France and the African Union cannot carry out their mission properly whatever their determination as they did not have enough troops

'Catastrophe of unspeakable proportions' in Central Africa

Feb 13, 2014 - 2:12 PM

UN commissioner for refugees: Massive ethno religious cleansing is continuing Shocking barbarity brutality and inhumanity have characterized this violence

UNFETTERED VIOLENCE. Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Seleka rebel on February 5, 2014, in Bangui. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in Central Africa – Amnesty

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:51 AM

The rights group said it had documented at least 200 killings of Muslim civilians by Christian militia groups known as the anti balaka

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

Regional leaders to meet on future of Central Africa president

Jan 09, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The aim is to ensure the deplorable situation in the country does not spiral out of the control of the international community

ESCAPING THE VIOLENCE. A displaced woman holds her child near Mpoko airport where 100,000 people have taken shelter in Bangui on January 8, 2014. Eric Feferberg/AFP

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

Obama releases $60 million additional military aid for C. Africa

Dec 11, 2013 - 6:16 AM

The White House said the aid would be funneled to France the African Union and other countries contributing forces to an international coalition in the country where sectarian bloodletting has left hundreds dead

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