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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa

UN investigators say talk of genocide or ethnic cleaning in the Central African Republic is premature, but that evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity exists on both sides.

UN inquiry finds war crimes on both sides in C. Africa
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.

Gunfire in C. Africa capital amid anti-government protests
UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR
UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR

The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, and stated those responsible "shall be held accountable".

UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR
Ex-Seleka soldiers. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers

At least 22 people including three staff members of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were killed during a weekend attack by gunmen on a Central African hospital, a peacekeeper told AFP Monday.

22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers
UN evacuates 100 Muslims from C. Africa capital
UN evacuates 100 Muslims from C. Africa capital

The United Nations has evacuated almost 100 Muslims from the capital of the crisis-torn Central African Republic to "save their lives", according to officials.

UN evacuates 100 Muslims from C. Africa capital
US releases $22 mln in additional aid for CAR
US releases $22 mln in additional aid for CAR

The United States announced Wednesday an additional $22 million in humanitarian aid for Central African Republic, on the eve of a key vote at the UN to authorize the deployment of peacekeepers.

US releases $22 mln in additional aid for CAR
Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination
Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French president Francois Hollande's assassination in revenge for the European nation's recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said.

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination
C.Africa president asks France to stay till polls
C.Africa president asks France to stay till polls

The leader of the strife-torn Central Africa Republic asked French troops Monday to stay until polls due in early 2015, as unabated sectarian violence wrecked Paris' hope of a quick exit.

C.Africa president asks France to stay till polls
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty

"Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it.

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR
Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR

UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke Monday with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on increasing the number of European and African troops in the Central African Republic.

Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. ©Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
C.Africa, S.Sudan dominate continental summit

Conflict in Central African Republic and South Sudan dominated the agenda as Africa's leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit of the continental bloc in Ethiopia.

C.Africa, S.Sudan dominate continental summit
Adoption a hope for C. African children in crisis
Adoption a hope for C. African children in crisis

Two-year-old Mercia clung unsteadily to Pierrette's dress, a potential candidate for adoption in the orphanage run by the elderly lady as clashes wracked the Central African Republic's capital.

Adoption a hope for C. African children in crisis
UN warns of 'genocide' in C. Africa as parliament seeks new leader
UN warns of 'genocide' in C. Africa as parliament seeks new leader

The UN has warned that bloodshed in the Central African Republic could turn into genocide as horrors continue to unfold in the country where parliament is preparing to choose a new leader.

UN warns of 'genocide' in C. Africa as parliament seeks new leader
Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath
Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath

The Central African Republic began the search for a peacemaker president Tuesday after months of sectarian violence that displaced a fifth of the population.

Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath
'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks
'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks

The new interim president of the violence-wracked Central African Republic told marauding fighters Monday that "the party is over" after weeks of deadly sectarian violence, as deserting troops and police returned to duty.

'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks
Children beheaded in C.Africa fighting: UNICEF
Children beheaded in C.Africa fighting: UNICEF

At least two children have been beheaded in the fighting which has gripped the Central African Republic, the UN agency for children said Monday, adding "unprecedented" levels of violence were being committed against youngsters.

Children beheaded in C.Africa fighting: UNICEF
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital

The Red Cross said Thursday it had recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
Hollande hopes Poland to join French troops in CAR
Hollande hopes Poland to join French troops in CAR

French President Francois Hollande said he expected Poland to announce Friday that it would provide military backing for France's troops in the Central African Republic.

Hollande hopes Poland to join French troops in CAR
French soldiers patrol on Boy-Rabe, a northern district of Bangui December 17, 2013. ©Reuters/Alain Amontchi
Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty

The Central African Republic's mostly Muslim ex-rebels killed nearly 1,000 people in the capital Bangui two weeks ago in a rampage avenging deadly Christian militia attacks, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday.

Nearly 1,000 killed by ex-rebels in C. Africa capital: Amnesty
World must act fast to help C.Africa: aid group
World must act fast to help C.Africa: aid group

The global community needs to move fast to stop the violence in Central African Republic spiralling out of control and must send in international peacekeeping troops to restore security, a leading US aid organization said Monday.

World must act fast to help C.Africa: aid group