Hollande: France Seeks to Preserve CAR Unity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFrench President Francois Hollande visited the Central African Republic Friday, and pledged to help hold the war-torn country together amid a wave of sectarian violence. Mr. Hollande met … Read More

UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic … Read More

CAR disarmament drive fails to capture militia leader – BBC News

BBC NewsFrench and African peacekeepers have seized weapons from militia in the capital of the Central African Republic, which has been gripped by sectarian strife. Troops conducted house-to-house searches for … Read More

France warns C. Africa crisis could be longer than expected – AFP

AFPBangui (Central African Republic) — France’s defence minister warned on Saturday that ending sectarian strife in the Central African Republic could take longer than expected as peacekeepers went door-to-door in … Read More

Man lynched at army ceremony in Central African Republic – Irish Times

Irish TimesCentral African Army Forces soldiers gather during a speech by interim president Catherine Samba-Panza at the National College of Administration and Magistrature in the capital Bangui today. Photograph: Siegfried … Read More

Amid genocide fear, Central African Republic’s new interim president to take oath – Zee News

Zee NewsBangui: The Central African Republic’s new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza was set to take the oath of office Thursday, a day after a UN envoy warned the conflict-riven country … Read More

CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated – BBC News

BBC NewsEmergency evacuations of the first of thousands of foreigners stranded in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) are due to begin. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it … Read More

Central African Republic’s Leader Resigns — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, resigned under pressure from other African leaders Friday, highlighting the political disarray that has fueled vigilante violence across the country. … Read More

C. African Republic leader is subject of summit – Washington Post

Washington PostN’DJAMENA, Chad — The rebel leader-turned-president of Central African Republic is at a regional summit where he’s expected to face renewed pressure to step aside less than a year … Read More

Central African Republic: Fears of sectarian genocide – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with … Read More

Central African Republic crisis: Djotodia future in balance – BBC News

BBC NewsCentral African Republic (CAR) interim President Michel Djotodia is expected to face pressure to step down when he attends a regional summit on Thursday. His failure to quell violence … Read More

UN Says Aid Crisis Worsens In Central African Republic – New York Times

New York TimesGENEVA — The number of people displaced by fighting between Muslim and Christian militias and vigilantes in the Central African Republic has more than doubled in the past … Read More

CAR unrest kills dozens, including six Chad peacekeepers – BBC News

BBC NewsDozens of people have been killed, including six peacekeepers from Chad, in the latest violence in the Central African Republic, officials say. The peacekeepers were attacked by a Christian … Read More

US diplomat visits Central African Republic amid violence – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The American ambassador to the United Nations arrived Thursday in Central African Republic in the highest profile American effort to date to spotlight … Read More

C. African militias seek president’s overthrow – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Christian militiamen and a former officer in Central African Republic’s national army say they are working together to topple rebel leader-turned-President Michel Djotodia, … Read More

French president heading to C. African Republic – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChroniclePARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is going to the Central African Republic just days into a tricky French military operation there to try to restore calm amid … Read More

Huge African troop surge to tackle CAR fighting – BBC News

BBC NewsThe African Union is to increase significantly the number of troops it plans to send to the Central African Republic to help end communal fighting. The size of the … Read More

French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount – Reuters

ReutersBANGUI (Reuters) – France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings of civilians. Hundreds of soldiers … Read More