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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 with French peacekeeping troops and C.A.R. transitional President …Hollande calls for unity in CARThe HinduFrance striving to stop Central African Republic split, Hollande saysswissinfo.chCentral African […]

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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 (CAR) in an effort to stop violence between Christians and Muslims …Ban Ki-moon: 3000 more troops needed in Central African RepubliceuronewsUN chief sees CAR crisis […]

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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 several hours in a neighbourhood of Bangui …French minister says CAR operation to last longer than expectedReutersTensions over disarmament in C.African RepublicWashington PostFrench Military Intervention […]

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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 the capital Bangui seizing weapons from …French minister says CAR operation to last longer than expectedReutersFrench Military Intervention in CAR Will Be Longer Than Foreseen […]

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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 could descend into genocide. UN officials urged African nations to …UN – Urgent Action Needed On CARVoice of AmericaHorror as enraged man devours a lynch […]

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APNewsBreak: Defense minister: France to create new Africa outposts to better … – Fox News

Fox NewsPARIS – The defense minister says France will create new outposts and broaden its military presence in Africa’s turbulent Sahel region to better fight the terror threat from extremist groups like al-Qaida. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated …French defense minister says new mass grave found near Central African …Washington PostFrench defence […]

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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 would start airlifting 800 Chadians from the capital Bangui …AU roadmap is the only solution to CAR crisis: SASouth African Broadcasting CorporationPresident’s resignation brings rare […]

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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. Mr. Djotodia’s resignation, along with that of his …Central African Republic President Michael Djotodia faces pressure to step …The IndependentCelebrations in Central African Republic as […]

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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 after he seized power. Michel Djotodia was installed as president after …Central African Leaders Meet on CAR CrisisVoice of AmericaCentral African Leaders Meet as Djotodia […]

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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 poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on …Regional Bloc to Discuss CAR CrisisVoice of AmericaCAR president faces uncertain future as Chad hosts […]

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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 between Christian and Muslim militias has prompted speculation that he …EU Draws Up Plans to Send Troops to Central AfricaWall Street JournalCentral African leader faces […]

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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 month, and increasing violence is making it harder to deliver humanitarian relief, …935000 people displaced in Central African Republic, says UNTimes of IndiaNearly million people […]

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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 militia known as anti-balaka in the capital Bangui on Wednesday.Attack on presidential palace thwarted in BanguiBusinessweekRed Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capitalCapital […]

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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 the violence in this impoverished nation, which has claimed …UN Ambassador Power in Central African Republic in bid to avert humanitarian …Washington PostAmid Spasm of […]

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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, who took power in a March 2013 coup.Central African Republic Leader in Talks with MilitiasVoice of AmericaFran├žois Hollande’s plane ‘surrounded by rebels’ in Central African […]

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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 sectarian violence. Hollande’s office announced that he will travel to the former French …French president to visit Central African RepublicRTTwo French soldiers killed in Central […]

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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 started arriving in CAR from …Report: Central African death toll up to 280Houston ChronicleFrench army launches Central Africa operation as massacre fears loomPakistan Daily TimesUS […]