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U.N. frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in C.African Republic

BANGUI, April 19 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers have liberated some 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in ...

Ayala's energy arm receives FIT compliance for N. Luzon wind farm projects

MANILA, Philippines AC Energy Holdings Inc., the power arm of Ayala Corporation received its certificates of compliance (CoCs) from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for its wind energy projects in Ilocos Norte. The feed-in-tariff (FIT) CoCs issued April 13 entitles AC Energy's wind farm

One dead in protest against peacekeepers in C.African Republic

BANGUI, April 10 (Reuters) - One person died and a dozen people were wounded when hundreds of protesters clashed with U.N. peacekeepers in the Central Africa...

Central Africa civil servants moonlight to survive

BANGUI, Central African Republic: Claude Deba is a computer engineer in a government ministry in restive Central African Republic, but his abysmally l

Prosecutor: Central African minister arrested on rape charge

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) A prosecutor says a minister in Central African Republic has been arrested on charges he raped a teenager earlier this year.

Ten mosques reopen in C. African Republic after months of violence

Ten mosques reopen in C. African Republic after months of violence

In the Central African Republic, ten mosques have re-opened their doors to Muslim worshipers in the capital after months of sectarian violence. A top cleric in Bangui says the mosques that survived more than a year of fighting have re-opened as Muslims begin to return home. UN figures s

10 mosques in Central African Republic reopen as Muslims trickle home, violence subsides

Ten mosques have reopened in Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, as Muslims begin to trickle back home after months of sectarian violence.

10 mosques in C. African Republic, shut by violence, reopen

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Ten mosques have reopened in Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, as Muslims begin to trickle back home after months of sectarian violence. The vast majority of the country's mosques 417 out of 436, according to a top American diplomat were destr

10 mosques in C. African Republic, shut by violence, reopen

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Ten mosques have reopened in Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, as Muslims begin to trickle back home after ...

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[Ticker] EU extends Africa military missions

The EU has launched a military advisory mission in the Central African Republic, with up to 60 staff to be based in Bangui under a French commander. Foreign ministers in Brussels Monday also extended the life of a similar operation in Mogadishu, which has already trained 5,000 troops, until 2017.

EMRE - C. African president: Turkish school will have no trouble in my country

EMRE - C. African president: Turkish school will have no trouble in my country

C. African president: Turkish school will have no trouble in my countryCentral African Republic (CAR) Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza has praised a prominent Turkish school's contributions to her country and assured that it will not experience any problems in the CAR as long as it carr

France begins troop drawdown in Central African Republic

France begins troop drawdown in Central African Republic

France announced on Thursday it was reducing its troop numbers in the Central African Republic as it gradually hands over to a 8,500-strong UN peacekeeping force brought in to contain a deadly sectarian conflict. "We are going to begin a first cutback phase in the following days, going from 2,0

Clashes in Bangui leave '17 dead'

Clashes in Bangui leave '17 dead'

At least 17 people were killed in weekend clashes between residents and ex-rebels in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, the local Red Cross says.

Thousands flee into CAR airport

Thousands flee into CAR airport

Some 5,000 people have fled ex-rebel fighters in Central African Republic and are occupying the main airport in the capital, Bangui, a UN official says.

CAR forces 'halt rebel advance'

CAR forces 'halt rebel advance'

Government forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) say they have halted an advance by insurgents towards the capital, Bangui.

CAR rebels halt advance on Bangui

CAR rebels halt advance on Bangui

Rebels in the Central African Republic say they are halting their advance on the capital, Bangui, as the president sacks his son as defence minister.

CAR leader vows unity government

CAR leader vows unity government

Central African Republic leader Francois Bozize promises a national unity government, as rebels continue their advance towards the capital Bangui.

CAR rebels 'enter capital Bangui'

CAR rebels 'enter capital Bangui'

Rebel fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have entered the capital Bangui, the rebels and witnesses say.

Longing for peace in Central African Republic

Longing for peace in Central African Republic

The ceasefire deal allows residents of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic under threat from a rebel advance, to breathe a huge sigh of relief, writes the BBC's Laeila Adjovi.

CAR leader asks for US-French aid

CAR leader asks for US-French aid

The Central African Republic's President Francois Bozize appeals to the US and France to help block a rebel advance on the capital, Bangui.

Two Indian nationals killed in CAR

Two Indian nationals killed in CAR

French troops guarding the Central African Republic capital Bangui's international airport accidentally kill two Indian citizens, the French defence ministry says.

Central African Republic: Fresh Violence Displaces Almost 50,000 People

[UNHCR]Bangui, Central African Republic -The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that an upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic has forced the displacement of almost 50,000 people since the start of the year.

UN Issues Plea for Central Africa Refugees

UN Issues Plea for Central Africa Refugees

More than two years of violence has driven thousands of Central Africans into Cameroon and drelief workers say they are still not getting enough support from the rest of the world to deal with this growing humanitarian crisis. The U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that there ar

Central African Republic: Why a Special Criminal Court for the Central African Republic Deserves You...

[HRW]Bangui -The interim parliament for the Central African Republic is about to consider a bill to establish a Special Criminal Court to complement the work of the International Criminal Court in the country and speed up justice for victims of atrocities since the current conflict began three years

Central African Republic: Pining Boy Dies Before Family Reunion

[UNHCR]Bangui, Central African Republic -The pain of separation proved too much for one young boy from Central African Republic, who died last week after going on hunger strike, desperate to escape a virtual prison and reunite with his parents.

Central African Republic: Life After Combat in CAR

[IRIN]Bangui -Helping thousands of fighters in the Central African Republic return to civilian life presents a dilemma for aid workers: offer too many incentives and risk rewarding violence; offer too few and potentially fail to stem it.

UN Official Sees 'Green Shoots' of Hope Sprouting in CAR

A senior United Nations official said he sees hopeful signs of reconciliation beginning to emerge in war-torn Central African Republic. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, head of the Africa Bureau at the U.N. Development Program, told VOA it is vital for the international community to maintain support for CA

Q&A: Central African Republic's rebellion

Rebels in the Central African Republic have agreed a ceasefire, after taking over six towns in just a few weeks, prompting several African countries to send troops to protect the capital, Bangui.

Conflict in CAR Challenges Food Production

The past several years of sectarian violence following a 2013 coup have left the Central African Republic's agricultural sector devastated. Agriculture once made up 54% of the GDP, but since the onset of the crisis food production has plummeted and prices have skyrocketed -- compromising the sustain

Conflict in CAR Challenges Food Production

The past several years of sectarian violence following a 2013 coup have left the Central African Republic's agricultural sector devastated. Agriculture once made up 54% of the GDP, but since the onset of the crisis food production has plummeted, and food prices in the market have skyrocketed -- comp

Foreign troops kill seven ex-rebels in C. Africa: UN

BANGUI (AFP) - Foreign soldiers killed seven former rebels of the mainly Muslim Seleka and arrested some 20 others in Bria in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said in a statement.The toll was seven dead, nine wounded and about 20 arrested from the ex-Seleka, while there were no victi

Gunmen release CAR sports minister after kidnapping

Gunmen have released the minister of youth, sports, arts and culture of the Central African Republic (CAR), more than two weeks after his abduction in the conflict-ridden and highly volatile country. According to Press TV, family members confirmed on Wednesday that Armel Mingatoloum Sayo had

C. African Republic sports minister freed after abduction

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Militia fighters have released a government minister seized more than two weeks ago in Central African Republic amid a spate of kidnappings in the highly volatile country, officials and relatives said Wednesday. Armel Mingatoloum Sayo, who serves as mi

For CAR's Former Child Soldiers, Return to Normal Life Daunting

As the Central African Republic struggles to end the nearly two-year old cycle of sectarian violence, the plight of some 10,000 children used as soldiers in the conflict serves as a brutal legacy. Often, their release by armed groups is only the first step in a long and traumatized road to try to re

C. African Republic sports minister freed after abduction

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Family members say Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after he was kidnapped by Christian militia fighters last month.

C. African Republic sports minister freed after abduction

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) " Family members say Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after he was kidnapped by Christian militia fighters last month.The family of Armel Mingatoloum Sayo confirmed...

C. African Republic sports minister freed after abduction

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Family members say Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after he was kidnapped by Christian mili...

C. African Republic sports minister freed after abduction

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Family members say Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after he was kidnapped by Christian militia fighters last month.

CAR militants free abducted sports minister

"We still don't know the circumstances of his release, but we know he was delivered to the security forces on Tuesday," the family member told The Anadolu Agency

Gunmen in Central Africa Republic free kidnapped govt minister

BANGUI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Gunmen in Central African Republic have freed the minister for youth and sport who was kidnapped in January, the minister's spokes...

Peacekeepers kill seven rebels in Central African Republic fighting

By Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers and French forces in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard a rebel posi...

U.N. helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting

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U.N. helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting

By Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard positions held by a rebel faction in a town northeast of the capital and six rebels died, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers and French troops hit government buildings in the

UN helicopters kill six rebels in Central African Republic fighting

By Christian Dembassa-Kette BANGUI, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic used helicopters to bombard positions held by a rebel fa...

New deadly violence erupts in Central African Republic

BANGUI (AFP) - International troops clashed with ex-Seleka rebels in Central African Republic Tuesday, just a day after at least 10 villagers were killed in a new flare up of violence.Fighting broke out in the eastern mining town of Bria when UN forces, backed by French soldiers, evicted the guerill

Central African Republic: Why Democracy May Have to Wait

[IRIN]Bangui -Insecurity and a lack resources could derail elections in the Central African Republic, crucial for the return to normality after almost two years of intense conflict.