Gulf Times - Central-African-Republic
C.Africa football boss and 'Rambo' on trial for war crimes

C.Africa football boss and 'Rambo' on trial for war crimes

A former top Central African Republic football official and a militiaman nicknamed Rambo go on trial at the International Criminal court Tuesday charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Central African Republic votes under threat of violence

Central African Republic votes under threat of violence

Central African Republic voted on Sunday in presidential and legislative elections being held under a cloud of violence as the government, international partners and United Nations peacekeepers seek to hold off a rebel advance

Three UN peacekeepers killed in C.Africa ahead of national polls

Three UN peacekeepers killed in C.Africa ahead of national polls

Three UN peacekeepers have been killed by unidentified combatants in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, as the country prepares for a general election and fighting continues between rebels and government forces

Rwanda deploys troops to C.Africa

Rwanda deploys troops to C.Africa

Rwanda has deployed troops to the Central African Republic, where its soldiers serving in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels, the defence ministry in Kigali said.

Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus.

Militia clashes kill 50 in Central Africa town

Militia clashes kill 50 in Central Africa town

Clashes between rival armed groups in Bria, a strategic town in eastern Central African Republic, have left dozens dead, a senior official said on Tuesday.

C.Africa government inks peace deal with militias

C.Africa government inks peace deal with militias

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years of fighting that have left thousands of people dead.

Central African war crimes suspect "Rambo" handed to global court

Central African war crimes suspect "Rambo" handed to global court

A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the tribunal said.

At least 16 killed in C.African flare-up

At least 16 killed in C.African flare-up

At least 16 people were killed and nearly a hundred wounded on Tuesday in clashes between militia and security forces in the capital of the Central African Republic, sources said.

19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in C.African capital

19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in C.African capital

The Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked on Wednesday after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of the capital.

Six aid workers killed in Central African Republic attack

Six aid workers killed in Central African Republic attack

Unidentified assailants killed a UNICEF employee and five other education workers in an attack in the Central African Republic, the United Nations children's agency said on Wednesday.

Attacks in C.Africa capital leave 3 dead, over 20 injured

Attacks in C.Africa capital leave 3 dead, over 20 injured

More than 20 people were injured when grenades were thrown into a concert in the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, while revenge attacks later left three people dead, the UN peacekeeping force and a local official said Sunday.