Africa

UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians last year

MSF says the deployed force did not protect civilians in the city of Batangafo, where at least 15 people were killed.

War & Conflict

CAR peace deal calls for truth commission, joint patrols: AFP

CAR peace deal includes setting up a truth and reconciliation commission as well as joint security patrols, reports AFP.

CAR peace deal calls for truth commission, joint patrols: AFP

Africa

Central African Republic signs peace deal with armed groups

The new deal is the latest after seven other peace agreements tried and failed to end one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts.

Africa

Central African Republic initials peace deal with armed groups

The agreement will end years of fighting while trying to establish peace in a country ravaged by war since 2012.

Central African Republic initials peace deal with armed groups

Africa

Central African Republic reaches peace deal with armed groups: UN

The agreement reached in Sudan is seen as a step towards ending years of fighting that has killed thousands.

Central African Republic reaches peace deal with armed groups: UN

Central African Republic

UN sets course towards easing CAR arms embargo

Draft resolution seeks partial lifting of embargo to allow government purchase of weapons without seeking UN approval.

Humanitarian crises

Yemen to face worst humanitarian crisis of 2019: UN

Some 132 million people in 42 countries will need assistance next year, with Yemen topping the list, UN says.

Yemen to face worst humanitarian crisis of 2019: UN

Central African Republic

Children in CAR 'desperately need world's attention'

UN agency warns 43,000 children under the age of five 'face an extremely high risk of death' as crisis worsens.

UNICEF: More than 1.5 million children in CAR need emergency aid

Africa

CAR war crimes suspect Yekatom appears at ICC, alleges torture

Once nicknamed 'Rambo', Alfred Yekatom faces 14 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

War & Conflict

UN warns of famine in violence-hit Central African Republic

Over 60 percent of the CAR's population is already in need of aid and protection, with violence affecting millions.

UN warns of famine in violence-hit Central African Republic

Africa

Russia to increase military presence in Central African Republic

With an arms embargo in place on the Central African Republic, Russia is ready to send military trainers to the country.

Central African Republic

Scores killed in attack on CAR refugee mission

Thousands of internally displaced people flee site in Alindao, in latest violent incident in Central African Republic.

Dozens of bodies found after attack on CAR refugee mission

Africa

CAR suspect wanted for war crimes against Muslims handed to ICC

Once nicknamed 'Rambo', Alfred Yekatom is accused of leading 3,000 Anti-balaka fighters blamed for 2013-2014 atrocities.

Africa

Central African Republic calls on Russia to train its army

The army is helpless as it deals with an arms embargo and 14 militia groups fighting for control.

Africa

Central African Republic: Leader of Seleka fighters speaks up

'General Force' looks too powerful to be arrested as he is well-protected by determined young men who have nothing to lose.