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Rights group claims CAR rebels terrorise with rape

Armed groups in the Central African Republic are using rape and sexual slavery to terrorise women and girls, led by commanders who appear to have ordered the assaults, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

UN probes sex abuse complaints in CAR

The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African Republic were mishandled or unreported.

6 Red Cross volunteers killed in CAR

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

UN warns of signs of genocide in CAR

Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief said Monday, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

Fresh militia attack in CAR kills 2 peacekeepers

Suspected Christian militiamen killed two Moroccan peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Central African Republic on Tuesday, the mission said, in the second deadly attack on Moroccan forces this week. The peacekeepers were…

Renewed Militia attacks in CAR, peacekeeper killed

Christian militias in Central African Republic have launched several attacks in the town of Bangassou in recent days, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a Moroccan peacekeeper, the United Nations said on…

Ghana’s Science University builds solar-powered vehicle

Ghana’s Science and Technology University called the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has built a solar-powered 4×4 vehicle. Ghana’s News Agency reported that the construction was supported by the Technical…

Scores killed in CAR lorry crash

At least 77 people have been killed after a lorry loaded with passengers and goods crashed in the Central African Republic, officials say. Dozens more were injured in the accident near the town of Bambari, about 300km (186 miles) north-east…

Congo peacekeepers to leave CAR amid sex abuse allegations

Congo-Brazzaville is to withdraw more than 600 troops serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) following claims of sexual abuse, the UN says. A review of the Congolese deployment pointed to "systemic problems", a…