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Deadly militia attacks in C.Africa ahead of president’s visit

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Militiamen killed two police officers Thursday in the Central African Republic town of Bambari ahead of a scheduled visit by the country’s president, the government said. The attack came a day after President Faustin-Archange Touadera announced a date for African Union-brokered peace talks …

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Rising insecurity in C.Africa threatens wider region, Security Council told

Bangui, C.Africa | UN | Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security. In particular, a comprehensive and cautions approach …

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France ships 1,400 assault rifles to C.Africa army

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | France on Tuesday handed over 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces. French Defence Minister Florence Parly oversaw the handover at a ceremony at M’Polo military base in the capital …

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Two dead in fresh violence in C.African flashpoint district

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least two people were killed and 10 injured in new clashes in a flashpoint Muslim area of the Central African Republic (CAR)’s capital, hospital workers said Monday, as several thousand attended ceremonies for Catholics killed last week. The latest casualties occurred on …

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UN peacekeepers attacked by C. Africa armed group

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | UN peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic exchanged fire with members of an armed group in a Muslim enclave of the capital Bangui, the United Nations said Sunday. The peacekeepers were fired at in the Muslim rebel bastion called PK5, home …

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Around 100 killed in C. Africa after truce deal

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said Wednesday of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups. The bloodshed, which left dozens more injured, dashed hopes of an …

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