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Bangui archbishop recounts horror of Central Africa killings

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | The Archbishop of Bangui, Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, Monday recounted the horrors of weeks of violence which left some 60 dead in the Central African Republic region of Alindao. “I went to see my dead brothers — they were burned like beasts,” Cardinal Nzapalainga …

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Now, 77 dead in Central Africa truck accident

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, officials said Wednesday. The accident took place Tuesday between Bambari and Ippy in the centre of the country. “Fifty-nine bodies were …

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At least 40 killed in C.Africa day after ceasefire agreed

Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Intense fighting in the Central African Republic killed at least 40 people Tuesday and injured dozens more, dashing hopes for stability in the strife-torn country the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. …

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Uganda halts hunt for LRA warlord Kony

UPDF spokesman: Our mission was very specific, to neutralise the LRA Obo, Central African Republic | AFP | Sweat soaks into the bright red neckerchiefs of the soldiers slouching to attention on a steamy parade ground deep in the inaccessible forests of Central African Republic (CAR). The military display marked the …

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UPDF: Kony and LRA have been neutralised

Ugandan army says LRA ‘neutralised’, begins withdrawal Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The Ugandan army said Wednesday it has neutralised the Lord’s Resistance Army, as troops began withdrawing from the Central African Republic where they had been hunting the group’s feared leader Joseph Kony. “The decision to withdraw was premised …

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At least 50 killed by armed men in Central Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured since Tuesday after armed men attacked three villages in the central Bambari region of the Central African Republic, local residents who fled their homes told AFP. Prosper Tchoulekrayo, who escaped from Yasseneme village, …

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UN airstrikes in C.Africa target ‘heavily armed’ militia

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said it had conducted airstrikes in the Central African Republic Sunday against a “heavily armed” group of fighters advancing on the city of Bambari. This is the second time in as many weeks the UN has fired on gunmen …

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UN pledges more to protect Central African civilians

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP |  The United Nations will do “everything in its power” to prevent further atrocities in the Central African Republic, a top UN official said on Thursday at the end of a three-day visit. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson was addressing lawmakers in the capital …

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Bemba, aides guilty of bribery during ICC war crimes trial

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | International judges on Wednesday found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close aides guilty of bribing and corrupting witnesses in a bid to derail his landmark war crimes trial. The case was “about the clear, and downright criminal behaviour of the five …

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Pope’s new C.Africa cardinal brings fresh hope of peace

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Pope Francis has brought fresh hopes of peace to the war-ravaged Central African Republic, with Christians and Muslims praising his decision to name Bangui’s archbishop a cardinal as a step to ending sectarian violence. Aged only 49, Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga will be the …

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