• FILE: The country has seen a string of coups and wars since it gained independence from France in 1960, leading to some two thirds of the country coming under rebel control until last year. Picture: AFP

    Landmine kills four people in C.Africa

    On September 9, a local humanitarian worker employed by a Danish NGO was killed when his vehicle ran over a landmine likewise in the northeast.

  • FILE: Rwandan soldiers from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF. Picture: AFP

    Rwanda sends 300 troops for UN mission in C.Africa

    The deployment is part of a UN Security Council resolution in March to beef up the MINUSCA force in the CAR by around 3,000 men. One of the world's poorest countries, the CAR has been battered by civil conflict since 2013, with armed groups jockeying for resources and power.

  • FILE: President of the Central African Republic Faustin Archange Touadéra. Picture: United Nations Photo.

    CAR president names new PM after government resigns

    Reputedly close to President Faustin Archange Touadera, the new PM is also known for having a good knowledge of international finance and aid programmes, vital for the second least-developed country in the world, according to the UN.

  • FILE: Tanzanian soldiers from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), patrol the town of Gamboula, threatened by the Siriri group, on July 6, 2018.  Picture: Florent Vergnes / AFP

    UN troops recapture C.African city from rebels

    Rebels abandoned their positions in Bangassou, 750 kilometres (470 miles) east of the capital Bangui, and fled the city following an ultimatum on Friday from the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA, the mission's spokesman Vladimir Monteiro said late Saturday.

  • A general view of electoral official's convoy escorted by MINUSCA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic) on the road to Bocaranga, Central African Republic, on 23 September 2020. Picture: AFP

    30,000 flee C.Africa over election unrest: UN

    UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, said those who have left the CAR for neighbouring countries needed urgent assistance with water, shelter, health care and sanitation.