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Central African Republic alleged rebel handed to intl court

Jan. 24, 2021 3:48 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged rebel commander from Central African Republic has been detained and turned over to the International Criminal Court by authorities in the troubled African nation, on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the capital, Bangui, in 2013. The court...

Central African Republic declares state of emergency

Jan. 22, 2021 4:00 AM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic has declared a 15-day state of emergency throughout the country as a coalition of armed groups seeks to overthrow the newly re-elected President Faustin-Archange Touadera. The spokesperson for the presidency, Albert Yaloke Mokpeme, made the...

UN envoy: Central African Republic risks setback from rebels

Jan. 21, 2021 10:42 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic warned Thursday that the country risks a setback in efforts to restore peace because of rebel attacks and called for “a substantial increase” of U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians and ensure...

Rebels amass on outskirts of Central African Republic town

Jan. 19, 2021 1:55 PM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed groups stood on the outskirts of Bangassou on Tuesday, raising fears of further clashes in the southern city a day after two U.N. peacekeepers were killed in a nearby ambush blamed on rebels. Tensions are high in Central African Republic after other coalition...

President Faustin-Archange Touadera speaks to the media after casting his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)

Court in Central African Republic upholds election results

Jan. 18, 2021 1:57 PM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's constitutional court on Monday upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera’s re-election, raising the specter of more violence days after rebels attempted to overtake the capital. Touadera, meanwhile, told reporters that he was open...

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

Jan. 18, 2021 1:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed in an attack Monday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the peacekeepers came under fire on the Bangasso-Gambo axis. Dujarric said nine U.N. peacekeepers have been killed “in hostile...

UN chief says 9 African nations, Iran in arrears on UN dues

Jan. 18, 2021 11:45 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief says nine African nations and Iran are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and should lose their voting rights as required under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir circulated Monday,...

Rebels kill 1 UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic

Jan. 15, 2021 6:17 PM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — At least one peacekeeper was killed and another two were injured on Friday in two successive attacks by armed rebels near the town of Grimari in Central African Republic, the United Nations Mission in the country said. Members from a coalition of armed rebels staged...

President Faustin-Archange Touadera speaks to the media after casting his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Jan. 13, 2021 11:53 AM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on the city’s outskirts, officials said, in a major escalation of violence that has rocked the country since last month. ...

A woman casts her vote at the Koudougou school polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Voting has begun in Central African Republic's presidential and legislative elections after a campaign period marked by violence between rebels and government forces. (AP Photo)

Central African Republic president Touadera reelected

Jan. 4, 2021 4:46 PM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a second term in office, according to provisional results announced by the electoral commission Monday. Touadera was reelected in the first round of the Dec. 27 presidential vote with 53.9% of the...