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Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says

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Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says

- Roaming militias spurred by ethnic, religious rivalries have stepped up violence in recent months Related Stories Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, UN officials and aid workers said on Sunday. The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou on the Congolese border have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry and appeared to be aimed at Muslims, they said, in the latest sign that the multi-year conflict is worsening

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Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN

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Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN

- Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others were missing following an attack on their convoy in the southeast of Central African Republic, the UN said Tuesday. The convoy was attacked on Monday evening near Yogofongo village, more than 470 kilometres (290 miles) east of the capital Bangui, close to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the MINUSCA peacekeeping mission said

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Attackers in Central African Republic ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocco, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding eight others, Cambodian and U.N. officials announced Tuesday. Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan peacekeeper were also reported missing after Monday's surprise assault and may have been kidnapped, Cambodian officials said

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- Cambodia’s prime minister says a Cambodian soldier attached to the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has been killed in an ambush. Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that another Cambodian peacekeeper was also wounded and three more are missing after their convoy was attacked on Monday. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Central African Republic has been embroiled in chaos since 2013, when Muslim rebels overthrew the nation’s Christian president

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UPDF expresses interest in training Central African Republic army

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UPDF expresses interest in training Central African Republic army

- According to the Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi, there is need to have a force in place to continue hunting LRA warlord Joseph Kony. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has expressed interest in offering military training to the national army of Central African Republic to fill the void left behind by the withdrawal of UPDF from the country where it had spent nine years pursuing remnants of LRA rebels

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UPDF begins Central African Republic withdrawal

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UPDF begins Central African Republic withdrawal

- Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has begun withdrawing from the Central Africa Republic where it has since 2012 been part of the African Union Regional Task Force. The first batch of troops was been received today in Gulu by the Chief of Staff Land Forces, Brig Katsigazi Tumusiime, and 4 Division commander, Brig Emmanuel Kanyesigye according to a UPDF statement. The decision to withdraw was premised on the realization that the mission to neutralize the LRA has now been successfully achieved

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At least 50 killed by armed men in Central Africa

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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, said the attackers had “fired indiscriminately on the inhabitants”. “The provisional toll of the attacks in the Agoudou Manga, Yasseneme and Ngouyanza is at least 50 dead

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Central Africans Use Radio Network to Stay Safe from LRA

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Central Africans Use Radio Network to Stay Safe from LRA

- FENZANE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC — Two decades after the Lord’s Resistance Army began terrorizing civilians in northern Uganda, the LRA boasts just a fraction of its former strength, about 100 to 150 fighters active in parts of central Africa. However, the communities most at risk of attack have little protection in remote lawless regions of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the village

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3 dead as chopper crashes in Central African Republic park

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3 dead as chopper crashes in Central African Republic park

- Johannesburg - A group that runs 10 national wildlife parks in Africa says a helicopter it chartered in Central African Republic has crashed, killing all three people on board. African Parks said on Wednesday that the aircraft was being used for law enforcement work in Chinko, a park that the Johannesburg-based group manages in the eastern part of the country. The group says the helicopter crashed while approaching a landing

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Ireland gave €150m in overseas aid in 2016

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Ireland gave €150m in overseas aid in 2016

- Ireland donated a large sum of money to nine African causes this year with South Sudan the most popular cause with over €11m donated by Irish people. Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received some €4m while the Central African Republic (CAR) received over €6m. The funding includes costs associated with deployment of 37 rapid responders and 357 tonnes of emergency relief stocks to these and other

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UPDF calls for deployment of interim force to take over its operations in Central African Republic
UPDF calls for deployment of interim force to take over its operations in Central African Republic Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi says the government forces of the Central African Republic forces are still weak and the LRA could take advantage of this to sow mayhem. The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces has demanded the immediate deployment of an interim force to take over from the areas it has been occupying in the jungles of the Central African Republic to further weaken and defeat the remnants of the Lords Resistance Army rebels   Read More ...
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UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic
UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic Bangui - Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities said on Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out of control in the country, even in places that previously were spared during the conflict that began in late 2013   Read More ...
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20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic
20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic Bangui - Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities said on Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out of control in the country, even in places that previously were spared during the conflict that began in late 2013   Read More ...
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20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic
Bangui, Central African Republic — Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out of control in the country, even in places that previously were spared during the conflict that began in late 2013   Read More ...
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UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic
Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria. The U.N. humanitarian agency said Friday that the situation is worsening, with at least five deaths reported. Joseph Inganji, the agency's chief of office in the country, says more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U   Read More ...
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Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict, UN says
Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict, UN says Heavy weapons, more sophisticated tactics used in latest wave of violence, UN says Related Stories The latest upsurge in deadly violence in the Central African Republic saw the first use of heavy weapons and more sophisticated military tactics by a predominantly Christian armed group, a senior UN official said Thursday. Diane Corner, the UN deputy special representative in the beleaguered country, said that since May 8 more than 150 people, including six UN peacekeepers, have been killed in the southeastern city of Bangassou, the southern town of Alindao and the northern town of Bria — and the death toll may rise   Read More ...
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Firepower escalates in Central African Republic conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest upsurge in deadly violence in the Central African Republic saw the first use of heavy weapons and more sophisticated military tactics by a predominantly Christian armed group, a senior U.N. official said Thursday. Diane Corner, the U.N. deputy special representative in the beleaguered country, said that since May 8 more than 150 people, including six U   Read More ...
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Red Cross finds 115 dead in Central African Republic town
The Red Cross in Central African Republic says at least 115 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of attacks in the southeastern town of Bangassou. The U.N. mission says tensions have reached the northern town of Bria, where fighting Tuesday between mostly Muslim Seleka rebels and anti-Balaka has killed at least five and injured 29   Read More ...
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Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town
DAKAR (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic's diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, the president of the aid group's local branch said on Wednesday. "We found 115 bodies and 34 have been buried," Antoine Mbao Bogo told Reuters by phone from the capital Bangui. "They died in various ways: from knives, from clubs and bullet wounds   Read More ...
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Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads - U.N
BANGUI (Reuters) - As many as 100 people were killed last week in militia violence in southern Central African Republic and fighting fuelled by ethnic and religious rivalries is spreading, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The violence represents a new escalation in a conflict that began in 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power and ousted then-President Francois Bozize, prompting reprisal killings from Christian anti-balaka militias   Read More ...
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Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads: U.N
Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads: U.N As many as 100 people were killed last week in militia violence in southern Central African Republic and fighting fueled by ethnic and religious rivalries is spreading, the United Nations said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) hospital in Bria had received 24 wounded people early on Tuesday as fighting continued, Frederic Lai Manantsoa, MSF's head of mission in the capital Bangui, said   Read More ...
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Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The U.N. high commissioner for human rights says violence is spreading through parts of Central African Republic that previously had been spared the kind of sectarian bloodshed seen in the capital. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says 121 civilians have died since March, and unconfirmed reports of other casualties could make the real death toll nearly twice that   Read More ...
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Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chief
Spreading violence in Central African Republic sets off 'loud alarm bells' – UN human rights chief 16 May 2017 The United Nations human rights chief today expressed grave alarm over the spread of violence by armed groups against the civilian population in several parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, as well as attacks against UN peacekeepers in the country's southeast. “Violence and rising tensions are spreading to areas of the Central African Republic that had previously been spared the kinds of terrifying violence seen in some other parts of the country – this is highly worrying and should set off loud alarm bells,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in a news release from his Office (OHCHR)   Read More ...
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Zeid alarmed by violence in Central African Republic
Zeid alarmed by increasing violence, killings, in Central African Republic. GENEVA/BANGUI (16 May 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks by armed groups against the civilian population in several parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, as well as attacks against UN peacekeepers in the southeast of the country   Read More ...
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UN: Armed rebels in Central African Republic city agree to leave
UN: Armed rebels in Central African Republic city agree to leave Bangui - Hundreds of armed rebels have agreed to withdraw from Central African Republic's city of Bangassou which they attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby U.N. base and displacing hundreds, the United Nations said on Monday. Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui led negotiations with the Christian rebels to stop the violence. By midday on Monday, the UN mission in Central African Republic said "assailants have agreed to leave the city   Read More ...
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Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic
DAKAR: About 1,000 people held hostage in a mosque amid violent clashes in southeastern Central African Republic have been freed, a spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force (MINUSCA) said on Monday. "I can confirm that the mosque is now empty. The last 250 men inside until this afternoon have been transferred out," said Herve Verhoosel by telephone from Bangui. He added that MINUSCA forces had since opened fire on the militias who had been guarding the mosque   Read More ...
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Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic
Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic DAKAR (Reuters) - About 1,000 people held hostage in a mosque amid violent clashes in southeastern Central African Republic have been freed, a spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force (MINUSCA) said on Monday. "I can confirm that the mosque is now empty. The last 250 men inside until this afternoon have been transferred out," said Herve Verhoosel by telephone from Bangui   Read More ...
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UN: Armed rebels in C. African Republic city agree to leave
Hundreds of armed rebels have agreed to withdraw from Central African Republic's city of Bangassou which they attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby U.N. base and displacing hundreds, the United Nations said Monday. A Moroccan peacekeeper was killed in Saturday's attack by some 700 anti-Balaka rebels who targeted Bangassou's Muslim district of Tokoyo and the U.N. base   Read More ...
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Armed rebels in C. African Republic city agree to leave
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Hundreds of armed rebels have agreed to withdraw from Central African Republic's city of Bangassou which they attacked over the weekend, killing a peacekeeper at a nearby U.N. base and displacing hundreds, the United Nations said Monday. Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui led negotiations with the Christian rebels to stop the violence. By midday Monday, the U   Read More ...
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Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says
Death toll in Central African Republic attacks targeting Muslims could reach 30, UN says Roaming militias spurred by ethnic, religious rivalries have stepped up violence in recent months Related Stories Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic's border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, UN officials and aid workers said on Sunday. The attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou on the Congolese border have involved hundreds of fighters with heavy weaponry and appeared to be aimed at Muslims, they said, in the latest sign that the multi-year conflict is worsening   Read More ...
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Christian militias renew attack on UN base in Central African Republic
Christian militias renew attack on UN base in Central African Republic Militia fighters from Central African Republic's (CAR) Christian minority attacked a U.N. base for the second consecutive night, a U.N. official said on Sunday, after a week of violence that has killed six peacekeepers at the southeastern border.An attack on Monday on a U.N. convoy killed five peacekeepers.Radio France International, citing a local source, said hundreds of fighters had taken part in the attacks this weekend and had killed at least 30 people   Read More ...
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Christian militias renew attack on UN base in Central African Republic
DAKAR: Militia fighters from Central African Republic's (CAR) Christian minority attacked a U.N. base for the second consecutive night, a U.N. official said on Sunday, after a week of violence that has killed six peacekeepers at the southeastern border. Access to the town centre of Bangassou to recover the wounded and the dead has been impeded by fighting although 24 injured people had been treated at a nearby hospital, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said   Read More ...
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Christian militias renew attack on U.N. base in Central African Republic
An attack on Monday on a U. N. convoy killed five peacekeepers. Militia fighters from Central African Republic's (CAR) Christian minority attacked a U.N. base for the second consecutive night, a U.N. official said on Sunday, after a week of violence that has killed six peacekeepers at the southeastern border. Access to the town centre of Bangassou to recover the wounded and the dead has been impeded by fighting although 24 injured people had been treated at a nearby hospital, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said   Read More ...
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Christian militias renew attack on U.N. base in Central African Republic
Christian militias renew attack on U.N. base in Central African Republic DAKAR (Reuters) - Militia fighters from Central African Republic's (CAR) Christian minority attacked a U.N. base for the second consecutive night, a U.N. official said on Sunday, after a week of violence that has killed six peacekeepers at the southeastern border. Access to the town centre of Bangassou to recover the wounded and the dead has been impeded by fighting although 24 injured people had been treated at a nearby hospital, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said   Read More ...
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Armed group kills UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations mission in Central African Republic says a Moroccan peacekeeper has been killed in an attack by Christian rebel forces in the southeastern city of Bangassou. The mission says hundreds of assailants targeted the Muslim district of Tokoyo and the U.N. base early Saturday. It cannot yet determine a civilian death toll. Many residents say they are locked in their homes as the anti-Balaka forces control the city   Read More ...
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Armed group kills UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
The United Nations mission in Central African Republic says a Moroccan peacekeeper has been killed in an attack by Christian rebel forces in the southeastern city of Bangassou. The mission says hundreds of assailants targeted the Muslim district of Tokoyo and the U.N. base early Saturday. It cannot yet determine a civilian death toll. U.N. mission chief Parfait Onanga-Anyanga says reinforcements are coming to secure the city   Read More ...
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Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic
Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic Bangui - A local Central African Republic branch of the Red Cross says that days of clashes in the central region have left at least 37 people dead and many displaced. The group said violence flared in Alindao, some 100km east of Bambari on Saturday and Sunday as a faction of the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group fought with the Christian rebel group known as anti-Balaka   Read More ...
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Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic
By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUA Associated Press BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Days of clashes in Central African Republic between sectarian rebel groups has left at least 37 people dead and many displaced in the central region, the local Red Cross said Thursday. Violence flared in Alindao, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Bambari on Saturday and Sunday as a faction of the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group fought with the Christian anti-Balaka forces   Read More ...
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Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Days of clashes in Central African Republic between sectarian rebel groups has left at least 37 people dead and many displaced in the central region, the local Red Cross said Thursday. Violence flared in Alindao, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Bambari on Saturday and Sunday as a faction of the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group fought with the Christian anti-Balaka forces   Read More ...
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Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic
Days of clashes in Central African Republic between sectarian rebel groups has left at least 37 people dead and many displaced in the central region, the local Red Cross said Thursday. Violence flared in Alindao, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Bambari on Saturday and Sunday as a faction of the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group fought with the Christian anti-Balaka forces   Read More ...
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4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic New York - A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a UN convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the firefight on Monday night. The UN peacekeeping mission said the remaining armed perpetrators fled into the bush   Read More ...
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Visiting Central African Republic president looks for joint ventures
Visiting Central African Republic president looks for joint ventures “Africa is the Future” President Reuven Rivlin told Faustin-Archange Touadera, the president of the Republic of Central Africa, when they met on Wednesday at the President’s Residence.Touadera, who came with a delegation that included his foreign minister and his chief of protocol, is the first president of his country to visit Israel. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page   Read More ...
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UN chief slams deadly attack on blue helmets in Central African Republic
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday strongly condemned an attack which killed four blue helmets in the southeastern part of the Central African Republic, calling for efforts to "swiftly bring those responsible to justice." Eight other peacekeepers were wounded in the attack perpetrated on Monday by suspected anti-Balaka against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on the Rafai-Bangassou axis   Read More ...
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Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a UN convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Monday night. The UN peacekeeping mission said the remaining attackers fled into the bush   Read More ...
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4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Monday night. A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a UN convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said today. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the battle Monday night   Read More ...
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4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the firefight on Monday night. The U.N. peacekeeping mission said the remaining armed perpetrators fled into the bush   Read More ...
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4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the firefight on Monday night. The U.N. peacekeeping mission said the remaining armed perpetrators fled into the bush   Read More ...
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4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
4 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic United Nations — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the firefight on Monday night. The U.N. peacekeeping mission said the remaining armed perpetrators fled into the bush   Read More ...
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Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic Four UN peacekeepers have been found dead and one remains missing after an attack on a convoy in the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations officials said on Tuesday. The UN's MINUSCA mission said the convoy was attacked by fighters of the "anti-Balaka" armed group near Yogofongo village, more than 470km east of the capital, Bangui, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo   Read More ...
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Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN
Peacekeeper killed in attack in C. Africa: UN Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others were missing following an attack on their convoy in the southeast of Central African Republic, the UN said Tuesday. The convoy was attacked on Monday evening near Yogofongo village, more than 470 kilometres (290 miles) east of the capital Bangui, close to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the MINUSCA peacekeeping mission said   Read More ...
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