Central African Republic signs agreement following two weeks of talks in Sudanese capital Khartoum. But peace is fragile as similar deals in 2014, 2015 and 2017 all fell apart.
The agreement represents rare hope for the impoverished, landlocked nation where inter-religious and inter-communal fighting has continued since 2013.
The UN branch operating air services in the conflict-hit Central African Republic is running out of funds, jeopardising food and medical supplies for hundreds of thousands of people.
A new UN report indicates that thousands of children, mostly boys, have been recruited by the armed groups and thousands of more, most of them girls, are sexually exploited and abused during the five years of fighting in Central African Republic.
The UN mission in the restive African country says bodies were found in the central town of Alindao after armed groups clashed.
One of the world’s poorest nations has become a battleground for foreign powers and criminal gangs vying for influence over its vast diamond and gold resources.
The UN has gotten scrutiny in recent years over claims of child rape and other sexual abuse by peacekeepers, and the four-year-old mission in Central African Republic has been confronted with a particularly high number of claims.
Alexander Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko and Orhan Dzhemal were killed in the Central African Republic while reporting on the Wagner Group, a Russian military contractor company.
International judges will on June 8, 2018, hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.
Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where a UN soldier also reportedly died.
Violence has continued in Central African Republic since 2013, when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels took power, triggering reprisals by Christian "anti-balaka" militias, displacing tens of thousands.
The attack carried out by Anti-Balaka militia near the southern town of Gambo, also wounded three other peacekeepers while five attackers were "neutralised."
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