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Jan 26, 2014

Eight dead in Central African Republic capital, rebel leaders flee city

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed in mob violence in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Sunday as senior officers from the Seleka rebel movement fled the city, according to the country’s Red Cross and a rights group.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting that began when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the majority Christian former French colony in March.

Jan 24, 2014

Former minister killed as Central African Republic clashes escalate

BANGUI (Reuters) – A Muslim former minister was hacked to death by machete-wielding militiamen in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, as clashes escalated a day after interim President Catherine Samba-Panza took office.

At least nine other people were killed when bands of people, some of them Christian self-defence groups, attacked and looted shops in the mostly Muslim Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, witnesses said.

Jan 24, 2014

At least 16 killed as C.African Republic swears in new leader

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died in clashes in Central African Republic on Thursday as new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza took office with a plea for militia to lay down their arms to halt the escalating inter-religious violence.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population of the former French colony, have been displaced by fighting that began when gunmen from the Seleka rebels, most of them Muslims, seized power in a coup in March.

Jan 23, 2014

At least 16 killed as Central African Republic swears in new leader

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died in clashes in Central African Republic on Thursday as new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza took office with a plea for militia to lay down their arms to halt the escalating inter-religious violence.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population of the former French colony, have been displaced by fighting that began when gunmen from the Seleka rebels, most of them Muslims, seized power in a coup in March.

Jan 23, 2014

Clashes in Central African Republic as new leader sworn in

BANGUI (Reuters) – Two people were shot dead in Central African Republic on Thursday in a clash that highlighted the scale of the task facing new interim President Catherine Samba-Panza as she took the oath of office.

Witnesses accused French forces of shooting dead one man who was among a group protesting against their lack of protection from attacks by Christian militias.

Jan 22, 2014

Seven dead in tit-for-tat killings in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) – Seven people died in inter-religious attacks and reprisal killings in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday, a human rights campaigner said, underlining the challenge the new interim president faces in restoring peace.

The local Red Cross said it also found another 11 corpses, most burnt beyond recognition.

Jan 22, 2014

Burnt bodies dumped in Central African Republic’s capital: Red Cross

BANGUI (Reuters) – The Red Cross in the Central African Republic said on Wednesday it had found 11 corpses, most burnt beyond recognition, dumped in the capital Bangui, underlining the challenge the new interim president faces in restoring peace.

A French military source also said its soldiers were involved in overnight clashes after coming under attack from unidentified gunmen.

Jan 21, 2014

Central African Republic’s new president says to listen to armed groups

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic’s new interim president said on Tuesday she would hold talks with armed groups in an effort to restore order to the former French colony, where at least seven more people were killed in sectarian violence in the north.

In a sign of the growing support for Catherine Samba-Panza, the mayor of Bangui appointed as interim president on Monday, a representative of former Seleka rebels, who seized power in a coup last March, gave her his backing.

Jan 20, 2014

Eight run for C. African Republic presidency, violence flares

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic lawmakers shortlisted eight candidates, including two sons of former leaders, to run for interim president in a vote on Monday and pull the country out of months of turmoil and sectarian killings.

Whoever is chosen will face the challenge of ending a cycle of violence that on Sunday saw crowds kill two men they said were Muslims and drag their bodies through the streets of the capital Bangui, then set them on fire.

Jan 19, 2014

Eight run for Central African Republic presidency, violence flares

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic lawmakers shortlisted eight candidates, including two sons of former leaders, to run for interim president in a vote on Monday and pull the country out of months of turmoil and sectarian killings.

Whoever is chosen will face the challenge of ending a cycle of violence that on Sunday saw crowds kill two men they said were Muslims and drag their bodies through the streets of the capital Bangui, then set them on fire.