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At least 20 killed during rebel attack in western CAR

At least 20 people were killed in an attack by armed rebels on a town in Central African Republic, a local official and residents said Thursday.

Donors pledge 2 billion dollars for CAR recovery and peace-building

International donors pledged 2.28 billion dollars to the Central African Republic on Thursday, showing support for President Faustin Archange Touadera's plan to end both militant violence and a humanitarian crisis in his country.

1 in 5 children displaced in Central African Republic, says UNICEF

Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain displaced following sectarian violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.

Muslim rebels kill nine civilians in Central African Republic

Members of the largely Muslim Seleka rebel group killed nine people in a village in Central African Republic, the head of the village said Monday.

Nine shot dead in Central African Republic during protests

Four people were shot dead in volatile Central African Republic on Monday, hospital sources said, as hundreds of demonstrators called for the withdrawal of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

ICC convicts former Congolese vice president of bribing witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of bribing witnesses in his trial.

At least 11 killed during rebel attack on refugee camp in CAR

Members of the largely Muslim Seleka rebel group killed at least eleven people in a refugee camp in the volatile Central African Republic, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in CAR (Minusca) said Saturday.

Deadly clashes between UN soldiers and Muslim rebels in CAR

At least seven people were killed and 29 others injured when UN peacekeepers clashed with members of the largely Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic, a local broadcaster reported Wednesday, although witnesses put the death toll at over 20.

Dozens dead in fighting between militias in Central African Republic

Dozens of people have been killed in two days of fighting between rival militias in the Central African Republic, witnesses said Sunday. Mainly Christian anti-Balaka militiamen tried to expel mainly Muslim Seleka militiamen from Kaga-Bandoro, about 700 kilometres north of the capital, Bangui, resident Maxime Gourna said.

New car sales jump 22 pct in May

In May 2016, 6,090 new passengers were sold, up 21.8 percent on the year, while over the first five months of 2016, 20,143 cars were sold, up 19.5% on the year, the Promocija Plus market research agency has said.  

EU approves military training mission for Central African Republic

The European Union agreed Tuesday to set up a military training mission that will help with defence sector reform in the Central African Republic, which is recovering from two years of clashes between its Muslim and Christian communities.

Forced sex with dog among new reports of sex abuse by peacekeepers

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was "shocked to the core" Thursday by new sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers to the Central African Republic that included alleged abuse of 108 girls and reports of four girls being forced to have sex with a dog.

ICC convicts Congolese ex-vice president Bemba of war crimes

The International Criminal Court on Monday found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Central African Republic (CAR).

Central African Republic faces "dire" food crisis, UN agencies say

The Central African Republic is in the throes of a "dire" food crisis after three years of sectarian conflict that have ravaged agriculture, two United Nations agencies said in a joint report issued Tuesday.

In apparent first, Google car self-drives into city bus

The computers at the wheels of Google's self-driving cars appear to be becoming more and more like human drivers.

Four more allegations of sexual abuse made against UN troops in CAR

Four new allegations of sexual abuse involving minors have been made against UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo serving in the Central African Republic, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

UN mission to CAR has "evident" gaps in capacity, Amnesty says

UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic suffer from "gaps in the force's capacity to respond" that "have been evident" since their September 2014 deployment, Amnesty International said Monday.

UN mission to CAR has "evident" gaps in capacity, says Amnesty

UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from "gaps in the force's capacity to respond" that "have been evident" since their September 2014 deployment, criticized Amnesty International on Monday.

More UN peacekeepers accused of "sexual exploitation" and rape in CAR

UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) raped or sexually exploited at least eight women and girls between October and December 2015, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday.

EU-led troops in Central African Republic implicated in child abuse

Soldiers from an EU-led stabilization force in the Central African Republic are alleged to have sexually abused girls, UN officials said Friday, the latest in a string of similar cases in the country.

Land Rover rolls out last Defender after 68 years

The last Land Rover Defender rolled off a production line in central Britain on Friday, 68 years after the company began making the iconic off-road model.

VW begins mass recall of more than 2 million cars in Germany

Authorized VW garages in Germany are facing a logistic nightmare in the coming weeks and months as carmaker Volkswagen prepares for its mass recall of diesel cars fitted with emissions-manipulation software.

UN withdraws Congolese troops from CAR after sex abuse allegations

Three of the peacekeepers in the Congolese contingent of the 11,000-strong UN peacekeeping force had been accused in August of sexually abusing three young women in the town of Bambari, north-east of the capital, Bangui.

US slaps Volkswagen with civil lawsuit over emissions scandal

The US Justice Department on Monday filed an environmental lawsuit against Volkswagen over the automaker's cheating on emissions standards in diesel vehicles.

Volkswagen emissions scandal timeline

The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating software scandal has affected millions of vehicles worldwide and cost the company billions in revenue and costs related to ensuing investigations. A chronology of the scandal to date: