Bangui - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bangui


Ilocos Norte hospital closed to outpatients amid coronavirus risk

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Four doctors and 8 hospital staff are undergoing self-quarantine

Central Africa government inks peace deal with militias

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:12 PM

The accord is initialled by President Faustin Archange Touadera for the CAR government and representatives of militias which control most of the chronically-troubled country

NEW PEACE ACCORD. In this file photo, the President of Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hundreds flee clashes in Central African Republic

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:31 PM

'There are clashes at almost every point all around Paoua. We have seen hundreds of people flee their villages to take refuge in Paoua,' says Doctors Without Borders' Jean Hospital

25 dead, including 6 police, in Central African clashes – UN

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The clashes occur in the run up to the formal end of a French military mission Operation Sangaris sent to help the UN stabilize the country

NEW LEADER. After months of conflict, the Central African Republic searches for a peacemaker president

Ayala’s energy arm receives FIT compliance for N. Luzon wind farm projects

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The feed in tariff compliance entitles AC Energy’s Ilocos Norte wind farm projects to a FIT rate of P8 53 kWh for a 20 year period

Ex-C.Africa president renamed as head of Seleka militia

Jul 13, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Former president Michel Djotodia who fled power in January under strong international pressure for his failure to rein in rogue ex rebels is subject to United States and United Nations sanctions

PRESIDENT TURNED REBEL. In this file photo, Central Africa's interim leader Michel Djotodia gives a statement to the press at his Bangui residence on December 21, 2013. AFP/Miguel Medina

Nearly 50 killed in new wave of violence in Central Africa

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The deeply impoverished Central African Republic has seen more than a year of unrest with violence between mostly Muslim ex Seleka rebels and largely Christian militias

UN chief condemns C. Africa attacks

May 30, 2014 - 8:05 AM

The UN chief encourages the transitional authority to do everything within its means to prevent further violence in the capital and throughout the country

UN CHIEF CONCERNED. Central African Interim president Catherine Samba-Panza welcomes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon upon his arrival at Bangui's airport on April 5, 2014. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Residents of C. African capital flee after killings

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:18 PM

A few people decided to stay at home to protect their property against looters

At least 10 dead in C.Africa clashes - witnesses

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:58 PM

A weekend of violence and looting in the Central African capital has left at least 10 people dead witnesses and a humanitarian official say

NEW LEADER. After months of conflict, the Central African Republic searches for a peacemaker president

UP Tacloban students decry STFAP re-bracketing glitch

Jan 16, 2014 - 4:22 PM

UP Tacloban students who cross enrolled in other campuses automatically get full scholarship Those who have stayed behind are not enjoying the same benefits

Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath

Jan 14, 2014 - 11:16 PM

After Michel Djotodia s resignation who will step up to strive for peace in the Central African Republic?

NEW LEADER. After months of conflict, the Central African Republic searches for a peacemaker president

Militia truce offers glimmer of hope for Central African Republic

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:53 PM

It was the first scene of this kind in Bangui following weeks of bloody sectarian violence

Chad peacekeepers killed in Central Africa clashes

Dec 26, 2013 - 10:06 PM

The Chadian contingent of the African Union peacekeeping force has been accused of siding with a mostly Muslim former rebel group in the strife torn majority Christian country

Central African president makes fresh appeal for peace

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED He also banned all illegal demonstrations in Bangui

US envoy in C. Africa in bid to end brutal violence

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Samantha Power is the highest level US official to visit the Central African Republic

French intervention in CAR dangerous but vital – Hollande

Dec 11, 2013 - 11:57 AM

France has deployed 1 600 troops to halt the sectarian tinged violence in the country

TALKS. A photograph dated December 6 and made available by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) on December 9 shows a French soldier speaking with locals during operation Sangaris, in Central African Republic. Photo by Denniel Melanie/EPA

France to send troops as UN warns of chaos in C. Africa

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:57 PM

France has proposed a UN Security Council resolution that would authorize international troops to use force in its former colony

Army retakes C. Africa town after vigilantes attack; 4 dead

Oct 27, 2013 - 9:39 AM

By mid afternoon the army had taken control of the city

DISPLACED. Internally displaced people shelter at the catholic church of Bossangoa and the school de la Liberté on October 18, 2013. File photo by AFP

Hundreds of vigilantes attack town in Central African Republic

Oct 27, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Armed vigilantes surrounded Bouar town in Central African Republic firing shots and forcing civilians to flee

9 things to do in Ilocos Norte

Oct 03, 2013 - 1:47 PM

From history buffs to nature lovers and adrenaline junkies Ilocos Norte has got it covered

WORLD HERITAGE CHURCH. Paoay Church is famous, old and picture-perfect. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

The Juan Luna Shrine: Badoc’s hidden gem

Jun 13, 2013 - 3:03 PM

The recreation of Juan Luna s home in Ilocos Norte reveals not just the artist but also the simple man behind the person we know as a patriot

LA BULAQUENA. Literally meaning "the woman from Bulacan," this portrait of a woman wearing a Maria Clara gown is one of the few paintings of Juan Luna that depict Filipino culture. Photo used with permission from Lili Ramirez (

Ayala group keen on power projects in Aparri, Pamplona

May 27, 2013 - 9:39 AM

Ayala led NorthWind Power Development Corp is keen on developing its wind energy projects in northern Philippines

MORE POWER. A new wind farm in Ilocos is coming in 2015. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

Foreign bets dominate Le Tour opener

Apr 14, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Foreign cyclists booked the top 13 slots in the opening stage of the 4th Le Tour de Filpinas from Ilocos Norte to Cagayan

Le Tour kicks off in Ilocos Norte

Apr 12, 2013 - 7:23 PM

10 foreign squads battle 5 Filipino teams in the fourth edition of the Le Tour De Filipinas bike race