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U.N. council hails Central Africa peace deal as important step

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:13 AM

In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'

UN COUNCIL. In this file photo, the United Nations Security Council meets on January 26, 2019, at the United Nations in New York. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Central African leader brands clashes 'attempted coup'

Oct 01, 2015 - 9:18 PM

That wave of unrest lasted for several months was triggered by the ouster of president Francois Bozize a Christian by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels

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

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

Central Africa pays state wages for first time in 6 months

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:38 PM

State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months a small sign of normality

Central African president makes fresh appeal for peace

Dec 24, 2013 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED He also banned all illegal demonstrations in Bangui

Central Africa's 'survival' depends on disarmament – leader

Dec 22, 2013 - 9:16 AM

The mainly Christian country s first Muslim president – who holds the post on an interim basis after seizing power in a March coup – also renewed an offer of talks with the Christian anti balaka vigilantes

CALL FOR DISARMAMENT. Central Africa's interim leader Michel Djotodia gives a statement to the press at his Bangui residence on December 21, 2013. AFP/Miguel Medina

Ex-rebels killed 'nearly 1,000' in Bangui rampage

Dec 19, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Communal violence exploded in Bangui after silently terrorizing more remote parts of the country since a March coup made enemies out of Muslims and Christians who had long lived together in harmony

SECURING BANGUI. French troops patrol in a street of the Muslim PK-5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 16, 2013. AFP/Fred Dufour

France: Other European nations to deploy troops to Central Africa

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:20 AM

The United Nations says some 210 000 people have been displaced in the capital Bangui alone in two weeks of unrest largely pitting Christians against Muslims

SECURING BANGUI. French troops patrol in a street of the Muslim PK-5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 16, 2013. AFP/Fred Dufour

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 suffers first losses as CAR mission gets dirty

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:34 PM

France vowes to finish its job in the Central African Republic CAR after the death of two elite soldiers highlighted the risks of a mission to disarm rogue rebels who have plunged the country into chaos

PATROLLING BANGUI. Soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol in the streets of Bangui on December 7, 2013. AFP / Sia Kambou

French troops pour into Central Africa after deadly clashes

Dec 08, 2013 - 8:46 AM

The country continues to descend into chaos since a motley coalition of mostly Muslim rebel fighters known as Seleka overthrew former president Francois Bozize in March

PATROLLING BANGUI. Soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) patrol in the streets of Bangui on December 7, 2013. AFP / Sia Kambou

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

Central Africa president has son held for unpaid hotel bills

Nov 10, 2012 - 11:56 PM

The presidential son spent a few days at the Ledger Plaza hotel but did not pay his bills for the room meals and other services

MANILA, Philippines - Central African Republic President Francois Bozize has had police detain his son for several days for not paying a 12,000-euro hotel bill, a police source told AFP on Saturday, November 10.

"Captain Kevin Bozize is being detained... on the orders of the head of state," the source said on condition of anonymity.

"He spent a few days at the Ledger Plaza hotel and did not pay his bills for the room, meals and other services. His bills are estimated to be nearly eight million francs (some 12,000 euros, 15,000 dollars)."

The younger Bozize was detained on November 6 and is being held at the investigative arm of the national police (SRI).

"When the hotel manager asked him to pay the bills, he refused. Having been informed of the situation, his father summoned both of them and in front of the manager he (Kevin) confirmed that he stayed at the hotel and said he paid all the bills.

"Both he and the manager were detained by the SRI but after the facts were verified, the manager was freed."

"The head of state then realized that other figures, especially army officers, were in the same situation. He has demanded that they immediately pay their bills or risk being put on trial." - Agence France-Presse