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BANGUI – The UN mission in the Central African Republic said on Saturday it had launched a probe after the arrest of a peacekeeper suspected of trafficking arms in the perennially restive nation. "A MINUSCA blue helmet in civilian clothes was arrested in Bangui on Friday by Central African police in ...
The former French colony of 4.5 million people spiralled into bloodshed after longtime leader Francois Bozize, a Christian, was overthrown in 2013 by a mainly Muslim rebel alliance. France intervened militarily from 2013 to 2016 to push out the alliance and then wound down the operation. Last month ...

For the past several years, the Central African Republic has been mired in a conflict whose divisions fall along religious lines. In 2013, the majority Muslim Seleka rebel group toppled the government of Francois Bozize and installed its own leader, Michel Djotodia, as head of state. Human rights abuses ...
Central African Republic descended into turmoil after mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in 2013, provoking retaliation killings by "anti-balaka" militias, drawn largely from Christian communities. Self-styled Muslim self-defense groups sprang up in PK5, claiming to protect the ...
Violence increased in Central African Republic after mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in 2013, provoking retaliatory killings by anti-Balaka armed groups, drawn largely from Christian communities. Self-styled Muslim self-defence groups sprang up in PK5, claiming to ... Republic
The Central African Republic has been struggling to return to stability since the country exploded into bloodshed after the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize by the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel alliance. France intervened militarily to push out the Seleka alliance but the country remains ... Republic

Central African Republic was torn apart after mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted president Francois Bozize in 2013, provoking retaliation killings by the anti-balaka. A 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission has struggled to restore order to the countryside where attacks on civilians are frequent. Republic
CAR has for years tethered precariously close to anarchy, ever since armed rebels known as the Seleka removed President Francois Bozize in a coup in March 2013. The bloody takeover resulted in grotesque acts of violence, including reprisal attacks, ethnic cleansing and mass displacements. ... Bangui torture
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for Sunday night's attack. Thousands have died in the country since Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in 2013, provoking a backlash from Christian “anti-balaka” militia. Violence spiked when former colonial power France ended its ... Bangui torture
... >> The bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in the central African republic were carried through the streets of the capital Bong Gee on Wednesday, and later at the door of the United Nation's mission headquarters. These angry demonstrators claim UN soldiers fired on residents who'd been ... Bangui torture
The Central African Republic has been embroiled in a sectarian conflict which started in 2013 when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group forced the then president Francois Bozize out of power. Although many of the refugees are happy to return home, there are some who are skeptical following ongoing ... Bangui torture
The CAR, a former French colony, fell into a protracted political crisis in 2013 after President Francois Bozize was overthrown by a coalition of ... Bangui torture
... Seleka and Christian anti-Balaka armed groups broke out in 2013 after Seleka rebels toppled the Christian president, Francois Bozize. Bangui torture
... due to political instability since March 2003, when General Francois Bozize overthrew former President Ange-Felix Patasse in a coup. Bangui torture
The UPC is part of a Muslim-majority rebel coalition called the Seleka which briefly held power when it deposed President Francois Bozize in ... Bangui torture
... nations, CAR was pitched into a war between Muslim and Christian militias in 2013, unleashed when President Francois Bozize, a Christian, ... Bangui torture
... Christian militias that broke out in CAR in 2013 after President Francois Bozize was overthrown by a coalition of Muslim-majority rebel groups ... Bangui torture

Francois Bozize (allegedly with backing from some regional states). The ensuing chaos helped unleash violence and reported ethnic cleansing ... Bangui torture
It was unleashed when President Francois Bozize was overthrown by a coalition of Muslim-majority rebel groups called the Seleka. Bangui torture
... African Republic is struggling to emerge from the bloodletting that erupted in 2013 following the overthrow of president Francois Bozize. Bangui torture
The country is struggling to emerge from a civil war that erupted in 2013 following the overthrow of former president Francois Bozize. File photo. Bangui torture
It was unleashed when President Francois Bozize was overthrown by a coalition of Muslim-majority rebel groups called the Seleka. They in turn ... Bangui torture
One of the world's poorest nations, CAR was pitched into a war between Muslim and Christian militias in 2013 after President Francois Bozize ... Bangui torture
The Central African Republic has been suffering from sectarian clashes between Muslims and Christians since the 2013 coup, when Muslim Seleka rebels seized control in the majority-Christian nation, overthrowing president Francois Bozize, who had ruled ... Bangui torture
Both the UPC and the FPRC are factions of the ex-Seleka, the mainly Muslim rebel coalition that seized power from ex-president Francois Bozize in March 2013, sparking civil war. Anti-balaka ("anti-machete") militias, drawn largely from the deeply poor ... Bangui torture
Portugal's president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has congratulated the bravery of Portuguese commandos on their first operational mission in Bambari, in the Central African Republic (CAR), which was also praised by the commander of the UN operation. Bangui torture
... Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers, posing a risk of the city burning to disastrous consequences for the civilian populations." Crisis has torn the Central African since 2012 when rebels opened a military campaign against the government of Francois ... Bangui torture
... Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers, posing a risk of the city burning to disastrous consequences for the civilian populations." Crisis has torn the Central African since 2012 when rebels opened a military campaign against the government of Francois ... Bangui torture
At the time, the country was reeling from a brutal period of violence that began when a mostly Muslim rebel coalition known as the Seleka launched an assault on the government of then-President Francois Bozize, who had been in power since 2003. Bangui torture
The FPRC and UPC are former members of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel alliance that united to oust then-President Francois Bozize in 2013, sparking backlash from Christian "anti-balaka" militias and plunging the country into tit-for-tat ethnic and ... Bangui torture
WWM notes that the poverty-stricken Central African Republic erupted in civil war in 2013 after Muslim rebels from the Seleka militia overthrew former president Francois Bozize, a Christian. Currently, anti-Balaka ("anti-machete") vigilantes continue ... Bangui torture
Both the FPRC and UPC are former members of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel alliance that united to oust then-President Francois Bozize in 2013, sparking backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias.(REUTERS) ... Bangui torture
Both the FPRC and UPC are former members of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel alliance that united to oust then-President Francois Bozize in 2013, sparking backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias.(REUTERS) ... Bangui torture
The poverty-stricken Central African Republic erupted in civil war in 2013 after Muslim rebels from the Seleka militia overthrew former president Francois Bozize, a Christian. In recent weeks the topic of Christian persecution has been at the forefront ... Bangui torture
The United Nations has deployed 12,000 peacekeepers to the Central African Republic to help restore stability following a war in 2013 that erupted after the overthrow of leader Francois Bozize. (AFP). United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, United ... Bangui torture
[nid:300112 field_ne_alignment=center]] (Nairobi) - A rebel group in the Central African Republic executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters after ... Bangui torture
The FDRC is one of the largest groups of militants in the CAR and were a part of the mostly Muslim rebellion known as Seleka which overthrew then President Francois Bozize in 2013. Elections in 2016 have led to relative calm in the CAR between Muslims ... Bangui torture
One of the world's poorest countries, Central African Republic was plunged into civil war in 2013 following the overthrow of former president Francois Bozize, a Christian, by Muslim rebels from the Seleka militia. The main culprits in the violence were ... Bangui torture
French Sangaris forces patrolling in the Muslim PK 5 district in Bangui, as people go to the polls to take part second round of the presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic on February 14, 2016. Bangui torture
One of the world's poorest countries, Central African Republic was plunged into civil war in 2013 following the overthrow of former president Francois Bozize, a Christian, by Muslim rebels from the Seleka militia. The main culprits in the violence were ... Bangui torture
One of the world's poorest countries, Central African Republic was plunged into civil war in 2013 following the overthrow of former president Francois Bozize, a Christian, by Muslim rebels from the Seleka militia. The main culprits in the violence were ... Bangui torture
Bangui, Central African Republic, Feb 7, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Inspired by Pope Francis' trip to Central African Republic in 2015, a children's hospital in the country will receive a substantial donation from the proceeds of a mercy-themed ... Bangui torture
They left their strongholds in the north of the country and made their way south, seizing power from then-president Francois Bozize. Their president was in turn ousted in a negotiated transition in January 2014. In reaction to the Seleka's attacks ... Bangui torture
The most recent coup took place in March 2013, when rebel leader Djotodia led his Seleka forces to overthrow President Francois Bozize and install himself as the country's first Muslim president (about 15 percent of Central Africans are Muslims, 50 ... Bangui torture
Seleka took power from former President Francois Bozize in March 2013 and the rebels' leader Michel Djotodia declared himself president. Bangui torture
CAR slipped into chaos in the months after former Seleka rebels seized power in March 2013, ousting then-President Francois Bozize and sparking a brutal backlash from anti-balaka militias in December of that year. This and subsequent violence displaced ... Bangui torture
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: On March 24, 2013, General Francois Bozize flees after 10 years in power when rebels from the Muslim-dominated group Seleka seize the presidential palace in Bangui. Bangui torture
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: On March 24, 2013, General Francois Bozize flees after 10 years in power when rebels from the Muslim-dominated group Seleka seize the presidential palace in Bangui. Bangui torture
The nation plunged into violence following the ousting of President Francois Bozize by the Seleka rebels in 2013. The Christian Anti-balaka militia sprung up to counter the Seleka rebels, escalating the fighting. Bangui torture
The Central African Republic is struggling to emerge from a brutal civil war that erupted in 2013 following the overthrow of former Christian President Francois Bozize by the Seleka coalition. On July 23, 2014, representatives of the two sides signed a ... Bangui torture


 

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