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Stories with place: Central Africa
  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:39 pm
  • The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:19 pm
  • DAKAR, Senegal - A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:41 am
  • GENEVA - The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:06 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.

  • Glencore buys oil-explorer Caracal for $1.35B 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:03 pm
  • GENEVA - Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore Xstrata Plc says it is buying oil exploration firm Caracal Energy Inc. for about 800 million pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash.

  • UN: militias attack fleeing Central Africans 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:32 am
  • GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency says Christian militias in Central African Republic are attacking people trying to flee the country, forcing them to take more dangerous routes across the border.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:04 am
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic have left at least 30 people dead and forced others to flee their homes, a priest said Thursday.

  • US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:11 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission.

  • Doctors Without Borders worried for Congo hostages 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:55 pm
  • KINSHASA, Congo - Doctors Without Borders says it is worried that intense fighting between the military and armed groups in eastern Congo could endanger its staff taken hostage there.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • C. African Republic peacekeeper injured in clash 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:09 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - A Burundian soldier has been wounded while trying to stop an attack by a Christian militia in Central African Republic's capital.

  • US envoy to focus on genocide prevention in Africa 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:31 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings in Central African Republic and the potential for violence in Burundi.

  • UN: 500,000 displaced by southeast Congo attacks 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:42 am
  • KINSHASA, Congo - The United Nations says more than half a million people have now been displaced by violence in southeastern Congo.

  • IMF reaches agreement with C. African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:23 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - The International Monetary Fund says it has reached an agreement with authorities from Central African Republic that could see the Bangui government receiving more than $21 million this year to shore up its battered economy.

  • Chad troops defend actions in C. African Republic 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - The African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday defended Chadian soldiers who had killed more than 30 civilians over the weekend, saying the troops had come under attack from Christian militants and were merely defending themselves.

  • Thousands of Muslims stuck in C. African Republic 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 6:47 am
  • BODA, Central African Republic - There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out were killed, their throats slit or their cars showered in gunfire.

  • Germany adds planes to Central African Rep. effort 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:31 am
  • BERLIN - Germany is offering two transport planes to a planned European Union mission to the Central African Republic, giving key airlift capabilities to the effort to stabilize the country.

  • US sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 7:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

  • Expert: Anti-Kony US deployment a 'game changer' 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:42 am
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - The U.S. government's decision to deploy military aircraft and additional troops could be "the decisive game changer" in the hunt for fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony, whose notorious group, the Lord's Resistance Army, appears weaker than ever before amid growing defections and the loss of senior commanders, an expert said Monday.

  • Soldiers fire on Central African Republic crowd 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 1:25 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Peacekeepers in Central African Republic opened fire on a crowd in the capital on Friday to disrupt anti-Muslim violence, injuring six people including four who were under 16, witnesses and officials said.

  • World Bank funds to help build huge Congo dam 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:02 am
  • KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's prime minister has welcomed a World Bank grant of $73.1 million to support the construction of a huge hydropower project.