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Central African Republic might have quickly become the worst place on earth

BANGUI — Hatred between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic has reached a "terrifying level," the United Nations' top human rights official said on Thursday, warning that atrocities were being carried out with impunity.

Central African Republic rebels hug, declare truce and offer glimmer of hope

Rival militiamen struck a truce Sunday and hugged each other in a neighborhood of the Central African Republic's capital on the eve of consultations aimed at replacing the president who resigned under international pressure. The event reported by witnesses and CAR's chief of staff offered a glimmer of hope that weeks of deadly sectarian violence would end following the resignation Friday of Michel Djotodia, the mainly Christian country's first Muslim president who left to Benin on Saturday.

Central African Republic rocked by looting, shootings after leaders quit

BANGUI — Gunfire rang out, mosques were attacked and Muslim-owned shops and houses were looted overnight in Central African Republic's capital, despite the country's interim leadership stepping down as part of a drive to restore order.

What's going on in the Central African Republic

NAIROBI — On Friday the rebel-turned-president of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, and his prime minister both resigned. The move raises hopes that the country’s 10-month long slide into anarchy might be halted. The breakdown in CAR is one of the hottest hot spots in Africa right now. Here's what you need to know about it.

In the past two weeks, this conflict has displaced more than 200,000 people in one city

The ongoing and brutal conflict in the Central African Republic could have far-reaching implications. It's time you understood what's happening.

Over 210,000 displaced by CAR fighting, says UN refugee agency

Over 210,000 people are believed to have been displaced by the heavy fighting in the past two weeks in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the UN refugee agency said in a news release.

Central African Republic conflict affects 2.3 million children: UNICEF

UNICEF condemned the 'horrific killing' of children in the Central African Republic, as France planned to ask for more funding.

Hollande says intervention in Central African Republic needed to avoid 'carnage'

Two French soldiers were killed in the capital of Bangui, the first casualties since the French decided to intervene in Central African Republic.

French troops intervene in Central African Republic after violence claims 281

The United Nations has approved French troop reinforcements in the Central African Republic, where over 100 people were reportedly killed on Thursday during fighting in the African nation's capital.

The UN to the rescue in CAR? Not for the residents of Bangui

NAIROBI — For more than 100 residents of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, a UN resolution allowing peacekeepers to use force to protect civilians came tragically late on Thursday. Scores of people were killed and many more injured in heavy gun battles that broke out just hours before a scheduled vote at the Security Council. Anti-government militias, their ranks allegedly stacked with child soldiers, launched pre-dawn attacks in different parts of the capital. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout much of the day.
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