Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40271/all en Central African rebels hold ministers, threaten to resume fighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/central-african-rebels-hold-ministers-threaten-resume-fighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Central African rebels were Monday holding five ministers -- who joined the country's unity government from rebel ranks after a peace deal -- and threatened to resume hostilities if their demands were not met, officials said.</p> <p>The five had travelled to the city of Sibut, north of the capital Bangui, as part of a delegation to meet representatives of the Seleka rebel coalition to discuss the application of the peace deal, Security Minister Josue Binoua told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/central-african-rebels-hold-ministers-threaten-resume-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:16:00 +0000 5786714 at http://www.globalpost.com Central Africa Republic rebels issue ultimatum, detain ministers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/central-africa-republic-rebels-issue-ultimatum-detain-ministers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Marin Ngoupana</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in the Central African Republic have detained their five ministers in the government and threatened to break a January ceasefire unless prisoners are freed and other demands met.</p> <p>The insurgents came close to capturing the capital Bangui and overthrowing President Francois Bozize late last year before accepting the peace deal in January under which some of their leaders joined the central government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/central-africa-republic-rebels-issue-ultimatum-detain-ministers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Politics Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:45:57 +0000 5786792 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic rebels end truce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/central-african-republic-rebels-end-truce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Irish and Paul Marin Ngoupana</p> <p>PARIS/BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in the Central African Republic called off a truce on Wednesday, accusing the government of reneging on a January peace deal, but said they would give regional mediators a chance to settle the dispute before they resumed fighting.</p> <p>The Seleka rebel group, which came close to taking the capital Bangui late last year, said a 72-hour deadline for the president to honour the terms of the deal had now passed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/central-african-republic-rebels-end-truce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:45:33 +0000 5789142 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic rebels resume fighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/central-african-republic-rebels-reject-peace-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Marin Ngoupana</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in the Central African Republic clashed with government forces on Thursday and threatened a renewed assault on the capital, after rejecting a last-ditch peace offer.</p> <p>The SELEKA rebel group seized two towns, hundreds of kilometres north of the capital Bangui, dismissing an offer from President Francois Bozize to agree to some of their demands as "too little, too late".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/central-african-republic-rebels-reject-peace-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Bangui Geography of Africa Government Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:16:07 +0000 5790222 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African rebels resume fighting, attack town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/central-african-rebels-resume-fighting-attack-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Central African rebels attacked the eastern town of Bossangoa Friday, a military source said, in their first assault since announcing this week they would resume fighting after government failed to meet their demands.</p> <p>"A rebel attack in Bossangoa is underway, it is difficult to know what is going on exactly because telephone lines have just been cut," the source said, requesting anonymity.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Seleka rebel coalition, Eric Massi, told AFP the insurgents had taken the town, 250 km (155 miles) from the capital Bangui.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/central-african-rebels-resume-fighting-attack-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bossangoa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:45:56 +0000 5790874 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic rebels reach outskirts of capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/central-african-republic-rebels-advance-toward-capital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Marin Ngoupana</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in Central Africa Republic reached the outskirts of the capital Bangui on Friday after seizing the nearby town of Damara, rebels and military officials said, a day after the insurgents rejected a peace offer from the president.</p> <p>A rebel spokesman said they had moved past Damara, some 75 km (50 miles) from Bangui, and had advanced to within 22 kilometres of the riverside capital, which some of their men had already infiltrated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/central-african-republic-rebels-advance-toward-capital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Bangui Geography of Africa Government Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Ubangi River War Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:45:37 +0000 5791005 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African rebels advance on capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/central-african-rebels-advance-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rebels in the Central Africa Republic advanced on the capital Bangui Friday as they resumed an offensive in the mineral-rich country after the collapse of a two-month old peace deal with the government.</p> <p>Troops from the Seleka rebel coalition shot their way through the key Damara checkpoint some 75 kilometres (50 miles) north of the capital, said a source with the Multinational Force of Central Africa (FOMAC), a regional stabilisation mission which was manning the roadblock.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/central-african-rebels-advance-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:16:23 +0000 5791198 at http://www.globalpost.com France says Central African Republic rebels near capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/france-says-central-african-republic-rebels-near-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Rebels in the Central African Republic have advanced to within "a few kilometres" of the capital Bangui, a spokesman for France's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to protect the civilian population.</p> <p>"According to our information, the Seleka rebels are no more than a few kilometres from Bangui," said foreign ministry spokesman Vincent Floreani in an emailed statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/france-says-central-african-republic-rebels-near-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:15:51 +0000 5791433 at http://www.globalpost.com Central African Republic halts rebel column - source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/central-african-republic-attacks-rebels-advance-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Marin Ngoupana</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - A Central African Republic attack helicopter opened fire on rebels advancing on the capital on Friday, breaking up their column, a senior regional peacekeeping source said, days after a peace deal broke down in the mineral-rich nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/central-african-republic-attacks-rebels-advance-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:01:16 +0000 5791478 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Council fears for C. African Republic as rebels advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/un-council-fears-c-african-republic-rebels-advance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN Security Council expressed strong concern Friday at an advance by rebels on the Central African Republic capital and said that those blamed for executions and rapes must be held "accountable".</p> <p>But it held back from threatening action against Seleka coalition fighters who are estimated to control about three quarters of Central African Republic and are now close to the capital, Bangui.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/un-council-fears-c-african-republic-rebels-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:45:44 +0000 5791613 at http://www.globalpost.com Looters, gunmen roam Central African Republic capital after coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/rebel-columns-approach-central-african-republic-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ange Aboa</p> <p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Looters and gunmen roamed the streets of Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Tuesday as rebels and regional peacekeepers struggled to restore order two days after a coup plunged the mineral-rich country into chaos.</p> <p>The ousting of President Francois Bozize and the political turmoil around it has raised fears of a humanitarian crisis in the former French colony - and embarrassed regional power South Africa which had sent troops to defend the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130323/rebel-columns-approach-central-african-republic-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abel Goumba Africa Bangui Central African Republic Culture Francois Bozize Geography of Africa Government Health Labor Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Political geography Politics Social Issues Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:00:18 +0000 5791921 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Shooting, explosions shake C. African capital: AFP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/urgent-shooting-explosions-shake-c-african-capital-afp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunfire and explosions shook the capital of the Central African Republic on Sunday after rebels said they had pushed into the city in their battle to oust President Francois Bozize, an AFP journalist reported. </p> <p>The journalist said the explosions and shooting could be heard in the south of Bangui, while a source in the Central African Multinational Force (FOMAC) said the firing had also resumed at around 0645 GMT in the north of the capital.</p> <p>pgf/txw/jms</p> Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:45:31 +0000 5792321 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels reach presidential palace in Central African Republic's capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/heavy-fighting-breaks-out-inside-central-african-republic-capit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGUI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in Central African Republic's capital Bangui early on Sunday and rebels seeking to topple the government reached the presidential palace, city residents said.</p> <p>"The (rebels) are in the city centre now where the presidential palace is... There's a lot of gunfire around the palace and even here where we are," said an employee at a hotel about 300 metres (yards) from the palace.</p> <p>(Reporting by Ange Aboa; Editing by Louise Ireland)</p> Bangui Business Geography of Africa Labor Law Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic Ubangi River War Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 08:45:33 +0000 5792343 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ France confirms Central African leader has fled capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/urgent-france-confirms-central-african-leader-has-fled-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday confirmed that Central African Republic President Francois Bozize had fled the capital Bangui, which is now under the control of rebels.</p> <p>"I call upon all sides to show the greatest restraint," Fabius said in a statement. Fighters in the Seleka rebel coalition launched an offensive on Bangui after the collapse of a two-month-old peace deal.</p> <p>cf/ach/mfp</p> Africa Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:30:55 +0000 5792525 at http://www.globalpost.com S. African soldiers killed in Central Africa fighting: army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/s-african-soldiers-killed-central-africa-fighting-army <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several South African soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic were killed in clashes with rebels who captured the capital Bangui over the weekend, an army spokesman told AFP Monday.</p> <p>"Following the engagement that we had... there were some casualties from both sides," Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said, without providing precise figures.</p> <p>South African radio station SAFM carried unconfirmed reports that up to nine South African soldiers had been killed and others wounded in clashes at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Bangui.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/s-african-soldiers-killed-central-africa-fighting-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangui Geography of Africa Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:30:26 +0000 5792962 at http://www.globalpost.com