Kidnapped French female aid worker freed in Central African Republic

Jan 24, 2015

Kidnapped French female aid worker freed in Central African Republic

A French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic has been released, France’s foreign minister said Friday. Laurent Fabius did not give details about the release, but thanked Central African Republic authorities and especially the archbishop of the country’s capital for their help. Claudia ...

Frenchwoman kidnapped in Central African Republic

Jan 20, 2015

Frenchwoman kidnapped in Central African Republic

A French charity worker and a churchman were abducted on Monday in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, the French Foreign Ministry and the Caritas charity said. The 67-year-old woman was working for a charity providing health and education support to Central African ...

Nov 27, 2014

Polish priest freed after being abducted in Central African Republic

A Polish missionary who was abducted by armed rebels in the Central African Republic last month has been freed and is doing well, Poland’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. “Father Mateusz Dziedzic has been released. His condition isn’t perfect but he’s feeling fine and there ...

Oct 12, 2014

Two killed, six peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

Two people were killed in fighting in the capital of the Central African Republic and six peacekeepers from Burundi and Cameroon were wounded in an ambush, a spokeswoman for the United Nations mission in the country said on Saturday. The violence follows days of ...

1,300 Muslims flee Bangui, deepening Central Africa's religious divide

Apr 28, 2014

1,300 Muslims flee Bangui, deepening Central Africa's religious divide

Some 1,300 Muslims fearing attack by mainly Christian militias left the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui on Sunday under heavy guard, deepening the religious divide in the strife-torn country. Piled along with their possessions aboard 18 articulated trucks, the refugees left around midday ...

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

Apr 6, 2014

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

French and African soldiers serving in the Central African Republic are “overwhelmed” by the “state of anarchy” in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday — a day after Chadian troops began withdrawing from the peacekeeping mission. The U.N. Security Council is due ...

Mar 24, 2014

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French President Francois Hollande’s assassination in revenge for the European nation’s recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said Sunday. The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network, a militant Islamist web site with ties to al-Qaida, says it ...