Apr 30, 2015

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the allegations a year ago — all of which were kept ...

Mar 12, 2015

France to boost Sahel troops to help Boko Haram fight

France will boost its military presence in the troubled Sahel region of Africa where jihadi groups operate to support the fight against Boko Haram, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, he said France would “slightly increase” the number of soldiers ...

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 ...