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Central African Republic

EU Gives Green Light for Military Force for CAR

BRUSSELS - European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and African troops trying to quell anarchy and bloodshed in Central African Republic. The 28-nation bloc is now preparing operational details to dispatch about 500 soldiers to stabilize the situation in and around the country's cap... more

French Bid to Disarm African Militias a Challenge

BANGUI, Central African Republic - In just the last three years in Africa, French forces pummeled Moammar Gadhafi's troops, helped topple Ivory Coast's holdout ex-president and ousted al-Qaida-linked militants from the rocky Malian desert. Now, in Central African Republic, French troops are facing a more complex and dangerous mission: Disarming... more

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2 French Soldiers Die in Central African Republic

PARIS - Two French soldiers were killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, the first French casualties since he ordered a stepped-up military presence in the restive former colony to help quell inter-religious violence. The presidential Elysee Palace, in a statement, provided... more

In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan.

US to Seek Ways to Continue Helping Hunt for Kony

NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States is looking for ways to ensure the hunt for wanted warlord Joseph Kony continues in Central African Republic despite a change in leadership in the country that has forced the search to be suspended, a State Department official said Thursday. The U.S. announced a new $5 million reward for information leading to ... more

Central African Republic Rebels Ignore Negotiation

BANGUI, Central African Republic - President Francois Bozize's government came under growing threat Monday as rebels vowing to overthrow him rejected appeals from the African Union to hold their advance and try to form a coalition government. Meanwhile, dozens of troops from Republic of Congo arrived at sunset on New Year's Eve in Bangui, the c... more

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