President Faustin-Archange Touadéra who previously served as a prime minister, has promised to disarm combatants on both sides of the fighting.
A group of UN-mandated investigators will launch a probe of human rights violations in the Central African Republic amid fears of genocide.
A third of the Central African Republic refugees in Boyabo are aged between 18 and 30, and they are "dangerously" idle.
Swept to power as the previous CAR regime crumbled, Michel Djotodia now stands accused less than a year later of letting his country slide into chaos.
After two of its soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic, France's president has told troops their intervention is necessary.
Six months after a coup ousted former president François Bozizé fighting between rebels and villagers in the town of Bossangoa continues.
Central African Republic troops have battled fighters loyal to the ousted president on the second day of clashes that have killed at least 60 people.
Fighters loyal to the CAR's new government have killed five rebels near the Cameroon border, while their leader escaped on horseback.
Central African Republic's toppled president Francois Bozizé has abandoned his attempt to fly to SA from exile in Cameroon, his advisor has said.
Is he or isn't he in South Africa? Whatever the case, finding a permanent refuge for François Bozizé is complicated.
President Jacob Zuma and International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane will attend a meeting about the Central African Republic.
Poaching in protected wildlife areas has been on the rise in the Central African Republic since the country was plunged into turmoil, say campaigners.
Zuma seems to be angling for the redeployment of the defence force to the Central African Republic, writes David Smith.
More than 12 people have been killed in clashes between residents and fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition that seized power in Central Africa.
The accusation that France supported rebels points to a wider battle for Francophone Africa.
Mac Maharaj responds to Mail & Guardian's recent coverage of recent events in the Central African Republic.
"Out of control elements" is how locals are referring to those responsible for the acts of violence that are keeping people off the CAR's streets.
Looters of deposed Central African Republic president François Bozizé's home have come across two human skeletons beneath the garage floor.
The humanitarian emergency in the Central African Republic worsens daily as security in much of the country remains elusive.