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Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'
Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at "extreme risk" of the threats posed by climate...
The boy who walked again
The boy who walked again
Bangui — ‘I was in a church, and then it all happened. It was a rocket,” says Jeovahni Mongounou.
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business
In 2017 56 UN peacekeepers were killed in malicious acts such as when they were deliberately attacked, the most fatalities of that kind since 1994. All but one...
A tourist’s guide to Bangui
A tourist’s guide to Bangui
The receptionist at the Hotel Ledger, the closest thing to a five-star establishment in Bangui, looks at me quizzically and asks me to repeat...
No hurry to probe French CAR troops accused of child rape
No hurry to probe French CAR troops accused of child rape
The French defence minister called the French military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) a “success”.
Bangui bunglers score R209m in contracts
Bangui bunglers score R209m in contracts
The aircraft brokering company that failed South African soldiers during the battle of Bangui – among other transgressions – has since landed...
SA soldiers died in CAR while generals dithered
SA soldiers died in CAR while generals dithered
Internal South African National Defence Force (SANDF) documents paint a dramatic picture of desperate efforts by operations staff to source a cargo...
Rwanda sends battalion to CAR
Rwanda sends battalion to CAR
Rwanda said on Wednesday it would send some 800 troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) next week as part of an African Union (AU) force to...
[Slideshow]Violence marks start of 2014
[Slideshow]Violence marks start of 2014
Much of the world is in turmoil at the start of this year - from increased fighting in the CAR and South Sudan to protests in Israel, Mexico and Thailand.
Gun battles in Central African Republic create fresh panic
Gun battles in Central African Republic create fresh panic
Gun battles between rival militias in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Wednesday killed one person and sent hundreds fleeing to a...
SA soldiers killed at Bangui were 'unprotected' by bulletproof vests
SA soldiers killed at Bangui were 'unprotected' by bulletproof vests
Colonel Renier "Doibi" Coetzee, a senior South African Special Forces officer, made the claim on behalf of his superiors at a...
Children bear brunt of CAR crisis
Children bear brunt of CAR crisis
The Central African Republic (CAR)'s childtren are suffering in the wake of a March 24 rebel coup by the Séléka alliance....

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