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Nicolas Tiangaye Named Central African Republic PM

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of the Central African Republic has appointed opposition lawyer Nicolas Tiangaye as prime minister, as part of a deal to end a recent rebellion. President Francois Bozize made the announcement on state radio Thursday, after a meeting with members of the Seleka rebel alliance and opposition parties. The government and rebels reached a […]

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CAR Rivals Agree to Form Unity Government

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels and the government in the Central African Republic have agreed to form a unity government, with President Francois Bozize remaining in power. Margaret Vogt, the United Nations’ representative in the CAR, outlined the agreement Friday after the sides reached their agreement in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. The deal calls for Mr. Bozize to stay until […]

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C.A.R. Rivals Agree to Form Unity Government

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels and the government in the Central African Republic have agreed to form a unity government, with President Francois Bozize remaining in power. Margaret Vogt, the United Nations’ representative in the C.A.R, outlined the agreement Friday after the sides reached their agreement in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. She says the agreement calls for Mr. Bozize to […]

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Central African Republic Peace Talks Open in Gabon

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Peace negotiations are underway between rebel delegates, government officials and opposition leaders from the Central African Republic. Wednesday’s talks in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, are aimed at ending a month-long rebellion which has seen fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition seize about one-third of the country’s territory. Congolese Foreign Minister Basile Ikouebe said at the […]

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South Africa Deploys Troops to Central African Republic

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The South African government has authorized the deployment of some 400 troops to the Central African Republic. A statement issued by the office of President Jacob Zuma Sunday says the deployment is part of its international obligation to the country. It says the soldiers will assist with the capacity building of the C.A.R. Defense Force, […]

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Reports: C.A.R. Rebels Continue Seizing Territory

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from the Central African Republic say a rebel coalition has captured at least one more town just days before they are set to begin negotiations with C.A.R. government officials. Reports from the government and from local residents near the town of Bambari say the new seizures were in that area. The Associated Press quotes […]

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UN Calls for Talks in C.A.R.

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has called on the rebels advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital to stop their campaign and join in negotiations to find a political solution to the impoverished country’s problems. The Security Council called on all parties to seek a peaceful solution and engage in negotiations scheduled to be held in […]

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C.A.R. Rebels Threaten Capital Despite Unity Offer

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Residents are anxiously celebrating the new year in the Central African Republic where a tense standoff is under way between the government and rebels who are threatening to invade the capital, Bangui. A strict dusk to dawn curfew remains in place in Bangui Tuesday. Fighters for a coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, […]

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C. Africa Rebels Threaten Capital Despite President’s Unity Offer

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic not backing down from their threat to invade the capital, despite President Francois Bozize’s offer to form a unity government. Fighters for the coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, were holding position about 75 kilometers outside of Bangui Monday. In the last three weeks, the rebels have […]

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C. Africa Rebels Threaten Capital Despite President’s Unity Offer

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic not backing down from their threat to invade the capital, despite President Francois Bozize’s offer to form a unity government. Fighters for the coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, were holding position about 75 kilometers outside of Bangui Monday after seizing the town of Damara days earlier. […]

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