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Central African Republic President Offers Unity Govt to Rebels

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Central African Republic’s President Francois Bozize says he is willing to enter into a coalition government with the rebels who have taken control of a third of his country and are poised outside the capital. Mr. Bozize made his comments in a press conference Sunday following his meeting with visiting African Union chief Thomas […]

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Central African Republic Rebels Threaten to Enter Bangui

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic are warning that they could enter the capital Bangui soon, despite their agreement with the government to hold unconditional talks early next month. On Sunday, the streets of the capital were largely empty and residents said they were stockpiling food in the face of a possible rebel onslaught. The […]

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US Warns Against Travel to Central African Republic

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has issued a new travel warning for the Central African Republic, where rebels have seized several towns over the past two weeks. The warning from the State Department Monday urged Americans in the C.A.R. to review their personal security situation and consider taking advantage of commercial flights to safe locations. The State […]

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Rebels Take Another Town in C.A.R.

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic have captured another town after a battle with government forces. The rebel alliance known as Seleka seized the town of Bambari on Sunday. Witnesses say government forces withdrew after two hours of gunfire. Bambari, a town of 40,000, sits in the south-central C.A.R., a 400-kilometer drive from the capital, […]

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