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  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

    Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.


  • Muslim children gather at a water pump outside the mosque at PK12 in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday, April 10, 2014. A few hundred Muslims remain at the entrance of Bangui, waiting for transport to neighboring Chad. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    U.N. approves force for Central African Republic

    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.


  • A woman walks past a truck waiting to leave for Chad loaded with goods belonging to Muslim residents of the PK5 district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday April 9, 2014. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    UN may approve force for Central African Republic

    France is predicting that the U.N. Security Council will vote unanimously Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.


  • U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power addresses Wednesday April 9, 2014  top officials from the African peacekeeping mission known as MISCA, in Bangui, Central African Republic. Power urged more support for the existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission expected to take at least five months to have ready on the ground. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission.


  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, African Union peacekeepers and French troops take position at the PK11 checkpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic. The government of Chad said Thursday, April 3, 2014, it is withdrawing more than 800 peacekeepers from a mission to stabilize neighboring Central African Republic after the Chadian troops came under scrutiny for firing into a crowd of civilians last week, killing at least 32 people. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits C. African Republic

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon vowed Saturday that the world would not forget Central African Republic, as he visited the country wracked by sectarian violence that has left thousands dead and forced most of the nation's Muslims to flee.


  • Chad soldiers begin leaving C. African Republic

    Hundreds of Chadian soldiers began leaving neighboring Central African Republic on Friday, a day after the Chadian government said it was pulling out of the peacekeeping mission following criticism over the shooting deaths of more than 30 civilians.


  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, African Union peacekeepers and French troops take position at the PK11 checkpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic. The government of Chad said Thursday, April 3, 2014, it is withdrawing more than 800 peacekeepers from a mission to stabilize neighboring Central African Republic after the Chadian troops came under scrutiny for firing into a crowd of civilians last week, killing at least 32 people. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Chad to pull peacekeepers from C. African Republic

    The government of Chad said Thursday it is withdrawing more than 800 peacekeepers from a mission to stabilize neighboring Central African Republic after the Chadian troops came under scrutiny for firing into a crowd of civilians last week, killing at least 32 people.


  • Chad troops defend actions in C. African Republic

    The African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday defended Chadian soldiers who had killed more than 30 civilians over the weekend, saying the troops had come under attack from Christian militants and were merely defending themselves.


  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

    U.S. sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony

    The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.


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