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  • CAR religious leaders plead for UN peacekeepers

    Muslim and Christian leaders of the Central African Republic pleaded Friday for the U.N. Security Council to hurry and deploy peacekeepers to a country that's been ripped apart by unprecedented sectarian violence.


  • In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 photo released by Amnesty International, Deputy Mayor Saleh Dido exits a building in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. Even as thousands of Muslims fled the town, Saleh Dido vowed to carry on with his duties. On Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, witnesses said a mob armed with knives chased him and killed him. His fate shows how far the violence has gone in the Central African Republic, where hundreds of Muslims have been killed in just a few months, redefining who belongs here by their religion alone. (AP Photo/Amnesty International, Joanne Mariner)

    UN starts Central African Republic investigation

    Leaders of a U.N. investigation of human rights abuses in Central African Republic said they will look into "reports of genocide" as they launched the probe Monday.


  • C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival

    Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.


  • EU plans March deployment of CAR peacekeepers

    European Union defense ministers say EU peacekeepers are expected to arrive in the Central African Republic in early March to help stop the sectarian violence that has claimed more than 1,000 lives and forced nearly 1 million people to flee.


  • UN urges reinforcements for C. African Republic

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for the African Union and France to rapidly deploy at least 3,000 additional troops and police to the Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes.


  • UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.


  • A Christian man carries a charred mannequin wearing a Muslim veil in front of looted Muslim stores, past a convoy of over 100 vehicles of Muslims fleeing Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Feb. 14, 2014. A convoy of thousands of Muslims heading to Chad had to turn around as MISCA troops, the African force deployed in the Central African Republic, deemed the road out was not secure. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Thousands of Muslims try to flee CAR capital

    Thousands of Muslims who tried to flee the violence in Central African Republic's capital were turned back by peacekeepers Friday, as crowds of angry Christians shouted "we're going to kill you all."


  • French soldiers search a house used as an armed cache in the Christian sector of PK12, the last checkpoint at the exit of the town, in Bangui, Central African Republic Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014. The commander of French troops in the Central African Republic General  Francisco Soriano accused the Anti-Balaka Christian militias to be "enemies of the peace" and should be dealt with accordingly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Amnesty, UN: CAR Muslim exodus 'ethnic cleansing'

    The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," a top U.N. official and Amnesty International said Wednesday. The rights group warned that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions."


  • People gather to watch French soldiers search a house used as an armed cache in the Christian sector of PK12, the last checkpoint at the exit of the town, in Bangui, Central African Republic Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014. The commander of French troops in the Central African Republic General Francisco Soriano accused the Anti-Balaka Christian militias to be "enemies of the peace" and should be dealt with accordingly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    UN chief warns of partition in C. African Republic

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised the possibility Tuesday that conflict-wracked Central African Republic could be divided as a result of sectarian brutality and called for a robust international force, including a possible U.N. peacekeeping force, to avoid mass atrocities.


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