The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russian military instructors in the Central African Republic have been involved in killing civilians and looting homes.
International aid group Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has said a woman was killed in an ambush by armed men on its team in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The medical charity’s Western and Central Africa branch said in a statement on Saturday the victim was accompanying a patient being transported by MSF staff near Batangafo, northern CAR, on Thursday.
The Central African Republic regularly accuses its northern neighbour of supporting armed rebel groups from inside Chad [File – Audu Marte/AFP]
Spokesman Serge Bozanga confirms former president agreed to become ‘general coordinator’ of alliance aiming to overthrow central government.
Female refugees and internally displaced women particularly at risk after a new wave of fighting engulfs the Central African Republic.
CAR will struggle to emerge out of the cycle of violence until there is serious international commitment to end it.
Government says army and ‘allied forces’ launched offensive in Boyali village, about 90km from the capital, Bangui.
Sand extraction provides a lifeline to many in impoverished CAR, but the industry faces a growing threat of violence.