UN peacekeepers patrol  a polling station in Bangui in the Central African Republic. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have started voting in the country’s presidential election, with hope that a new president (...)

Pope Francis gives his blessing during a visit to an internally displaced people camp at St Saviour parish in Bangui on November 29th, 2015. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

On his tour of Africa, Pope Francis gave a blessing at a refugee camp in St Savoir in Bangui, Central African Republic on Sunday. Thankfully for thos(...)

Pope Francis walks with the pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a mass in the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of ha(...)

Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York September 26th, 2015. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Fierce fighting between militia and UN peacekeepers erupted in Central African Republic on Tuesday as President Catherine Samba-Panza rushed back earl(...)

A soldier looks at smoke billowing from the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi position in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib on September 15th, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Stringer

If displaced people had a country of their own it would be bigger than Spain. The numbers – 50 million and rising – are set to grow, soon and signific(...)

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon: “Ultimate responsibility rests with governments who send their people.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned after a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and ex(...)

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a review of how the body dealt with claims of child sexual abuse by soldiers from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea in the Central African Republic. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that he would set up an external independent review of how the world body handled (...)

French president Francois Hollande: said would “make an example” of up to 16 French soldiers if allegations contained in a United Nations report leaked to a newspaper prove true

President François Hollande has said he would “show no mercy” and would “make an example” of up to 16 French soldiers accused of sexually abusing chi(...)

Fr Bernard Kinvi: running a mission in Bossemptele, in the Central African Republic,  that includes a hospital, school and church.

Outside the doors of the historic Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg, where Germany’s Nazis were tried for carrying out humanity’s worst crimes almost 70 y(...)

A June 11th photograph of Seleka fighters  sitting on a pick-up truck in the town of Goya in Central African Republic, where fighting between Christian and Muslim groups has left at least 50 people  dead. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

More than 50 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses and officials said today, with foreign troops stru(...)