Chadian soldiers sit with guns on a vehicle as they drive in Bangui at the weekend. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon stopped in the Central African Republic (CAR) on his way to today’s commemoration in Kigali of the 20th annive(...)

Kapiri Agnes (53) prepares a meal on the grounds of a church that is sheltering about 4,000 internally displaced people fleeing sectarian violence in Bangui. Central Africans say Christians and Muslims lived in harmony until last year. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

At this juncture, after thousands have died and a million people have been driven from their homes, Central Africans tell you that Christians a(...)

A man inspects the body bags of people who were killed during the latest violence in the capital Bangui. Photograph: Siegfried Modola /Reuters

The Red Cross says it has buried around 50 bodies within the past 48 hours after fighting flared in the northwest of the Central African Republic. Th(...)

French soldiers leave their base in Mpoko international airport in Bangui. Photograph: Reuters/Emmanuel Braun

Relative calm returned to the Central African Republic yesterday after three days of heavy fighting between Christians and Muslims, with France sayin(...)

Seleka fighter Cisco gestures outside a mosque where bodies of people killed during fighting are gathered in Bangui, Central African Republic, today. Rival militia forces fought fierce battles in Central African Republic’s capital yesterday and the UN authorised French military action to halt Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that threatens to escalate into widespread civilian massacres. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

France rushed troops to Central African Republic today, its second major African intervention in a year, to stem Muslim-Christian violence that has(...)

French soldiers patrol in an armoured personnel carrier during fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic, yesterday. The French army deployed 250 troops to the capital after clashes broke out between former rebels and militias. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

France began a military intervention in the Central African Republic last night, following a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council yesterday au(...)

Seleka soldiers raise their fists while riding in a pick-up truck amid fighting today in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

Fighting swept through the capital of Central African Republic today, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the country(...)

An ex-Seleka soldier stands guard as his commander, General Yaya, meets Multinational Force of Central Africa (Fomac) peacekeepers at the Fomac camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Mathieu Marco hid in his shower as the Muslim militia commander who came to kill him screamed at his young son, demanding to know where he was. Frustr(...)

Central African Republic’s president Michel Djotodia leaves the presidential palace after speaking with civil society members in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

The UN Security Council is considering imposing an arms embargo on the virtually lawless Central African Republic as well as putting a travel ban on p(...)

Members of the South Africa National Defence Force carry the  remains of 13 members who were killed in the Central African Republic. The handover of the bodies took place at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa has decided to withdraw the remainder of its troops from the Central African Republic (...)