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(...)

Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the self-proclaimed emperor of the Central African empire, after crowning himself in 1977. Photograph: Pierre Guillaud/AFP/Getty Images

He was the Nero of equatorial Africa, the ogre of Berengo. Jean-Bedel Bokassa has been dead for 18 years, but even as the Central African Repub(...)

Members of the mainly Christian “anti-balaka” militia stand guard in the Boeing neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

Edouard Ngaissouna and Abdel Kader Khaled boast grand titles – “national co-ordinator,” “vice-president,” “general”. The letterhead on Ngaissouna’s(...)

Jovani Mbele, 28, was wounded in the head and hand when Chadian peacekeepers opened fire in a Christian area of Bangui at the weekend.   Photograph:  Lara Marlowe

Christians in the Central African capital yesterday demanded the departure of the African peacekeepin(...)

Central African Army Forces soldiers gather during a speech by interim president  Catherine Samba-Panza  at the National College of Administration and Magistrature in the capital Bangui today. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters.

A group of soldiers in Central African Republic’s capital today lynched a man whom they suspected of having been a rebel, minutes after hearing the n(...)

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(...)

People gesture as they celebrate the resignation of Central African Republic’s interim president Michel Djotodia in Lakouenga district yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Emmanuel Braun

The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR) resigned on Friday after a disastrous eight-month rule, prompting celebrations on the stre(...)

Michel Djotodia, who was swept to power last year when a loose rebel alliance known as Seleka seized the Central African Republic capital, Bangui.  Photograph: Herve Serefio/Reuters

Central African Republic’s interim president Michel Djotodia and his prime minister have resigned, according to a statement issued after a two-day sum(...)

A group of anti-balaka sentinels stand outside the Médecins Sans Frontière health centre in Bangui. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

The Central African Republic’s interim leader, Michel Djotodia, is facing pressure to step down at a summit of regional leaders because of his inab(...)

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(...)