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 (...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello: said the Brussels summit aimed to establish a new relationship between Africa and the EU.

The European Union’s announcement that it is deploying 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic after months of delays topped the agenda at yes(...)

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(...)

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

The road from Bangui to Brussels goes through Paris, literally and figuratively. Catherine Samba Panza, the interim president of the Central A(...)

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(...)

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(...)