- UN official: world's displaced population now 60 million Updated: Oct-05-15 7:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS - When Antonio Guterres became the U.N. refugee chief almost 10 years ago, the world counted 38 million people displaced by conflict and persecution and the number was declining. Today, it's more than 60 million and rising.
- Central African Republic elections delayed by fresh violence Updated: Oct-01-15 8:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Fresh violence in Central African Republic has forced the delay of Oct. 18 elections meant to put the troubled country on firmer political ground, officials said Thursday, but they expect the vote will take place by the end of this year.
- Red Cross: Wounded trapped in C. African Republic capital Updated: Sep-30-15 10:03 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Aid officials pleaded for access to the neighborhoods of Central African Republic's treacherous capital on Wednesday, saying that sectarian clashes between rivaling Christian and Muslim militias make it too dangerous to help the wounded and to recover bodies.
- Former Congo vice president on trial for paying witnesses Updated: Sep-29-15 7:24 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of interfering with the administration of justice by coaching and paying defense witnesses to give false testimony in his war crimes trial.
- In Rwanda, dogs and handlers train to track poachers Updated: Sep-18-15 10:01 am
AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda - One dog being trained to track poachers in a Rwandan national park is nicknamed "Machine" because of his reputed stamina on a trail. Another dog is known as "Professor" because of his seemingly analytical approach when following a scent.
- 17 UN personnel accused of sex abuse in C. African Republic Updated: Sep-15-15 1:56 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - A civilian staff member with the United Nations mission in Central African Republic is alleged to have committed sexual exploitation, bringing the total number of those accused of sexual abuse to 17 since the peacekeeping mission arrived to help stabilize the country, the U.N. said Tuesday.
- UN: New sex abuse allegation in Central African Republic Updated: Sep-11-15 10:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. peacekeeping chief on Friday confirmed a new allegation of sexual abuse by a peacekeeper in Central African Republic, the conflict-ripped country where the United Nations is already investigating 15 other cases of possible sexual misconduct by U.N. troops and police.
- UN chief says will repatriate peacekeepers over sex abuse Updated: Sep-10-15 6:45 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief is taking aim at sexual abuse by peacekeepers, "one of my greatest disappointments," saying he will repatriate the troops of countries that don't act on allegations and has already started to suspend payments to countries when allegations are credible.
- Pope to visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic Updated: Sep-10-15 10:34 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will make his first trip to Africa in November, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in a pilgrimage that will bring him face to face with Islamic extremism and Christian-Muslim violence on the continent.
- Cameroon soldiers strike for pay Updated: Sep-09-15 12:56 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Hundreds of Cameroon soldiers who served in the United Nations mission in Central African Republic have gone on strike in Cameroon's capital for unpaid salaries.
- UN peacekeeping head in C. African Republic urges inquiries Updated: Sep-08-15 12:32 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic says governments that contribute troops accused of sexual abuse must investigate the charges.