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Peacekeepers open fire on Central African Republic protesters

African peacekeepers fired into a crowd of protesters in the capital of the Central African Republic on Monday, killing one person and injuring around 40 more, in a shooting set to escalate tensions in the strife-torn country. The Chadian soldiers, part of a UN-mandated force, opened fire on stone-throwing protesters…

Armed rebels surrounded French president’s plane during visit to Central African Republic

Armed rebels briefly surrounded François Hollande’s airplane in the Central African Republic’s main airport during an impromptu visit by the France’s president last week, French media revealed over the weekend. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, moments after Hollande had exited the Falcon 7X plane that flew him into Bangui,…

State Department offers $5 million for capture of Joseph Kony

The United States offered $5 million Wednesday for the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted men, and posted rewards for three other rebel leaders evading trial for war crimes. The announcement came just as Uganda and Washington said they had been forced…

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