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    UN approves peacekeepers to stem violence in Central African Republic

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... African Republic, as police said fresh sectarian violence had killed at least 30 people. The 10,000 UN troops and 1,800 police will take over from 5,000 African Union soldiers, but not until September 15. A separate 2,000-strong French force in the Central African Republic was authorised to use "all necessary means" to support the new UN force. Central African Republic has ...

  2. News - World - NORWAY

    Mystery amnesiac found in Oslo traced to Czech Republic

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... family members," Czech police spokeswoman Eva Stulikova said. "The man's disappearance was not reported in the Czech Republic. The circumstances of his presence in Norway remain ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Switzerland, Italy and France join Czech Republic in Davis Cup semi-finals

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters

    ... against holders Czech Republic who breezed past Japan in Tokyo 5-0. When you need a player to win a decisive fifth rubber in a gripping Davis Cup tie, having one with 17 grand slam titles to his ...

  4. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic take charge against Japan in Davis Cup quarter-final

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Title-holders the Czech Republic established an iron grip on their Davis Cup quarter-final tennis tie against a weakened Japan on Friday, with Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol battling for wins in front of a buzzing Tokyo crowd. Despite missing world No 5 Tomas Berdych, the Czechs had expected to dominate a Japan side shorn of talisman Kei Nishikori ...

  5. Sport - Tennis

    Czech Republic hold all the aces in Davis Cup tie

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Favourites are likely to outgun Japan who have lost their top player for the quarter-finals Czechs hold all the aces in Davis Cup tie Even without the towering presence of Tomas Berdych, title holders the Czech Republic are favourites to outgun a badly wounded Japan in a Davis Cup quarter-final that starts Friday. Japanese number one Kei ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bravery of priests in Central African Republic restores your faith in religion

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Republic, that explains the enduring value of religion and its transcendent meaning. For weeks, hundreds of Muslims have been hiding in Father Nary's church while the Christian militia called ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - AFRICA

    Book review: The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, by Michael Deibert

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by GDN

    ... Rory Carroll The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair by Michael Deibert Zed 4 stars Rory Carroll Central Africa seldom commands outside attention. Its torments play second fiddle to Afghanistan and the Middle East. This is understandable- there are no Islamist or nuclear perils here to frighten the West- but still shameful. Europe and the US bear partial ...


    UN chief wants 3,000 more troops for Central African Republic

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:10am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appealed to the international community to send an additional 3,000 troops and police to Central African Republic to combat worsening sectarian violence ... if authorised, will take months. The people of the Central African Republic do not have months to wait,” he said. “The international community must act decisively now.” “The international community must ...


    New fighting in Central African Republic blocks UN visit

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:02am by Reuters in Bangui

    ... Reuters in Bangui Religious violence broke out in the Central African Republic on Wednesday, preventing visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos from travelling Heavy fighting erupted near the airport in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday, as Christian militia tried to block the evacuation of Muslims and disrupted a visit ...

  10. News - World

    Witnesses, aid groups: At least 98 dead in Central African Republic after clashes

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 01:16am by AP

    ... BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Witnesses, aid groups: At least 98 dead in Central African Republic after clashes. ...




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