Central African Republic president Touadera reelected

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a second term in office, according to provisional results announced by the electoral commission Monday.

Touadera was reelected in the first round of the Dec. 27 presidential vote with 53.9% of the votes, the National Election Authority said. In second place was Anicet-Georges Dologuele with 21.1% of the vote, and Martin Ziguele came in third with 7.4%, according to the results announced.

Central African Republic votes under threat of violence

BANGUI (Reuters) -Central African Republic on Sunday voted in presidential and legislative elections being held under a cloud of violence as the government, international partners and United Nations peacekeepers seek to hold off a rebel advance.

Militias hostile to President Faustin-Archange Touadera, who is seeking a second term, have stepped up attacks since the constitutional court this month rejected several candidates, including former President Francois Bozize.

Clashes in Central African Republic capital leave at least 30 dead

BANGUI, Dec 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — At least 30 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a security official and a local imam said.

“Thirty bodies have been brought to the mosque,” said Awad Al Karim, the imam of the Ali Babolo mosque in a district called PK5 that became a haven for many Bangui Muslims at the peak of Christian-Muslim clashes in the country.

CAR reaches peace deal with rebels

03 Feb 2019; AFP: The Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups struck a deal Saturday to end years of fighting that has killed thousands, the parties and a mediator said.

The deal, the seventh since 2012, was announced on Twitter by the government of President Faustin-Archange Touadera just a day after the African Union and UN-sponsored talks in Khartoum were suspended amid disagreements over amnesty.

"A peace agreement has been reached," said the tweet.

The CAR, at heart of Africa, ready to join Belt and Road Initiative -- president

BANGUI, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) stands ready to join the Belt and Road Initiative and wants its central location in Africa to be an advantage, President Faustin-Archange Touadera said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

In the run-up to the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Touadera said the Belt and Road Initiative is "the important subject of connectivity."

Foreign Ministry confirms deaths of Russian journalists in Central African Republic

MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the deaths of three Russian citizens with journalists’ IDs in the Central African Republic (CAR).

"According to reports coming from the Central African Republic, three men having only press cards featuring the names Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhran Dzhemal, were found dead near the city of Sibut [300 kilometers north of the Central African Republic’s capital city Bangui] on July 30," the ministry said.

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