African Union Warns Against CAR Takeover

The AU has said it rejects any attempt to seize power by force, or the recourse to armed rebellion to further political claims.


Although President Francois Bozize has told an AU envoy he is ready to form a national unity government with the rebels, the rebels are reported by the BBC to have rejected the offer.


  • Central African Republic:  Rebels Advance on Capital

    Cameroon Tribune, 27 December 2012

    There was deep anxiety in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, CAR, yesterday, December 27, 2012 as rebels advanced towards the city, a UN envoy told the BBC. Margaret ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Rebels Weaken Bozizé's Grip on Power?

    Chatham House, 28 December 2012

    The Central African Republic, known best for its history of coups, military revolts and brutal rule is back in the headlines following a lightening rebel advance on the capital ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  UN Demands Ceasefire

    UN News Service, 28 December 2012

    The Security Council has demanded that armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) immediately cease hostilities, following attacks on several towns in recent days, and ... read more »


  • Central African Republic:  Govt Asks France to Help Stop Rebels

    Radio France Internationale, 27 December 2012

    The President of the Central African Republic has called on France and the United States to help push back advancing rebel fighters, but the idea has been flatly rejected by the ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Protesters Blame France for Rebel Advance

    Radio France Internationale, 26 December 2012

    Hundreds of protesters angry at a rebel advance in the Central African Republic threw stones and tore down the French flag at the French embassy in the capital, Bangui. read more »

  • Uganda:  Rebel Advance Frustrates Kony Hunt

    The Observer, 27 December 2012

    Army authorities in Kampala say the recent rebel advance on the capital Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR) has frustrated their hunt for the rebel Lord's Resistance Army ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  UN Condemns Rebels, Backs Regional Action

    United Nations, 27 December 2012

    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic: read more »


Rebels in northern Central African Republic.

  • Central African Republic:  Rebels Form New Alliance

    Cameroon Tribune, 19 December 2012

    A new rebel alliance has been formed in the north of the Central African Republic. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Hundreds Flee As Rebels Advance

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 December 2012

    A new alliance of three rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has taken control of five towns in northern-central areas, could jeopardize a complex peace ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Militia Leader's Trial Postponed

    Bemba Trial Website, 19 December 2012

    International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have suspended hearings in the trial of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba until March 4, 2013. read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Security Council Concerned Over Situation in Central African Republic

    UN News Service, 19 December 2012

    Expressing their strong concern over the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned the attacks conducted ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Humanitarian Situation Deteriorating

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 December 2012

    As a number of cities in the north and centre of the Central African Republic, including Ndélé and Bria, have come under the control of armed groups, thousands of ... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Unicef Supports Emergency Evacuation of Vulnerable Children

    United Nations Children's Fund, 18 December 2012

    Following a rebel attack in the Northeast of the Central African Republic and threats of more in surrounding areas, UNICEF and partners evacuated 64 children who had been released ... read more »

  • Africa:  Central African Republic - Help for People Fleeing Violence in Ndélé

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 14 December 2012

    Several hundred people have fled their homes since armed men attacked Ndélé, a town of 20,000 inhabitants in northern Central African Republic, on 10 December. read more »