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'New Somalia' risk as warlords rule in Central African Republic

OUATA-NANA, Central African Republic (Reuters) - The villagers ran away in panic when rebels brandishing machetes and AK47 assault rifles appeared from the bush, leaving the Red Cross medical workers standing alone in a dusty clearing in Central African Republic. Full story

African Union plans bigger peacekeeping force for Central African Republic

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union will form a new 3,600-strong peacekeeping mission for Central African Republic (CAR) to step up efforts to stabilize the fractious country, officials said on Friday. Full story

U.N., EU pledge aid for 'forgotten crisis' in Central African Republic

KAGA-BANDORO, Central African Republic (Reuters) - UN and EU aid chiefs promised help on Friday to victims of a "forgotten crisis" in Central African Republic, where armed groups are preying on civilians four months after a rebel takeover plunged the country into chaos. Full story

EU pledges aid to Central Africa Republic, urges donor action

BANGUI (Reuters) - The European Union is to increase its aid to Central African Republic to tackle a humanitarian crisis gripping the impoverished nation since rebels seized power in March. Full story

Central African Republic in chaos, abandoned: MSF

BANGUI (Reuters) - Armed groups in Central African Republic have forced thousands to flee and pushed government and medical services close to collapse four months after rebels seized the capital, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Tuesday. Full story

Rights group accuses Central African Republic rebels of abuses

BANGUI (Reuters) - Rebels in Central African Republic have razed villages, torched homes and murdered civilians in violence across neglected rural areas that began before they seized power in March and continues today, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday. Full story

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