Central African Republic

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has criticised the Central African Republic's (CAR) human rights record in a new report.

Fighting erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, early Saturday morning when government soldiers tried to arrest former army chief General Francois Bozize for alleged involvement in the failed coup of 28 May, news agencies reported.

The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Japanese NGO Amis d'Afrique (Friends of Africa) signed a letter of agreement on Wednesday for a US $630,000 grant in support of reinforcing HIV/AIDS responses in communities in the CAR, the World Bank announced from Bangui.

The leading cause of death among teachers in the Central Africa Republic is HIV/AIDS according to a UNICEF study. The teacher shortage has forced numerous school closures, impacting the quality of education throughout the country.

The chief of staff of the armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR), General Francois Bozize, has detailed a number of steps to be taken to reduce continuing violence and to ensure a return to peace in the capital, Bangui.