Tag: war

Pastor and son killed as CAR violence continues

A pastor and his son are among the latest casualties of violence in the Central African Republic, which continues despite the recent appointment of Catherine Samba-Panza as interim president. The Rev Pierre-Séverin Kongbo, 52, his son Dieubéni were killed on January 28 by former members of the disbanded Séléka group […]

South Sudan Christians see glimmer of hope

Christian pastors, priests, saving lives amidst turmoil Originally published in Baptist Press A breakthrough between warring factions in South Sudan has provided a glimmer of hope that the mostly Christian nation may escape civil war. Leaders of a rebel opposition group said Jan. 10 they would no longer demand the […]

Up to 1 000 killed in Central African Republic

Originally published in Christianity Today Fighting broke out once again between rebel groups in the Central African Republic last week and reports suggest that almost 1,000 people have been killed. The clashes took place between members of Seleka, a predominantly Muslim rebel coalition, and anti-Balaka (meaning ani-machete) groups, which are […]

UN endorses more military in Central African Republic

By World Watch Monitor The United Nations Security Council has authorised the expansion of an African military force inside the Central African Republic to counter a rising spiral of sectarian violence.  Against a backdrop of fresh deadly violence in the CAR capital of Bangui, Thursday’s unanimous vote of the 15-member […]