Today 20 December
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — After days of relative calm, sectarian violence once more exploded Friday in Central African Republic claiming at least 30 lives.
Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - At least 29 have been killed in a fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in Bangui, the Red Cross in the Central African Republic said Friday.
By Carl Odera JUBA (Reuters) - African mediators said they held productive talks on Friday with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir as they seek to prevent an almost week-long conflict plunging Africa's newest nation into a civil war along ethnic faultlines. The United Nations said on Thursday a crowd of Nuer tribesmen breached a U.N. compound in Jonglei State north of the capital and had reports that some locals sheltering there were killed. Kiir, a member of the Dinka ethnic group, has accused his former Vice President Riek Machar, a Nuer who was sacked in July, of attempting to seize power by force. The team included ministers from Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and Somali, and African Union and United Nations representatives.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — After a period of relative calm, violence flared anew Friday in the Central African Republic with shootouts at checkpoints, the destruction of a mosque and angry demonstrations against Chadian peacekeepers that left at least 30 dead.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli batted India into a position of dominance on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. Pujara hit his sixth century in only his 16th Test as India piled up 284 for two in their second innings, an overall lead of 320 against a depleted South African bowling attack. Pujara (135 not out) and first innings century-maker Kohli (77 not out) shared an unbeaten third wicket partnership of 191 on a pitch which for the most part has been difficult for batsmen. But as the South African bowlers wilted the batsmen were able to score freely, adding 175 in 38 overs between tea and the close.