Since last year's coup in the Central African Republic, thousands of people have been killed, while many more have fled. The EU is discussing the composition of a military stabilization mission - so far without success.
A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Many who fled the 2013-2014 conflict in the Central African Republic are returning home to find their houses destroyed or occupied by other displaced families – a further source of tensions in the conflict-torn country.
The UN Security Council has agreed to extend its MINUSCA mission in the Central African Republic for only a month as Russia and France wrangle over the mandate's wording.
The Central African Republic is facing "the abyss," Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told DW's Paul Lorgerie in the country in the heart of Africa as the UN prepares a renewed peacekeeping mandate.
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