Contents tagged with Central African Republic

  • Three Russian mercenaries killed in roadside bomb explosion in Central African Republic

    Three Russian mercenaries and two local policemen were killed when an improvised explosive device was detonated on a stretch of a road between Berberati (Mambere-Kadei Prefecture) and Bouar (Nana-Mambéré) in the Central African Republic (CAR), announced the CAR government spokesman, Anj Maxim Kazagi. According to the AFP news agency, the three Russians are fighters of one of the paramilitary groups.

    "Three Russian allies and two Central African police officers were killed," Kazagi said. …

  • Media: several Russian mercenaries killed by rebels in Central African Republic

    Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed several Russian mercenaries from the private military company the Wagner Group and took another hostage, reported the local newspaper Corbeau News citing a source.

    According to the source, the Russian mercenaries together with the CAR soldiers dismantled an fence, which was earlier built by the rebels. A fire fight broke out because of that, during which Russian mercenaries were killed.

    The newspaper notes that the Russian mercenaries are …

  • Russia sends military advisors to Central African Republic

    300 Russian military instructors have been sent to the Central African Republic, RIA Novosti reports, citing a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Russians will train soldiers of the CAR national army.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that the purpose of the mission is to “assist" in strengthening the defense capability of the Central African Republic (CAR). The ministry added that the advisers were requested by the leadership of the republic.

    "The relevant notice has …

  • Russian mercenaries suffer defeat in Central African Republic

    Three rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), which formed an anti-government coalition,  seized the administrative centre of Lobaye Prefecture, the city of Mbaïki.

    According to Corbeau News, the rebels, who are trying to prevent the re-election of the country's president Faustin-Archange Touadéra for a second term, have overrun the CAR Armed Forces, supported by mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group.

    As a result, the rebels took under their …

  • Kremlin’s investigation: Murder of Russian journalists in Central African Republic was motivated by robbery

    Russian investigators have concluded that the killing of the three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2018 was done with the goal of robbing them, said Igor Krasnov, deputy head of the Investigative Committee, as cited by Interfax.

    “The established circumstances of the attack indicate that the murder was committed with the goal of robbery by residents of the CAR and adjacent countries who systematically commit severe crimes in this region,” said Krasnov.

    On July 28, 2 …

  • Russia delivers second batch of weapons to Central African Republic

    Russia sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) a shipment of machine guns, Kalashnikov rifles, and Mosin rifles of 1944 model, reports Russia 1 TV channel.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov previously stated that two batches of Russian weapons have been delivered for the needs of the CAR army free of charge.

    "Now we have received 14 aircraft. This is the second shipment of equipment. We are grateful for the cooperation," a representative of the CAR authorities told Russian journalists. …

  • Russia sends another free arms shipment to Central African Republic

    This September Russia has sent a second batch of weapons for the army of the Central African Republic (CAR) at no charge, announced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a UN Security Council session devoted to peace and security in Africa.

    “In the CAR, over the last year and a half Russian instructors have trained more than 3,000 soldiers for the army of this sovereign country. With the consent of the Security Council committee, two batches of Russian weapons have already been sent free …

  • Russia to send military to the Central African Republic by end of June

    During a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and  Special Presidential Representative on the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov told journalists that the Russian military will be sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) by the end of July to participate in the UN mission, reports TASS news agency. According to Bogdanov, 30 Russian peacekeepers will be sent to the CAR. "I think [this will happen] soon. However, I am not sure if this will happen by the …

  • Colleague of Russian journalists killed in Central Africa forced to flee Russia

    A former journalist for the media project “the Investigation Management Center” Sergei Kanev had to urgently flee Russia fearing of being accused of an assassination attempt on the Russian president, reported Dozhd TV, with reference to the Russian media project “Proekt”.

    Earlier, in an interview with Dozhd, the exiled Russian tycoon and Putin’s critic, Mikhail Khodorkovsky spoke about one of his colleagues being taken out of Russia. He said that there was a plan to accuse a certain journalist …

  • Media: Russian journalist killed in Central Africa investigated arms supplies from Russia to mercenaries

    Russian journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, who was killed in Central Africa, was investigating arms supplies from Russia to private military companies, reported Dozhd with reference to Dzhemal’s close friend and a source close to the FSB.

    According to the TV channel, the journalist had been working on the material since February 2018. The source said that he consulted Dzhemal on the supply of weapons to Russian private military companies and had asked him to stop.

     “Unfortunately, he did not listen …