Central African Republic

Russia Appoints Wagner Chief in Africa to Replace Prigozhin

Russian officials on Monday appointed Gen. Andrey Averyanov, head of covert offensive operations for Russian military intelligence, to supervise the mercenary Wagner Group’s valuable operations in Africa following the reported death of its founders, Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin, in a plane crash last week.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 29 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Deputy Director Andrey Averyanov attends a bilateral meeting, on July 29,2023, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. President Putin hosted just 17 African leaders in this years's summit compared with the 43 who atteded in 2019 participate in the …

Report: Hundreds of Wagner Mercenaries Arrive in Central African Republic

A Russian paramilitary group called COSI said in a Sunday post on the messaging platform Telegram that hundreds of “experienced” Wagner Group mercenaries are pouring into the Central African Republic (CAR) to “ensure security” ahead of a July 30 referendum that could give President Faustin-Archange Touadera a third term in office.


‘Troubling’ Claims Of Sex Abuse By French, UN Troops

New “extremely troubling” allegations have emerged of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and French troops in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said. French authorities have been notified after a UN team received accounts that troops from the Sangaris

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