UN chief Antonio Guterres says the body has found evidence that the Central African Republic's army and its foreign supporters violated international humanitarian law.
Over 30 civilians were feared killed, some by stray bullets, in the January 16-17 operation near the town of Bria that targeted the Union for Peace rebel group, UN officials say.
Over 30 civilians were reportedly killed by government forces and Russian mercenaries contracted to support them in a January 16-17 operation that targeted a rebel group.
Gabon says it has opened an investigation following "many cases of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse" by its troops as part of UN mission in the Central African Republic.
The parliamentary election included run-off votes in 49 electoral districts and first round voting in 69 districts where violence stopped the vote from taking place in December.
Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 3,000 more peacekeepers needed to raise the ceiling to 14,650 in order to combat new threats.
Tensions have escalated dramatically in the country since December's controversial presidential polls, with groups opposed to President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election.
President Touadera, the UN and the EU all fiercely insist the Sunday vote will take place despite threats of a coup.
UN says Central African Republic's fourth-largest town Bambari "is under control" after armed groups were pushed back into the bush.
Rwanda’s defence ministry says the country deployed troops to Central African Republic where its soldiers in the UN peacekeeping force have been targeted by rebels.
The UN deployed forces on Friday following an offensive by the 3R, Patriotic Movement for Central Africa and anti-Balaka militias.
Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where a UN soldier also reportedly died.
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