Central African Republic

Country Central African Republic
Capital Bangui
Continent Africa
Currency Central African CFA franc(XAF)
Languages Sango & French

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Introduction

The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. President Ange-Felix PATASSE's civilian government was plagued by unrest, and in March 2003 he was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Though the government has the tacit support of civil society groups and the main parties, a wide field of candidates contested the municipal, legislative, and presidential elections held in March and May of 2005 in which General BOZIZE was affirmed as president. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. Unrest in the neighboring nations of Chad, Sudan, and the DRC continues to affect stability in the Central African Republic as well.

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Djotodia Returns to the Central African Republic - Human Rights WatchDjotodia Returns to the Central African Republic  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic: US$ 401 million required to address critical humanitarian needs in 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: US$ 401 million required to address critical humanitarian needs in 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic - Cash Based Initiatives (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Cash Based Initiatives (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts - Al Jazeera AmericaCentral African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts  Al Jazeera America

UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting - UN NewsUN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting  UN News

Central African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops - Aljazeera.comCentral African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops  Aljazeera.com

Central African Republic: Warning of humanitarian disaster - Al Jazeera AmericaCentral African Republic: Warning of humanitarian disaster  Al Jazeera America

Central African Republic traders in deadly battle over militia taxes in Bangui - BBC NewsCentral African Republic traders in deadly battle over militia taxes in Bangui  BBC News

World Cup qualifying draw: Nigeria to face Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia - Goal.comWorld Cup qualifying draw: Nigeria to face Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia  Goal.com

Bozizé Returns to Central African Republic - Human Rights WatchBozizé Returns to Central African Republic  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic - Air Cargo Transport Service, January - December 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Air Cargo Transport Service, January - December 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Final report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2454 (2019) (S/2019/930) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebFinal report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2454 (2019) (S/2019/930) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

'No Safety Net.' How Climate Change and Unprecedented Flooding Is Destroying Communities in the Central African Republic - TIME'No Safety Net.' How Climate Change and Unprecedented Flooding Is Destroying Communities in the Central African Republic  TIME

Bishops urge Central African Republic leaders to face challenges in 2020 - CatholicPhilly.comBishops urge Central African Republic leaders to face challenges in 2020  CatholicPhilly.com

Central African Republic: Overview of population movements (31 December 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Overview of population movements (31 December 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Ex-Rebel Leader Returns From Exile - The New York TimesCentral African Republic Ex-Rebel Leader Returns From Exile  The New York Times

Cardinal tours troubled region of Central African Republic to promote peace - Crux: Covering all things CatholicCardinal tours troubled region of Central African Republic to promote peace  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ECHO Factsheet – Central African Republic – 23 December 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebECHO Factsheet – Central African Republic – 23 December 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UNHCR Central African Republic Situation: 2020 Funding Update (as 8 January 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNHCR Central African Republic Situation: 2020 Funding Update (as 8 January 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #30 (Reporting Period: 01/12/2019 to 31/12/2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #30 (Reporting Period: 01/12/2019 to 31/12/2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - December 6, 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - December 6, 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Overview of incidents affecting humanitarian workers (Jan - Dec 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Overview of incidents affecting humanitarian workers (Jan - Dec 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report, 31 November 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNICEF Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report, 31 November 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, November 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, November 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

African Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers - The New York TimesAfrican Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers  The New York Times

2.6 mln people in Central African Republic need humanitarian aid in 2020: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2.6 mln people in Central African Republic need humanitarian aid in 2020: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

République centrafricaine: Situation générale du rapatriement facilité (décembre 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebRépublique centrafricaine: Situation générale du rapatriement facilité (décembre 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

République centrafricaine : Carte des ponts - Janvier 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebRépublique centrafricaine : Carte des ponts - Janvier 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Half C.Africa population needs humanitarian aid: UN - Yahoo NewsHalf C.Africa population needs humanitarian aid: UN  Yahoo News

Securiport and Central African Republic sign for CAISS implementation at Bangui Airport - CAPA - Centre for AviationSecuriport and Central African Republic sign for CAISS implementation at Bangui Airport  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying - SportstarAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying  Sportstar

Russia’s Investigative Committee claims that investigative journalists murdered in Central African Republic were killed during a robbery - MeduzaRussia’s Investigative Committee claims that investigative journalists murdered in Central African Republic were killed during a robbery  Meduza

On the hunt with Central Africa's 'lost' shark-toothed pygmy tribe - New York PostOn the hunt with Central Africa's 'lost' shark-toothed pygmy tribe  New York Post

European Union Establishes $998M Budget For Humanitarian Crises; Bulk Of Funding To Help African Nations - Kaiser Family FoundationEuropean Union Establishes $998M Budget For Humanitarian Crises; Bulk Of Funding To Help African Nations  Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Central African Republic leader returns after six-year exile - cgtn.comFormer Central African Republic leader returns after six-year exile  cgtn.com

2022 W/Cup qualifying draws: Nigeria to face Liberia, Cape Verde and Central African Republic - Latest Sports News In Nigeria - Brila2022 W/Cup qualifying draws: Nigeria to face Liberia, Cape Verde and Central African Republic - Latest Sports News In Nigeria  Brila

Iran's Quds Force aimed to launch terror groups in Africa, UN hears - The Jerusalem PostIran's Quds Force aimed to launch terror groups in Africa, UN hears  The Jerusalem Post

Sharing the Burden: Lessons from the European Return to Multidimensional Peacekeeping - World - ReliefWebSharing the Burden: Lessons from the European Return to Multidimensional Peacekeeping - World  ReliefWeb

EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries - World - ReliefWebEU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries - World  ReliefWeb

1 in 3 adolescent girls from the poorest households has never been to school - UNICEF1 in 3 adolescent girls from the poorest households has never been to school  UNICEF

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA - Biometric UpdateBiometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA  Biometric Update

US Diplomat's Remarks Stir Controversy in Cameroon - VOA NewsUS Diplomat's Remarks Stir Controversy in Cameroon  VOA News

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Uganda To Battle Neigbours Kenya, Rwanda And Mali - New VisionQatar 2022 World Cup: Uganda To Battle Neigbours Kenya, Rwanda And Mali  New Vision

Soccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters AfricaSoccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities  Reuters Africa

Community groups delivering medicines in remote Central African Republic - UNAIDSCommunity groups delivering medicines in remote Central African Republic  UNAIDS

Central African Republic seeks a salve for the scars of war - The GuardianCentral African Republic seeks a salve for the scars of war  The Guardian

Central African Republic peace deal – violated and fragile - DW (English)Central African Republic peace deal – violated and fragile  DW (English)

23 people killed in Central African Republic - Anadolu Agency23 people killed in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

RELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports - Ahram OnlineRELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports  Ahram Online

Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #29 (Reporting Period: 01/11/2019 to 30/11/2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #29 (Reporting Period: 01/11/2019 to 30/11/2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UN High Commissioner for Refugees starts visit to Central African Republic, welcoming home refugees - UNHCRUN High Commissioner for Refugees starts visit to Central African Republic, welcoming home refugees  UNHCR

Molefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot - KickOff.comMolefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot  KickOff.com

A Moment for Justice in the Central African Republic - Human Rights WatchA Moment for Justice in the Central African Republic  Human Rights Watch

Assessing the Effectiveness of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebAssessing the Effectiveness of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Level 4 Travel Advisory Updated - Vax Before TravelCentral African Republic Level 4 Travel Advisory Updated  Vax Before Travel

Central African Republic: Alleged militia leaders face trial - Stars and StripesCentral African Republic: Alleged militia leaders face trial  Stars and Stripes

2022 World Cup qualifier: Nigeria in easy group - Futaa.com2022 World Cup qualifier: Nigeria in easy group  Futaa.com

57000 people affected by severe flooding in Central African Republic - Norwegian Refugee Council57000 people affected by severe flooding in Central African Republic  Norwegian Refugee Council

Central African Republic: ETC Services Dashboard, October 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: ETC Services Dashboard, October 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

3-D chess with ex-presidents back in war-torn C.Africa ahead of polls - Modern Ghana3-D chess with ex-presidents back in war-torn C.Africa ahead of polls  Modern Ghana

Africa's most turbulent country - and the women trying to fix it - The GuardianAfrica's most turbulent country - and the women trying to fix it  The Guardian

Active USG Programs for the Central African Republic Response (Last Updated 12/17/19) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebActive USG Programs for the Central African Republic Response (Last Updated 12/17/19) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic - Children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/852) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Children and armed conflict in the Central African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/852) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

CAR: Peacekeeping Mandate Renewed as Attacks Continue - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCAR: Peacekeeping Mandate Renewed as Attacks Continue - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

The world's forgotten crisis: The Central African Republic - CNNThe world's forgotten crisis: The Central African Republic  CNN

Central African Republic: EU mobilises additional 60 million euros - EU NewsCentral African Republic: EU mobilises additional 60 million euros  EU News

Briefing: In Central African Republic, rebels fight on as peace deal falters - The New HumanitarianBriefing: In Central African Republic, rebels fight on as peace deal falters  The New Humanitarian

Wolves snap up Ecuadorian talent Campana as Mendes link pays off again - sportsmax.tvWolves snap up Ecuadorian talent Campana as Mendes link pays off again  sportsmax.tv

Central African Republic Situation Report - October 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Situation Report - October 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Logistics Cluster Concept of Operations - November 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Logistics Cluster Concept of Operations - November 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council - UN NewsCentral African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council  UN News

Warriors drawn in Group G . . . Zim to face Uganda, South Africa and Ethiopia - ChronicleWarriors drawn in Group G . . . Zim to face Uganda, South Africa and Ethiopia  Chronicle

Central African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/822) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/822) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic considers hosting Russian military base - The GuardianCentral African Republic considers hosting Russian military base  The Guardian

Central African Republic: Information bulletin (Jan - Nov 2019) CAR Humanitarian Fund - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Information bulletin (Jan - Nov 2019) CAR Humanitarian Fund - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Birao's militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic - RFIBirao's militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic  RFI

Central African Republic ex-leader Bozize returns from exile - The Associated PressCentral African Republic ex-leader Bozize returns from exile  The Associated Press

Central African Republic Situation Report - July 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Situation Report - July 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Flooding in Central African Republic leaves at least 28,000 homeless - FRANCE 24Flooding in Central African Republic leaves at least 28,000 homeless  FRANCE 24

Stopping violence against women in Central Africa - Central African Republic - ReliefWebStopping violence against women in Central Africa - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic – Clashes in Birao (14.09.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieCentral African Republic – Clashes in Birao (14.09.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Humanitarian Action for Children 2020 - Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2020 - Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, August 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, August 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Worst flooding in 20 years leaves 28,000 homeless in Central African Republic - Eye on Africa - FRANCE 24Worst flooding in 20 years leaves 28,000 homeless in Central African Republic - Eye on Africa  FRANCE 24

Press Statement of the 884th PSC meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebPress Statement of the 884th PSC meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Joy and hope as Central African refugees return home - Central African Republic - ReliefWebJoy and hope as Central African refugees return home - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic President says country 'remains fragile', despite progress on peace deal - UN NewsCentral African Republic President says country 'remains fragile', despite progress on peace deal  UN News

Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic - ReutersArmed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic  Reuters

French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic - The Associated PressFrench-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic  The Associated Press

The Central African Republic faces a Syria-sized crisis - CNNThe Central African Republic faces a Syria-sized crisis  CNN

Central African Republic: Floods Appeal n°: MDRCF025 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Floods Appeal n°: MDRCF025 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, October 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, October 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: MINUSCA, October 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: MINUSCA, October 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic’s Ousted Leader Bozize Back From Exile - BloombergCentral African Republic’s Ousted Leader Bozize Back From Exile  Bloomberg

Central African Republic: Floods - Aug 2019 - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Floods - Aug 2019  ReliefWeb

Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic - The New York TimesGems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic  The New York Times

Central African Republic capital hit by deadly floods - The New HumanitarianCentral African Republic capital hit by deadly floods  The New Humanitarian

The CAR's peace deal under threat - Central African Republic - ReliefWebThe CAR's peace deal under threat - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb