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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Central African Republic - Wikipedia
Central African Republic - CIA World Fact Book
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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

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

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 – 14 October 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWest and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 – 14 October 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash - UN NewsCentral African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash  UN News

Rethinking Transitional Justice in the Central African Republic as Part of the 2030 Agenda - Central African Republic - ReliefWebRethinking Transitional Justice in the Central African Republic as Part of the 2030 Agenda - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

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

Central African Republic Emergency Dashboard, September 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Emergency Dashboard, September 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Why is Russia Suddenly So Interested in the Central African Republic? - UN DispatchWhy is Russia Suddenly So Interested in the Central African Republic?  UN Dispatch

Sudan closes borders with Libya, Central African Republic - ReutersSudan closes borders with Libya, Central African Republic  Reuters

The CAR's peace deal under threat - Central African Republic - ReliefWebThe CAR's peace deal under threat - 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: Humanitarian Dashboard (Jan - Aug 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (Jan - Aug 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Francois Zahoui confirmed as new Central African Republic coach - BBC NewsFrancois Zahoui confirmed as new Central African Republic coach  BBC News

Russia Delivers New Batch of Weapons to Central African Republic - The Moscow TimesRussia Delivers New Batch of Weapons to Central African Republic  The Moscow Times

Can the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved? - Daily MaverickCan the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved?  Daily Maverick

Rwanda, C.African Republic ink defense, economic deals - Anadolu AgencyRwanda, C.African Republic ink defense, economic deals  Anadolu Agency

République Centrafricaine: Service de transport routier - RCA, septembre 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebRépublique Centrafricaine: Service de transport routier - RCA, septembre 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Sudan Border Closures With Libya, CAR Begin to Have Impact - VOA NewsSudan Border Closures With Libya, CAR Begin to Have Impact  VOA News

Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – October 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebChildren and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – October 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UNHCR Central African Republic Situation: 2019 Funding Update (as of 24 September 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNHCR Central African Republic Situation: 2019 Funding Update (as of 24 September 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic launches reform of its diamond mining sector - Mining ReviewCentral African Republic launches reform of its diamond mining sector  Mining Review

Central African Republic diamond houses obliged to export $3m per quarter - MINING.comCentral African Republic diamond houses obliged to export $3m per quarter  MINING.com

UN Human Rights Council 42: Interactive Dialogue on Central African Republic - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 42: Interactive Dialogue on Central African Republic  GOV.UK

Tracking pangolins, world’s most trafficked animal, in Congo Basin - Post MagazineTracking pangolins, world’s most trafficked animal, in Congo Basin  Post Magazine

Morocco hails peace plan progress in Central African Republic - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco hails peace plan progress in Central African Republic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

Late to the Party: Russia's Return to Africa - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceLate to the Party: Russia's Return to Africa  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Visa-free travel for Emiratis to Central Africa - Gulf NewsVisa-free travel for Emiratis to Central Africa  Gulf News

Higher temperatures driving 'alarming' levels of hunger – report - The GuardianHigher temperatures driving 'alarming' levels of hunger – report  The Guardian

Coons, Rubio urge UN to investigate murders of Russian journalists in Central African Republic - Milford BeaconCoons, Rubio urge UN to investigate murders of Russian journalists in Central African Republic  Milford Beacon

Russia-Africa summit marks Putin's growing influence in Africa - Quartz AfricaRussia-Africa summit marks Putin's growing influence in Africa  Quartz Africa

Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 18 October 2019 - World Health OrganizationStatement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 18 October 2019  World Health Organization

Francois Zahoui: Central African Republic confirm appointment of Ivorian as head coach - Goal.comFrancois Zahoui: Central African Republic confirm appointment of Ivorian as head coach  Goal.com

Review: Camille - CineuropaReview: Camille  Cineuropa

Putin calls summit of African leaders to boost Russian expansion - The Globe and MailPutin calls summit of African leaders to boost Russian expansion  The Globe and Mail

'Inextricable link between hunger and climate' highlighted in 2019 Global Hunger Index - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre'Inextricable link between hunger and climate' highlighted in 2019 Global Hunger Index  Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Filmmakers Nandita Das, Anubhav Sinha and Neeraj Ghaywan Discuss How Cinema Can Help Reduce Hunger - News18Filmmakers Nandita Das, Anubhav Sinha and Neeraj Ghaywan Discuss How Cinema Can Help Reduce Hunger  News18

UN police adviser visits Rwandan peacekeepers in Central African Republic - The New TimesUN police adviser visits Rwandan peacekeepers in Central African Republic  The New Times

Africa's international crimes court is still a pipe dream - World - ReliefWebAfrica's international crimes court is still a pipe dream - World  ReliefWeb

Fighting Boko Haram and climate change in Nigeria - Quartz AfricaFighting Boko Haram and climate change in Nigeria  Quartz Africa

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange Shutting Down in 31 Countries - BeInCryptoBittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange Shutting Down in 31 Countries  BeInCrypto

India’s ranking in world Fragility Index became worse after Modi govt came to power - ThePrintIndia’s ranking in world Fragility Index became worse after Modi govt came to power  ThePrint

Why African nations close borders: Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Eritrea - Africanews EnglishWhy African nations close borders: Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Eritrea  Africanews English

Violent Conflicts, Looting Reported in Cameroon Commercial Town of Sangmelima - VOA NewsViolent Conflicts, Looting Reported in Cameroon Commercial Town of Sangmelima  VOA News

Child mortality maps highlight geographic inequality - News - Nature Middle East - Nature Middle EastChild mortality maps highlight geographic inequality - News - Nature Middle East  Nature Middle East

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

Putin signals Russia's return to Africa with summit - FRANCE 24Putin signals Russia's return to Africa with summit  FRANCE 24

Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries - CointelegraphBittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries  Cointelegraph

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

New Russian ambassador says private military companies aren’t necessarily bad - Daily MaverickNew Russian ambassador says private military companies aren’t necessarily bad  Daily Maverick

Boris Lojkine • Director of Camille - CineuropaBoris Lojkine • Director of Camille  Cineuropa

UN: Armed Group Kills More Than 30 in Central African Republic - Voice of AmericaUN: Armed Group Kills More Than 30 in Central African Republic  Voice of America

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

Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians - Human Rights WatchCentral African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians  Human Rights Watch

Fresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic - Al Jazeera EnglishFresh fighting kills 23 in Central African Republic  Al Jazeera English

UN Eases Arms Embargo on Central African Republic - VOA NewsUN Eases Arms Embargo on Central African Republic  VOA News

Russia follows old path in new scramble for a piece of the continent - The East AfricanRussia follows old path in new scramble for a piece of the continent  The East African

For Russian business, big dreams in Africa - Yahoo Singapore NewsFor Russian business, big dreams in Africa  Yahoo Singapore News

The forgotten crisis that has displaced 1.2 million people - CNN InternationalThe forgotten crisis that has displaced 1.2 million people  CNN International

Central African Republic sees sharp decline in violence - ReutersCentral African Republic sees sharp decline in violence  Reuters

Musician Gives Voice to Struggles in Central African Republic - Voice of AmericaMusician Gives Voice to Struggles in Central African Republic  Voice of America

Central African Republic's agonising road to peace - Vatican NewsCentral African Republic's agonising road to peace  Vatican News

A Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic - Human Rights WatchA Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic Facing Acute Food Shortages - Voice of AmericaCentral African Republic Facing Acute Food Shortages  Voice of America

ACAPS Briefing Note: Central African Republic - Displacement (13 September 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebACAPS Briefing Note: Central African Republic - Displacement (13 September 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns - UN NewsDespite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns  UN News

Central African Republic: Floods (31 August 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Floods (31 August 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort - Human Rights WatchCentral African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/498) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/498) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Armed Groups Reach Peace Deal - The New York TimesCentral African Republic Armed Groups Reach Peace Deal  The New York Times

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

Central African Republic: Don't Reward Warlords - Human Rights WatchCentral African Republic: Don't Reward Warlords  Human Rights Watch

Human rights situation in the Central African Republic - Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (A/HRC/42/61) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebHuman rights situation in the Central African Republic - Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (A/HRC/42/61) - 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

Midterm report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2454 (2019) (S/2019/608) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebMidterm report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2454 (2019) (S/2019/608) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Emergency Dashboard, August 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Emergency Dashboard, August 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic - UN NewsUN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic  UN News

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

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

Central African Republic initials peace deal with armed groups - Aljazeera.comCentral African Republic initials peace deal with armed groups  Aljazeera.com

Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic Press Release: Escalation of violence in Birao - Central African Republic - ReliefWebOffice of the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic Press Release: Escalation of violence in Birao - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Patience Is Needed for Peace in the Central African Republic - Fair ObserverPatience Is Needed for Peace in the Central African Republic  Fair Observer

Central African Republic Situation Report for the VDPV2 Response N°3 from June 15 to 21, 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Situation Report for the VDPV2 Response N°3 from June 15 to 21, 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Photographer's Death in Central African Republic Still Unsolved - Human Rights WatchPhotographer's Death in Central African Republic Still Unsolved  Human Rights Watch

Silence aggravates the wounds of sexual violence in Central African Republic | Médecins Sans Frontières - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalSilence aggravates the wounds of sexual violence in Central African Republic | Médecins Sans Frontières  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Statement on attacks in the Central African Republic - UNICEFStatement on attacks in the Central African Republic  UNICEF

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

Central African Republic – Attack on civilians (23.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieCentral African Republic – Attack on civilians (23.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Urgent action needed to address HIV in Haut Mbomou, Central African Republic - UNAIDSUrgent action needed to address HIV in Haut Mbomou, Central African Republic  UNAIDS

Crisis in the Central African Republic - UNICEFCrisis in the Central African Republic  UNICEF

Central African Republic opens cabinet to more armed groups to bolster peace - ReutersCentral African Republic opens cabinet to more armed groups to bolster peace  Reuters

Without Justice in the Central African Republic, 'Everything Else is Wrecked' - Human Rights WatchWithout Justice in the Central African Republic, 'Everything Else is Wrecked'  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic (CAR) - Violent clashes (DG ECHO, INGO's) (ECHO Daily Flash of 03 September 2019) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic (CAR) - Violent clashes (DG ECHO, INGO's) (ECHO Daily Flash of 03 September 2019) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Ethiopia Lost an Esteemed Friend:A Tribute to Representative Elijah Cummings (Aklog Birara) - borkena.comEthiopia Lost an Esteemed Friend:A Tribute to Representative Elijah Cummings (Aklog Birara)  borkena.com

6 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month! - Sport246 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month!  Sport24

Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb