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
Central African Republic - BBC
Central African Republic - Timeline - BBC

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Central African Republic Emergency Dashboard, April 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Emergency Dashboard, April 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic confirms first COVID-19 death - Anadolu AgencyCentral African Republic confirms first COVID-19 death  Anadolu Agency

Dozens killed in northeast Central African Republic clashes - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens killed in northeast Central African Republic clashes  Al Jazeera English

COVID-19 in Central African Republic: Ensuring the most vulnerable are not left behind - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCOVID-19 in Central African Republic: Ensuring the most vulnerable are not left behind - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic - Food insecurity (DG ECHO, UN) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 May 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Food insecurity (DG ECHO, UN) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 May 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Nine Militia Fighters Arrested in Central African Republic Killings - The Defense PostNine Militia Fighters Arrested in Central African Republic Killings  The Defense Post

UN force arrests warlord in Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyUN force arrests warlord in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

10000 protective masks airlifted into Central African Republic - Central African Republic - Reliefweb10000 protective masks airlifted into Central African Republic - Central African Republic  Reliefweb

Audio: Listening to elephants to protect Central Africa's tropical forests - Mongabay.comAudio: Listening to elephants to protect Central Africa's tropical forests  Mongabay.com

Rising CAR unrest threatens to reignite war - Al Jazeera AmericaRising CAR unrest threatens to reignite war  Al Jazeera America

UNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2, 16-30 April 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2, 16-30 April 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Projection update: May to August 2020 (lean season) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Projection update: May to August 2020 (lean season) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - March 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - March 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Spike in attacks against humanitarian organisations in Ndélé town - Central African Republic - ReliefWebSpike in attacks against humanitarian organisations in Ndélé town - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #34 (Reporting Period: 01/04/2020 to 30/04/2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #34 (Reporting Period: 01/04/2020 to 30/04/2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Overview of the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 (7 May 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Overview of the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 (7 May 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Overview of incidents affecting humanitarian workers (April 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Overview of incidents affecting humanitarian workers (April 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3, 1-15 May 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3, 1-15 May 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

“A Chance At Peace”: UNOPS Highlights Success In Central African Republic - The Organization for World Peace“A Chance At Peace”: UNOPS Highlights Success In Central African Republic  The Organization for World Peace

Joint statement on the suspension of activities in Ndélé, Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebJoint statement on the suspension of activities in Ndélé, Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Atrocity Alert No. 202: The Sahel, Nigeria and Central African Republic - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 202: The Sahel, Nigeria and Central African Republic - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

New platform for a coordinated response against COVID-19 launched in Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebNew platform for a coordinated response against COVID-19 launched in Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

The Humanitarian Coordinator allocates US$ 12 million from the Central African Republic Humanitarian Fund to support multisectoral emergency response - Central African Republic - ReliefWebThe Humanitarian Coordinator allocates US$ 12 million from the Central African Republic Humanitarian Fund to support multisectoral emergency response - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Security Manager, WV Central African Republic - ReliefWebSecurity Manager, WV Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Soldiers of misfortune - Why African governments still hire mercenaries | Middle East & Africa - The EconomistSoldiers of misfortune - Why African governments still hire mercenaries | Middle East & Africa  The Economist

EU sends virus aid to Central African Republic - Republic World - Republic WorldEU sends virus aid to Central African Republic - Republic World  Republic World

Are African nations putting policing over public health? - The InterpreterAre African nations putting policing over public health?  The Interpreter

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC : Mines ministry to set up diamond mining police force to get export embargo lifted - Africa IntelligenceCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC : Mines ministry to set up diamond mining police force to get export embargo lifted  Africa Intelligence

India Lost More Peacekeepers Than Any Other UN Member State: Envoy - NDTVIndia Lost More Peacekeepers Than Any Other UN Member State: Envoy  NDTV

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY® Remittance Deliveries to Africa - GlobeNewswireRevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY® Remittance Deliveries to Africa  GlobeNewswire

Chad: Grande Sido Department - Transhumance Tracking Tool (TTT) - Dashboard #3 (May 2020) - Chad - ReliefWebChad: Grande Sido Department - Transhumance Tracking Tool (TTT) - Dashboard #3 (May 2020) - Chad  ReliefWeb

Why COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping - The Conversation AfricaWhy COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping  The Conversation Africa

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict [as delivered] - UN NewsSecretary-General's remarks to the Security Council open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict [as delivered]  UN News

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Air force to send contingent in Peacekeeping Mission - Dhaka TribuneAir force to send contingent in Peacekeeping Mission  Dhaka Tribune

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationFACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 5.76 million, ...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

COVID-19 could have disastrous implications for 12 million breastfeeding women and their babies in high risk countries, warns CARE International - Somalia - ReliefWebCOVID-19 could have disastrous implications for 12 million breastfeeding women and their babies in high risk countries, warns CARE International - Somalia  ReliefWeb

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

US says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries' - BBC NewsUS says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries'  BBC News

Central African Republic: UN expert calls for restraint and responsibility to protect population - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: UN expert calls for restraint and responsibility to protect population - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

In Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19 - Al Jazeera EnglishIn Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19  Al Jazeera English

The Central African Republic to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus - Central African Republic - ReliefWebThe Central African Republic to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Call to graduates during coronavirus: ‘Don’t forget how you stayed connected’ - The Africa ReportCall to graduates during coronavirus: ‘Don’t forget how you stayed connected’  The Africa Report

Prioritize Justice in Central African Republic - Human Rights WatchPrioritize Justice in Central African Republic  Human Rights Watch

UN peacekeepers: Numbers are going down - DW (English)UN peacekeepers: Numbers are going down  DW (English)

What the rift between the US and WHO means for global health - Nature.comWhat the rift between the US and WHO means for global health  Nature.com

In Search of the State in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebIn Search of the State in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Pan Africa Government Affairs Xchange established by ETHICORE - BusinessGhanaPan Africa Government Affairs Xchange established by ETHICORE  BusinessGhana

Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award - UN NewsWomen peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award  UN News

Central African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/124) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/124) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Tough weeks ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots - CIDRAPTough weeks ahead for South America's COVID-19 hot spots  CIDRAP

Central African Republic: UN expert calls for urgent ceasefire to protect population from COVID-19 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: UN expert calls for urgent ceasefire to protect population from COVID-19 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

50 killed amid clashes in Central African Republic - Anadolu Agency50 killed amid clashes in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

Central African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops - Al Jazeera AmericaCentral African Republic clashes: UN adds more troops  Al Jazeera America

Despite Challenges, Central African Republic's Year-Old Peace Accord Remains Only Viable Framework for Peace, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Central African Republic - ReliefWebDespite Challenges, Central African Republic's Year-Old Peace Accord Remains Only Viable Framework for Peace, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a 'long, steep' road ahead to ensure child rights protections - UN NewsCentral African Republic: One year after peace deal, a 'long, steep' road ahead to ensure child rights protections  UN News

UN official applauds move by Central African Republic to prevent child recruitment - UN NewsUN official applauds move by Central African Republic to prevent child recruitment  UN News

Central African Republic: Security Media Trends - Bulletin 3, April 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Security Media Trends - Bulletin 3, April 2020 - 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

Improving access to basic services in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebImproving access to basic services in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Just three ventilators to cope with Covid-19 in Central African Republic - Norwegian Refugee CouncilJust three ventilators to cope with Covid-19 in Central African Republic  Norwegian Refugee Council

Central African Republic : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic - International Monetary FundCentral African Republic : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic  International Monetary Fund

Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Update on Key Events in the Central African Republic (From 10 to 26 February 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUpdate on Key Events in the Central African Republic (From 10 to 26 February 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Women peacekeepers in conflict zones – Zambia Daily Mail - Zambia Daily MailWomen peacekeepers in conflict zones – Zambia Daily Mail  Zambia Daily Mail

Foreigners targeted in Central African Republic as coronavirus fears grow - The GuardianForeigners targeted in Central African Republic as coronavirus fears grow  The Guardian

Central African Republic confirms first coronavirus case -WHO - ReutersCentral African Republic confirms first coronavirus case -WHO  Reuters

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyUN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

Central African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UN imposes sanctions on Central African Republic rebel leader - Al Jazeera EnglishUN imposes sanctions on Central African Republic rebel leader  Al Jazeera English

UN Deputy Chief - After COVID-19, Africa Can Build Back Better - AllAfrica.comUN Deputy Chief - After COVID-19, Africa Can Build Back Better  AllAfrica.com

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #32 (Reporting Period: 01/02/2020 to 29/02/2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #32 (Reporting Period: 01/02/2020 to 29/02/2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #33 (Reporting Period: 01/03/2020 to 31/03/2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #33 (Reporting Period: 01/03/2020 to 31/03/2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Roads to peace - Central African Republic - ReliefWebRoads to peace - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Fast Facts - KVIA El PasoCentral African Republic Fast Facts  KVIA El Paso

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 - 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

UNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 1, 1-15 April 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebUNICEF Central African Republic COVID-19 Situation Report No. 1, 1-15 April 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Central African Republic : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic - International Monetary FundCentral African Republic : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic  International Monetary Fund

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 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: Opening people's access to life-saving aid - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Opening people's access to life-saving aid - 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

Atrocity Alert No. 195: North Korea, Central African Republic and Burundi - Central African Republic - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 195: North Korea, Central African Republic and Burundi - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

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

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

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

One year on from peace agreement, millions of children in the Central African Republic remain at risk - UNICEFOne year on from peace agreement, millions of children in the Central African Republic remain at risk  UNICEF

Central African Republic: UN human rights expert to conduct first visit - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: UN human rights expert to conduct first visit - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed; Mission deplores 'heinous act' - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed; Mission deplores 'heinous act' - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb