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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Russia sends more military equipment to Central African Republic: RIA - ReutersRussia sends more military equipment to Central African Republic: RIA  Reuters

'Warlords still walk free in Central African Republic' - Anadolu Agency'Warlords still walk free in Central African Republic'  Anadolu Agency

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, September 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, September 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic villagers share what little they have with refugees - UNHCRCentral African Republic villagers share what little they have with refugees  UNHCR

UN: Central African Republic on way to successful elections - The Indian ExpressUN: Central African Republic on way to successful elections  The Indian Express

Central African Republic: While many 'people are hungry for trials' some warlords still walk free - Amnesty InternationalCentral African Republic: While many 'people are hungry for trials' some warlords still walk free  Amnesty International

Central African Republic: Situation Report, 21 October 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Situation Report, 21 October 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace - Guterres - UN NewsCentral African Republic: elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace - Guterres  UN News

Central African Republic: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/994) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/994) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic poised to successfully hold December elections despite tense environment, attacks by armed groups, Special Representative tells Security Council - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic poised to successfully hold December elections despite tense environment, attacks by armed groups, Special Representative tells Security Council - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Morocco committed to supporting stability in Central African Republic - The North Africa PostMorocco committed to supporting stability in Central African Republic  The North Africa Post

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/45/55) - 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/45/55) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: EVD Preparedness - Operation Update Report n° 1 (MDRCF026) 21 September 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: EVD Preparedness - Operation Update Report n° 1 (MDRCF026) 21 September 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Measles spread slowing in Central African Republic: WHO - Anadolu AgencyMeasles spread slowing in Central African Republic: WHO  Anadolu Agency

Central African Republic: Elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace - Modern DiplomacyCentral African Republic: Elections are 'unique opportunity' for peace  Modern Diplomacy

Central African Republic - Covid-19: Supply Dashboard (28 September 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Covid-19: Supply Dashboard (28 September 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

The Path toward Stabilization in the Central African Republic: Turn-Around Opportunity to Promote Peace and Economic Recovery - Central African Republic - ReliefWebThe Path toward Stabilization in the Central African Republic: Turn-Around Opportunity to Promote Peace and Economic Recovery - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Keeping the lamp of hope burning in the Central African Republic - Vatican NewsKeeping the lamp of hope burning in the Central African Republic  Vatican News

Central African Republic President Touadera announces second term bid - ReutersCentral African Republic President Touadera announces second term bid  Reuters

Russia Makes Inroads into the Central African Republic - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersRussia Makes Inroads into the Central African Republic  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

CAR President calls for better representation of Africa on the Security Council - UN NewsCAR President calls for better representation of Africa on the Security Council  UN News

Ensuring long-term stability in the Central African Republic - GOV.UKEnsuring long-term stability in the Central African Republic  GOV.UK

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

Atrocity Alert No. 223: Nagorno-Karabakh, Central African Republic and Sudan - Armenia - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 223: Nagorno-Karabakh, Central African Republic and Sudan - Armenia  ReliefWeb

Statement to Virtual Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in the Central African Republic organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebStatement to Virtual Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in the Central African Republic organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Security Manager, USAID/Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project, Central African Republic - ReliefWebSecurity Manager, USAID/Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project, Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: MINUSCA, October 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: MINUSCA, October 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Ten armored personnel carriers arrive in Central African Republic from Russia - TASSTen armored personnel carriers arrive in Central African Republic from Russia  TASS

Central African Republic: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Snapshot | September 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Snapshot | September 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Scottish businessman bids to become President of Central African Republic - HeraldScotlandScottish businessman bids to become President of Central African Republic  HeraldScotland

Justice in a Hijacked State by John Prendergast & Nathalia Dukhan - Project SyndicateJustice in a Hijacked State by John Prendergast & Nathalia Dukhan  Project Syndicate

UN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Central African Republic - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Central African Republic  GOV.UK

Ensuring long-term stability in Central African Republic - Mirage NewsEnsuring long-term stability in Central African Republic  Mirage News

Russia supplies BRDM-2 vehicles to Central African Republic - defenceWebRussia supplies BRDM-2 vehicles to Central African Republic  defenceWeb

Central African Republic: 60 years of strife and struggles - DW (English)Central African Republic: 60 years of strife and struggles  DW (English)

Africa: U.S. Sanctions On Africa Need an Overhaul, Say Experts - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsAfrica: U.S. Sanctions On Africa Need an Overhaul, Say Experts  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Rebels abduct 2 policemen in Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyRebels abduct 2 policemen in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa - Marketscreener.comUNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Time for integrated regional value chains in Central Africa  Marketscreener.com

Central African Republic: ICC Sets Trial - Human Rights WatchCentral African Republic: ICC Sets Trial  Human Rights Watch

Central African Republic: World Bank Group launches New Country Partnership Framework, and provides immediate support to economic recovery - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: World Bank Group launches New Country Partnership Framework, and provides immediate support to economic recovery - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Justice Needed in CAR, But How? - AllAfrica.comJustice Needed in CAR, But How?  AllAfrica.com

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Violence kills 25 in Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyViolence kills 25 in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

In Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19 - Aljazeera.comIn Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19  Aljazeera.com

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

Coronavirus: EU supports Central African Republic with €54 million to limit socio-economic risks - EU NewsCoronavirus: EU supports Central African Republic with €54 million to limit socio-economic risks  EU News

UNSC extends sanctions against Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyUNSC extends sanctions against Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

Meeting between Central African Republic Ex-President Arch Enemies - Africanews EnglishMeeting between Central African Republic Ex-President Arch Enemies  Africanews English

Lasting peace in Central African Republic requires commitment of all sides to free elections, says UN human rights expert - Central African Republic - ReliefWebLasting peace in Central African Republic requires commitment of all sides to free elections, says UN human rights expert - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Bishops advocate for socio-political change - Vatican NewsCentral African Republic Bishops advocate for socio-political change  Vatican News

Road accident kills 22 in Central African Republic - Anadolu AgencyRoad accident kills 22 in Central African Republic  Anadolu Agency

UN condemns deadly attack against peacekeepers in Central African Republic - UN NewsUN condemns deadly attack against peacekeepers in Central African Republic  UN News

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

COVID 'exacerbating existing vulnerabilities' in Central African Republic: Lacroix - UN NewsCOVID 'exacerbating existing vulnerabilities' in Central African Republic: Lacroix  UN News

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

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

Militia clashes in Central African Republic kill around 40 - ReutersMilitia clashes in Central African Republic kill around 40  Reuters

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25-31 August 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWest and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25-31 August 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

West Africa Seasonal Monitor Floods situation update 2020 Season (01-10 October 2020) - Mali - ReliefWebWest Africa Seasonal Monitor Floods situation update 2020 Season (01-10 October 2020) - Mali  ReliefWeb

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

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

Central African Republic: Situation Report, 4 September 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Situation Report, 4 September 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, July 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, July 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Regional Advisor – Monitoring & Evaluation – Region Central and West Africa, Norwegian Refugee Council - ReliefWebRegional Advisor – Monitoring & Evaluation – Region Central and West Africa, Norwegian Refugee Council  ReliefWeb

Cameroon Deploys Peacekeeping Troops to CAR for Election Stability - Voice of AmericaCameroon Deploys Peacekeeping Troops to CAR for Election Stability  Voice of America

UN imposes sanctions on Central African Republic rebel leader - Aljazeera.comUN imposes sanctions on Central African Republic rebel leader  Aljazeera.com

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

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

Central African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #35 (Reporting Period: 01/05/2020 to 31/05/2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Conflict - ETC Situation Report #35 (Reporting Period: 01/05/2020 to 31/05/2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Gender-Inclusive Peacebuilding in Central Africa - Central African Republic - ReliefWebGender-Inclusive Peacebuilding in Central Africa - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic Preparedness - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRCF026 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic: Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic Preparedness - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRCF026 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic UNHCR Factsheet (June 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic UNHCR Factsheet (June 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic - Covid-19: Supply Dashboard (31 August 2020) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Covid-19: Supply Dashboard (31 August 2020) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

How I launched WHO's covid-19 response in the Central African Republic - New ScientistHow I launched WHO's covid-19 response in the Central African Republic  New Scientist

Final report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2507(2020) (S/2020/662) - Central African Republic - ReliefWebFinal report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2507(2020) (S/2020/662) - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic - UN NewsUN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic  UN News

Central African Republic Situation Report - August 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Situation Report - August 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Central African Republic 04-June-2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Central African Republic 04-June-2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2019 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2019 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Former Central African Republic interim leader to run in December poll - cgtn.comFormer Central African Republic interim leader to run in December poll  cgtn.com

News Updates Live: Vedanta board approves dividend of Rs 9.5 per share - Economic TimesNews Updates Live: Vedanta board approves dividend of Rs 9.5 per share  Economic Times

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

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

This Program Helps Young People in the Central African Republic Learn in Spite of COVID-19 - Global CitizenThis Program Helps Young People in the Central African Republic Learn in Spite of COVID-19  Global Citizen

Central African Republic seeks justice for rural victims of sexual violence - ReutersCentral African Republic seeks justice for rural victims of sexual violence  Reuters

WFP Central African Republic Country Brief, April 2020 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebWFP Central African Republic Country Brief, April 2020 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Central African Republic Resilience Recovery & Response | Program to COVID-19 - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCentral African Republic Resilience Recovery & Response | Program to COVID-19 - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

After nearly a decade of violence, will the December polls be used as another reason to spread insecurity? - Central African Republic - ReliefWebAfter nearly a decade of violence, will the December polls be used as another reason to spread insecurity? - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

Orange to pioneer open RAN for Central African Republic - Capacity MediaOrange to pioneer open RAN for Central African Republic  Capacity Media

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

Countering school closures with radio education in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebCountering school closures with radio education in the Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb

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

Central African Republic Bishops rally nation to peace as election looms. - Vatican NewsCentral African Republic Bishops rally nation to peace as election looms.  Vatican News

Central African Republic MPs vote to keep Dec. 27 election on track - Reuters UKCentral African Republic MPs vote to keep Dec. 27 election on track  Reuters UK

Central Africa and the Great Lakes - Chatham HouseCentral Africa and the Great Lakes  Chatham House

Central African Republic: Bangui neighbourhood joins battle against virus - Republic World - Republic WorldCentral African Republic: Bangui neighbourhood joins battle against virus - Republic World  Republic World

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

A Lifesaver in Times of COVID-19: Face Masks Made in Post- Conflict Central African Republic - Central African Republic - ReliefWebA Lifesaver in Times of COVID-19: Face Masks Made in Post- Conflict Central African Republic - Central African Republic  ReliefWeb