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Vol 50 No 24

Published 4th December 2009

Central African Republic

Many rivers to cross

President Bozizé is tipped to win the coming election, but much of the territory is beyond the control of his army

Cheered to the rafters at his Kwa Na Kwa (KNK) party congress at Mbaiki on 13 November, President François Bozizé, 63, declined to confirm that he would stand in next year's presidential election. However, it seems certain that he will - and win convincingly. Meanwhile, with a few ministerial changes he will keep his weak government in power although the state barely functions in much of the country and investors are losing patience.

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