Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Population: 4.709 mn.
GDP: 1.73 bn.
Debt: 0.574 bn.

Catherine Samba-Panza, who took over as interim President in January, will remain in post until elections can be held in which she will not stand. The European Union has agreed to send a small peacekeeping contingent to help the French and African Union forces restore order. 

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  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Diamonds fund rebels

A UN report that illicit diamonds are financing rebels has dashed the government’s hopes that the ban on exports will be lifted

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Allies lose faith

Friends abroad worry increasingly about the probity and effectiveness of the interim government but wonder what to do

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Regional leaders take charge

Backstage at the AU summit and increasingly worried about the state of affairs in CAR, regional leaders took some key decisions

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Violence takes new shapes

Militias are adapting to changing circumstances but the political inaction and international delays continue

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Fears for the new regime

The new government has little time to assert its authority and end the sectarian slaughter. Some militants are even threatening to secede

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Risky hunt for a new leader

The search is on for an interim president but so far allies of the ousted Bozizé and his corrupt former ministers are making all the running

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

On the brink

French and regional troops are preventing the violence getting worse but no political force seems able to provide leadership

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

Kony keeps up the terror

After 25 years of mass murder, the Lord's Resistance Army continues with impunity as African and Western efforts fail to capture its top commanders

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

France wades in again

Deep differences between the supporters of UN and European intervention in Bangui mean conditions will continue to worsen

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Regional risks rising

Fighting in the northwest threatens to spiral outwards through the country and possibly the region as the new AU force arrives

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