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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Population: 4.709 mn.
GDP: $1.73 bn.
Debt: $0.57 bn.
Overview:

The July elections are delayed until early 2016. In many areas in the countryside, there is no security; in towns, skirmishes and highway banditry make life extremely dangerous. Many blame the interim government. Recurrent divisions affect both the Séléka and the Anti-Balaka, making any settlement difficult.

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Diamonds’ best friend

Séléka is now out of an important diamond centre but the government prefers deals with Angola to restoring confidence to miners

Since 10 February, the town at the heart of the country's richest diamond-mining area, Bria, has been under the control of troops from France's Opération Sangaris and the Un...


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

Diamonds are a vital export for Central African Republic but the main beneficiaries recently are rebels linked either to Anti-Balaka groups or to the Séléka coalition...


Allies lose faith

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

Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza's surprise choice of Mahamat Kamoun as the new Prime Minister, along with a cabinet of 31, has dismayed Central African Republic's internati...


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

The leaders of the Francophone Central African grouping, the Communauté économique des états de l’Afrique centrale, are demanding changes to CAR Presiden...


Violence takes new shapes

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

The few hours that President François Hollande spent in Bangui on 1 March were intended to prove that the capital was now quiet, almost back to normal. The cameras failed to...


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

Although two months have passed since the international military intervention began, the situation in Bangui has barely changed. Atrocities are still rife and life in the countrysi...


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

Politicians allied to the discredited former President François Bozizé, along with ministers most associated with rampant corruption, may end up as the main beneficia...


On the brink

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

As French President François Hollande flew to Bangui on 10 December, it was already clear that the religious and ethnic divisions that spawned most of the killing will take ...


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

More than 440,000 people are currently displaced due to attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army across Central and East Africa. This is despite increased United States and African mi...


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