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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

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

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Pledges lack promise

Only a fraction of the funds pledged at the recent donor conference are likely to be spent. Funding is highly conditional

After months of preparation, the Central African Republic donor conference of 17 November was a resounding success – seemingly. Jointly chaired in Brussels by President Faustin-Arc...


Killings threaten shaky peace

Violence in Bangui and among refugees has many worried. The coming donor conference may be premature 

About 30 people were killed in and around a refugee camp in Kaga Bandoro, 320 kilometres north of Bangui, according to news agencies, as deteriorating security threatens to build i...


Memories of regimes past

Goodwill greets the new government but its roots are firmly in the Bozizé era and the demands of reconciliation will test it severely

The new CAR President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, had an encouraging start to his term of office in March. The crowd at his investiture cheered him as heartily as they booed his pr...


New leader's old problems

The dry, technocratic former premier has won the election but choosing his own premier and forming a government will be no easy task  

Faustin Archange Touadéra's victory in the presidential election is a small step towards national reconstruction after a year of intercommunal warfare and two more of chaotic and c...


Democracy sans frontières

The first round of the presidential election was chaotic and flawed but the end of a disastrous transition is widely welcomed

The questions over the conduct and legitimacy of the presidential and legislative elections were well known (AC Vol 56 No 18). The electoral register was not worth its name, violen...


Blood returns to Bangui

The failure of UN peacekeepers to contain the violence is a worrying setback for the organisation, the interim government, and France

The international military forces and their leaders, who were charged with control of Bangui and keeping the militias apart, have met fierce criticism for failing to stop the worst...


A vote too far

Momentum is building behind the idea of postponing the elections. They could cause more problems and unrest than they solve

As referendum day approaches on 4 October, 'elections at all costs', which is widely seen as the slogan of the international community, sounds less and less convincing. Consensus i...


Risks of a hasty exit

France wants to leave as quickly as possible and is risking long-term instability to make sure its short-term goals are met

France is exercising its immense political and economic influence in Central African Republic, insisting on strict adherence to what many are calling an unrealistically rapid elect...


Reconciliation for beginners

As the Bangui Forum proceeded, France’s need to bow out became clearer, although it may mean turning a blind eye to corruption

All parties agreed that the just-concluded Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation was essential if the country is to have a future. Yet the gathering was supposed to start last O...


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...


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