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Vol 63 No 11

Published 26th May 2022

Central African Republic

President enlists crypto for survival strategy

Touadéra is using Russian guns and virtual money to stay in power while western policies towards him harden

Regaining the support of European and multilateral agencies while relying on backing from Russia's Wagner Group is testing President Faustin Archange Touadéra's ingenuity. His shaky regime is one of the hardest hit in Africa by the geopolitical fallout from Moscow's war on Ukraine.

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