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Vol 64 No 7

Published 30th March 2023

Central African Republic

Seeking a way out of Kremlin's embrace

The west is pressuring the President to cut ties with the Wagner Group but the Russians won't go quietly, as diplomacy goes into overdrive

President Faustin Archange Touadéra is at the centre of complex plotting by western countries, led by President Emmanuel Macron, Central African Republic's neighbours, and international financial institutions as they try to wrest his country out of the Kremlin's orbit. The threats, promises, and manoeuvring also shed light on the murder of nine Chinese miners in the north of the country.

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