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Vol 48 No 25

Published 14th December 2007

Central African Republic

At last, a possible peace

Plagued by rebel factions and chronic political instability, President Bozizé may be ready to talk to his opponents

At last there is hope of negotiation to end one of Africa's least known calamities and the multiple rebellions against President François Bozizé's regime. Armed bandits and two rebellions have displaced some 197,000 people across northern Central African Republic and an estimated 100,000 people have fled the country. Thousands of the 230,000 refugees from Darfur in Sudan spread across CAR and eastern Chad add to the burden.

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