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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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Desperate for a diamond fix

After three years outside the international market, the government is anxious to return, even though the gems could be profiting the militias

Diamond exports from Central African Republic totalled $60 million in 2012, close to 20% of the government's entire revenue of $335 mn., and half its total exports. This is the pri...


Militias change gear as violence surges

Peacekeepers, aid workers and refugees are all at greater threat as the ethnic dimension increases in importance

Aid workers in the north of Central African Republic were in the process of withdrawing their personnel from increasing danger when anti-Balaka guerrillas struck far to the south a...


Concealing disappointment

Progress towards peace has slowed sharply in the past year. Donors are being optimistic in the hope their fears won't be realised

Since September 2016, the number of internally displaced persons has increased by more than 100,000, while more than 2.2 million people need food aid for daily survival. Security h...


Peace moves stumble

Séléka feels short-changed and distrust may be reaching the point where armed conflict could start again

The African Union has launched its initiative to mediate between armed groups and the government, and to convince the militia to implement disarmament, demobilisation and reintegra...


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...


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