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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Population: 4.66 mn.
GDP: $1.95 bn.
Debt: $0.73 bn.

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Making calls on the state

Observers are asking if a crackdown on a telecoms scandal signals a new approach to corruption

In a fit of unusual state zeal on 2 August, police in Bangui arrested a Frenchman working for local telecommunications company Telsoft Gateway Centrafrique and charged him with div...


The devil you know

The European Union backs a fraudulently elected President because it fears the consequences of his fall

President François Bozizé emerged strengthened from an aid-pledging conference in Brussels on 16-17 June when European Union states promised more than 400 billion CFA francs (US$87...


Ritual killings spark riots

Three days of clashes in Bangui sparked by the discovery of the corpses of two young boys on 31 May, believed to have been ritually murdered, show the growing fragility of the regi...


India sets the pace

Indian and Chinese investors are on the offensive in Central African Republic – even if the country is voted one of the worst in the world for doing business by the International F...


Amid the chaos, a sort of vote

Rebels, dissidents and their allies from across the region could turn the coming elections into a protracted battle for power

Seven months late, national elections are due on 23 January, amid accusations of cheating and fraud, and with insecurity bringing hunger to more than half the country. The capital,...


Is Colonel Massi dead?

After weeks of speculation, the wife and political allies of politician-turned-rebel leader Colonel Charles Massi, 57, are convinced he is dead, on the instructions of Central Afri...


Many rivers to cross

President Bozizé is tipped to win the coming election, but much of the territory is beyond the control of his army

Cheered to the rafters at his Kwa Na Kwa (KNK) party congress at Mbaiki on 13 November, President François Bozizé, 63, declined to confirm that he would stand in next year's presid...


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