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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Population: 4.59 mn.
GDP: $1.75 bn.
Debt: $0.68 bn.

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Unsuitable friends

As donors trumpet their latest initiatives to bring Africa out of poverty, Central African Republic risks falling through the cracks.


Our friends in the north

Libyan troops make President Patassé feel more secure but he doesn't seem to trust anyone

Though Central African Republic has now denied giving Libya a 99-year minerals lease, Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi is certainly getting valuable strategic benefits from providing sec...


Patassé's pals

President Ange-Félix Patassé has become even more dependent on the protection of Libya and its Bangui garrison, as last month's arrest of Finance Minister Eric Sorong...


Enemy's enemy

French troops may have withdrawn from Central African Republic but their barracks are now being taken over by Libyan and Sudanese troops. Even more bizarrely, some Paris officials ...


Pressing Patassé

President Ange-Félix Patassé seems to be suffering from the presidential paranoia where successful protégés become political threats; the prophecy may y...


Plot and panic

The rebels are beaten but the peace is precarious

The rebels have been put to flight. Political support has come from France and from several African governments. The elected President, Ange-Félix Patassé, seems more...


The Mobutu factor

Seen from the other bank of the Oubangui River, the failed putsch in the Central African Republic reflects Congo-Kinshasa's own internal conflict. About 200 Congolese rebel fighter...


Saved by the cash

A quick subsidy helps the Patassé government out of a crisis

The United Nations Security Council on 23 January expressed its 'grave preoccupation' with the situation in the Central African Republic - less than a year after it had withdrawn i...


Cleaning up

Donors concentrate on restructuring the army; locals worry more about corruption

President Ange-Félix Patassé's attempts to convince donors they ought to help him are getting a more positive reception. After Prime Minister Anicet Georges Dologu&ea...


Too close to call

Incumbent President Patassé is favourite to win the elections as the UN prepares to leave

Whoever wins the presidential election starting on 29 August faces a huge task in keeping order. Incumbent President Ange-Félix Patassé is the favourite, though prob...


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