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Central African Republic

Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Date of Birth: 21 April 1957
Place of Birth: Bangui


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Mapping the long road to recovery

THE YEAR AHEAD IN BRIEFIslamist insurgents to pose an increasing threat to Total's $20 billion LNG export project in Mozambique Challenges are likely to the victory of Faustin-Archange Touadéra in Central African Republic's elections as insurgents linked to ex-President François Bozizé capture ground The success of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's plan to consolidate after the military campaign against the Tigray regional government will be tested in June in national elections the first since he took over in 2018 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in for a second term on 7 January...

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Pre-election jitters

The funeral of Maryse the late wife of Jean-Serge Bokassa son of the former Central African Republic 'Emperor' Jean-Bedel Bokassa witnessed a serious incident which disrupted the ceremony and caused anxiety about the actions of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra's bodyguard and prospects for a peaceful election this month...


Elections and bust

An atmosphere of indifference pervades most circles but there is excitement among the urban elite as rumours fly about the amount of money changing hands as they speculate on which politicians will shift from opposition to the side of the incumbent President Faustin-Archange Touadéra...


Clash of the leaders

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra failed to win an extension to his term and since then has tried to control the local political process with the same aim in mind...


Elections or bust

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has failed in his effort to change the constitution so that he could stay in office should this year's planned elections fail to take place because of the Covid-19 pandemic or a dramatic deterioration in security outside Bangui...


Ministers and militias

Bangui's new special court the Cour Pénale Spéciale (CPS) has opened a file on the Ndélé killings but has not interviewed the ministers sources in Bangui say and is anxious not to upset President Faustin-Archange Touadéra...


New man for the horn

While UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Central African Republic his previous job Onanga-Anyanga was widely seen as too close to President Faustin-Archange Touadéra whom he protected from criticism when government actions resulted in a new outbreak of intercommunal violence early last year (AC Vol 59 No 11 Solutions scarce as chaos grows)...


Paris clashes with Moscow

France and the European Union are trying to win back the affections of the CAR government of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra who has embraced Moscow's money and its security assistance...


Moscow abhors a vacuum

Le Drian who was defence minister under ex-President François Hollande had €24 million in his pocket for President Faustin-Archange Touadéra's government for aid projects budget support and weapons...


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