– – The president of the Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadéra has won re-election in last month’s presidential election. He secured almost 54% of the votes in the December 27 first round of voting, according to results from electoral commission. Mathias Morouba, president of the National Election Authority (ANE) told journalists in the capital, Bangui that the president won an “absolute majority”. Former Prime Minister, Anicet George Pologuele, finished in second with just 21% of the votes, while Martin Ziguele finished third with 7% of the votes. A…Read More
Three years after armed groups in the Central African Republic signed a ceasefire agreement, more than one million people are displaced. “The number of families uprooted from their homes has increased to a level we have not witnessed since the peak of the conflict in 2014,” warned Eric Batonon, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). More than 100,000 people have fled their homes in the Central African Republic since April, due to renewed fighting in several parts of the country. Over 534,000 people are now displaced within the…Read More
The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take bold measures to protect civilians amid an escalating wave of sectarian attacks in the central regions of the country, said Amnesty International after visiting some of the most affected areas.
Despite the deployment of a new UN peacekeeping mission on 15 September, dozens of civilians, including several children, have been killed and thousands more displaced in recent weeks.Read More
By Dieudonné Nzapalainga and Omar Kabine Layama, Published: December 27 Dieudonné Nzapalainga is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Bangui. Omar Kabine Layama is imam and president of the Central African Republic Islamic Community. As many participate in religious celebrations at this time of the year, our country, the Central African Republic, remains on the brink of religious warfare. In a place that most of the world struggles to find on a map, more than 2 million people, nearly half of the nation’spopulation, are in desperate need of aid. As we write, approximately 40,000 people without shelter or toilets are…Read More
Recent events in the Central African Republic (CAR) provides a test-case for the future of the continent and the role of imperialist governments in their ongoing interventions into the internal affairs of various nation-states. Threatened with a rebel alliance, known as Seleka, the regime of President Francois Bozize has been making an effort to remain in power by requesting the assistance of France as well as regional states in and around central Africa.
Bozize’s government has enjoyed French support for many years. A former colony of Paris, the country of 4.4 million is rich with mineral resources that have not been effectively utilized for the benefit of the majority of people insideRead More