New Leader Will 'Calm Down' CAR Violence

The country's new interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, says she thinks having a woman leader will help "calm down those who have hatred in their hearts".



  • Central African Republic:  Mayor of Bangui Named Interim President, 20 January 2014

    Mayor of Bangui Catherine Samba-Panza has been elected the Central African Republic's interim president by the transitional parliament, according to an Al Jazeera Television... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Parliament Decides On New Leader Amid Fatal Clashes

    Deutsche Welle, 20 January 2014

    The Red Cross has said dozens were killed in renewed violence in the Central African Republic. The trouble comes as parliament tries to elect a new interim leader, and the EU mulls... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Muslims Under Threat

    Amnesty International, 21 January 2014

    In the small town of Boali, 100km north of the capital Bangui, the Muslim neighbourhoods are eerily silent, completely empty of their inhabitants. Every single home has been... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  Nation to Choose Interim President

    Voice of America, 19 January 2014

    Lawmakers in the Violence plagued Central African Republic choose a new president Monday, hoping that person will end months of turmoil and factional more »

  • Central African Republic:  Nation Searches for New President

    Deutsche Welle, 18 January 2014

    Who will govern Central African Republic until the next elections? The transitional parliament will decide which of 24 candidates will lead the country on more »

  • Central African Republic:  Nation Moving to Elect Interim President, Violence Continues

    Voice of America, 18 January 2014

    The Central African Republic's interim government is forging ahead with plans to fill a leadership void, as fighting continues in some parts of the more »

  • Central African Republic:  Parliament Sets Date for Electing Transitional President

    Cameroon Tribune, 15 January 2014

    The Transitional President will be elected on Saturday, January 18, more »

  • Central African Republic:  Nation Begins Search for New Interim Leader

    Voice of America, 14 January 2014

    Lawmakers in the Central African Republic have begun a search for a new president, four days after interim president Michel Djotodia was forced to more »

  • Central African Republic:  Acting President Appeals for Reconciliation

    Cameroon Tribune, 13 January 2014

    As the Central African Republic, CAR's interim Parliament, the National Transitional Council, CNT, begins meeting today, January 14, 2014, in an extraordinary 10-day session to... read more »

  • Central African Republic:  CAR Says Goodbye to Michel Djotodia, and About Time Too

    Daily Maverick, 13 January 2014

    Africa in general, and the Central African Republic in particular, has seen more than its fair share of terrible leaders. But even by these low, low standards, newly-exiled Michel... read more »

Graffi calls for the former president to step down amid the ongoing crisis.