Central African Republic Still Chaotic Despite Elections

A year on from democratic elections that promised a new era, the crisis is escalating, with armed groups in control of the vast majority of the country with civilians the principal victims.

  • Central African Republic:   What's Gone Wrong?

    IRIN, 24 February 2017

    There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has… Read more »

A family uses tarps taken from a refugee camp to get shelter from the sun, with bricks for rebuilding their homes all around them in the PK5 neighborhood of Bangui.

  • Central African Republic:   Executions by Rebel Group

    HRW, 16 February 2017

    A rebel group in the Central African Republic executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters after clashes in December 2016 with another rebel group in the Ouaka province. Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Closure of Conflict Camps Tests Reconciliation

    IRIN, 6 February 2017

    Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. "If it bites, it will kill you," he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Rival Rebel Groups Kill CAR Civilians

    CAJ News, 17 February 2017

    TENSIONS between rebel groups in the troubled Central African Republic have left scores dead in recent days. Rights groups confirmed rebels from the Union for Peace in the Central… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Returnees Face Challenges, Insecurity

    VOA, 27 February 2017

    The government of the Central African Republic shut down the displaced persons' camp at the airport in its capital and sent the camp's 30,000 remaining residents packing. Many have… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels' Coup in Car

    CAJ News, 24 February 2017

    FORMER elected and self-imposed presidents have been blamed for the crisis in Central African Republic where 14 separate armed groups have taken control of the country. This has… Read more »

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