CAR Declares State of Emergency Amid Rebel Attacks
The Central African Republic has declared a 15-day state of emergency. Presidential spokesperson Albert Yaloke Mokpeme is reported to have said that the state of emergency, which starts on January 22, 2021, will allow authorities "to make arrests without going through national prosecutors". The announcement follows a surge in attacks by armed groups seeking to overturn the December 27 presidential election. President Faustin Archange Touadera has been declared the winner by the country's constitutional court. Only one third of eligible voters cast their ballots, primarily due to security concerns. The top UN official in the country has appealed to the Security Council more peacekeepers and equipment. Seven UN peacekeepers have been killed in recent weeks.
The Central African Republic held its presidential and legislative elections on December 27, 2020. The country faced many challenges before and still does now. The country's former ... Read more »
An election in the Central African Republic went ahead, despite a series of attacks in the run-up to polling and threats to polling stations. Incumbent President Faustin Archange ... Read more »
MINUSCA peacekeepers on patrol in Bangassou, Central African Republic (file image).