Away from the international spotlight, the Central African Republic’s rural areas are turning into fields of violence as war over territory and livestock hits a highly vulnerable population, with effects increasingly felt in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad.
01 June 2015
Participants at Bangui Forum 10 May signed agreement recommending postponement of elections, extension of interim govt mandate. Ten armed groups signed agreement to disarm and demobilise, rejected ...
Extreme poverty and armed conflict in the diamond-rich areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) put thousands of lives in danger and demand urgent reform of the mining sector.
The failure of President François Bozizé and his close circle to follow through with many of the concessions agreed on during the Inclusive Political Dialogue risks exacerbating the many conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR) and stalling national reconciliation.
Since the coup d’etat that brought President François Bozizé to power on 15 March 2003, the risk of renewed wider violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has never been greater than today. The opening of an inclusive political dialogue on 8 December – initially planned for June 2008 – has continued to be negotiated inch by inch, but both the regime and the main opposition forces see armed conflict as the ultimate way out of the crisis and are making preparations to return to it.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is if anything worse than a failed state: it has become virtually a phantom state, lacking any meaningful institutional capacity at least since the fall of Emperor Bokassa in 1979.
Le forum de Bangui : ne pas répéter les erreurs du passé
4 May 2015
République Centrafricaine: Le temps des questions difficiles
5 décembre 2014: Dans cette vidéo, Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du projet Afrique centrale pour Crisis Group, souligne la montée de la violence en République Centrafricaine et émet des recommandations pour les acteurs régionaux et internationaux impliqués dans le conflit.
The Central African Crisis
17 June 2014: In this series of video interviews, Thierry Vircoulon, Crisis Group's Central Africa Project Director, discusses the conflict in the Central African Republic.
Responding to the Humanitarian, Security, and Governance Crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR)
17 December 2013: A transcript of the testimony given by Senior Vice President, Mark Schneider, to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
Military Forces in the Central African Republic
8 February 2013: View an interactive map of the military forces in the Central African Republic.
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