01 November 2014
Violence escalated in Bangui as political tensions increased: grenade attack 7 Oct in Gobongo injured 25; anti-balaka mobilised throughout city and alleged assailant, Muslim from PK5 neighbourhood, ...
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.
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
Open Letter to the UN Security Council on the Central African Republic
15 Nov 2013
Military Forces in the Central African Republic
8 February 2013: View an interactive map of the military forces in the Central African Republic.
Central African Republic: Avoiding Another Battle of Bangui
2 Jan 2013
The LRA in Darfur and Central African Republic
12 Oct 2010: The Lord's Resistance Army continues to pose a terrible threat to civilians across Central Africa. Crisis Group’s Central Africa Analyst Edward Dalby explains why the LRA moved into Darfur, how it could upset the fragile peace in north east Central African Republic and what the international community should be doing about it.
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