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The Central African Republic’s Hidden Conflict

Africa Briefing N°105, 12 December 2014

Men stand next to a group of bulls they say have been recently stolen from ethnic Muslim Peuls by a group of anti-Balaka militia in a forest near the town of Yaloke April 24, 2014.

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.

Recent Reports

The Central African Republic’s Hidden Conflict, Africa Briefing N°105, 12 Dec 2014

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.

The Central African Crisis: From Predation to Stabilisation, Africa Report N°219, 17 Jun 2014

To stabilise the Central African Republic (CAR), the transitional government and its international partners need to prioritise, alongside security, action to fight corruption and trafficking of natural resources, as well as revive the economy. 中文

Central African Republic: Better Late than Never, Africa Briefing N°96, 2 Dec 2013

As the Central African Republic (CAR) stares into an abyss of potentially appalling proportions, the international community must focus on the quickest, most decisive means of restoring security to its population.

Central African Republic: Priorities of the Transition, Africa Report N°203, 11 Jun 2013

The collapse of the state and the disappearance of security forces from a large part of the territory may turn the Central African Republic (CAR) into a source of instability in the heart of Africa. 中文

Dangerous Little Stones: Diamonds in the Central African Republic, Africa Report N°167, 16 Dec 2010

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.

Central African Republic: Keeping the Dialogue Alive, Africa Briefing N°69, 12 Jan 2010

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.

Central African Republic: Untangling the Political Dialogue, Africa Briefing N°55, 9 Dec 2008

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.

Central African Republic: Anatomy of a Phantom State, Africa Report N°136, 13 Dec 2007

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.

Videos

Central African Republic

République Centrafricaine: Le temps des questions difficiles

5 décembre : 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.

Thierry Vircoulon

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.

Speech

Responding to the Crisis 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

Interactive Presentations

Military Forces in the Central African Republic
8 February 2013:
View an interactive map of the military forces in the Central African Republic.

Conflict Alert

Central African Republic: Avoiding Another Battle of Bangui
2 Jan 2013

Interviews

RDC-Centrafrique : Conflits jumeaux ?
Afrikarabia
6 Jan 2013
Interview (in French) with Thierry Vircoulon, Project Director, Central Africa.
President of Central African Republic fires son
Deutsche Welle
3 Jan 2013
Interview with Thierry Vircoulon, Project Director, Central Africa.

Latest Podcast

Central African Republic

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.