Central African Republic

Challenges to achieving peace in the Central African Republic and repercussions of the situation for the region

July 10, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Stéphane Vinhas is an Emergency Programs Officer at Development and Peace. In this interview, he provides an alarming portrait of the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the impact of the turmoil on the surrounding countries, especially Chad.

What’s been happening in the Central African Republic over the last few months?

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Church calls for ceasefire as situation deteriorates in Central African Republic

December 20, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Violence has led thousands to take refuge in churches and on church properties in the Central African Republic. Credit Caritas

As violence continues to escalate in the Central African Republic, the Catholic Church in the country is calling for an immediate ceasefire.

"We're deeply concerned about the crisis in Central African Republic (CAR). The situation in Bangui is chaotic. Many people have been killed. The fighting must stop immediately," said Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of the capital Bangui.

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Central African Republic: A Forgotten Crisis

November 4, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Over 2000 houses have been burned down in Bangui and 37,000 people are seeking refuge in the Catholic Mission. Photo: Petula Malo / Caritas Banqui

For over 20 years, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been experiencing chronic political and military instability. The country was plunged into chaos on March 24, 2013 following the overthrow of its former president François Bozizé by Seleka rebels, who formed a new government without real power or control over the nation. This long-neglected crisis has recently been the focus of media attention and renewed interest on the part of the international community.

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