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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. 

The first multi-party democratic elections were held in 1993 with resources provided by the country's donors and help from the UN Office for Electoral Affairs, and brought Ange-Félix Patassé to power. He lost popular support during his presidency and was overthrown in 2003 by French-backed General François Bozizé, who went on to win a democratic election in May 2005. Inability to pay workers in the public sector led to strikes in 2007, forcing the resignation of the government in early 2008. A new Prime Minister, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, was named on January 22, 2008. Read More

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An elderly man takes part in a rally to commemorate International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Fueled by Improved Treatments: Canadian Life Expectancy Rises, 80 For Men, 84 For Women

By IBTimes AU

With improved treatments, life expectancy among Canadians has surged with males expected to reach 80 and females 84, based on a report released by the World Health Organization. (May 16)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ICELAND, NIGERIA, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE

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Eleven Killed in Central African Republic Grenade Attack

By Reuters

Eleven people died in the capital of the Central African Republic after a grenade exploded among mourners gathered for a funeral, the Red Cross said on Friday, in what residents said was an attack on Christians. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS

U.S. Sending more Forces, Aircraft to Seek Uganda Warlord Kony - Report

By Reuters

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE, SUDAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, UGANDA, CONGRESS

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France to Send 400 More Troops to Central African Republic

By Reuters

France said on Friday it plans to send another 400 troops to help combat a crisis in the Central African Republic as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for more swift, robust international help to stop sectarian violence that could turn into a genocide. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT

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Over 70 Killed During Clashes in C.African Republic Town - Official

By Reuters

At least 70 people have been killed and dozens of houses torched in clashes between Muslim and Christian communities in a town in Central African Republic, a local police official said on Monday. (Feb 04)

Central African Republic Cannibal Details How He Ate A Muslim’s Flesh [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Central African Republic cannibal Ouandja Magloire recounted the gruesome incident in which he ate the flesh of a Muslim an angry crowd had dragged from a bus. He calls himself “Mad Dog,” and he proudly detailed what how he burned the man and ate him. (Jan 14)

CAR: French Troops in Bangui Firefight with Militiamen

By IBTimes UK

Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia to meet France’s defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. (Dec 13)

CAR: UN Peacekeeper Gunned Down On Camera amid Bangui Violence [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

French Paratroopers Nicolas Vokaer and Antoine Le Quinio killed in Central African Republic as President Hollande visits (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NELSON MANDELA

Hundreds Dead in Central African Republic as Christians and Muslims Clash

By IBTimes UK

Clashes between Christians and Muslims plunge Bangui into chaos. (Dec 07)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SUDAN, NEW YORK, LIBYA, MALI, DIAMONDS

Central African Republic: French Military Operation Under Way

By IBTimes UK

French soldiers move out from airport to boost security operations in Bangui. (Dec 07)

MORE TOPICS: LIBYA, MALI