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    Navika Seunarine Senior Seminar Introduction Following years of inhumaneness and instability since gaining independence in 1960, the Central African Republic (CAR) remains to be one of the least developed countries in the world as the current civil war continues to transpire. The CAR has endured several coups sequentially in the past few decades, but all efforts made in stabilizing the country were lost as the Séléka captured the capital, Bangui, and overthrew the government in March 2013, ultimately

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    15, 2013, Seleka captured Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic, and killed members of peacekeeping units (Tognini). Believing that President Francois Bozize had gone back on a peace deal, Seleka ousted him and he fled to Cameroon (Karimi). Wanting greater representation, the Muslim rebel group’s aim was to take over power in the Central African Republic ("Muslim-Christian Conflict Threatens Central African Republic"). After Bozize left, episodes of violence and looting increased

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    History of Central African Republic: The Central African Republic (CAR) is located in the heart of equatorial Africa. The country, with an estimated population of 4.4 million and a landmass of 622,984 sq km , is landlocked, sharing borders with Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon. The country, a former colony of France (formerly known as Ubangi-Shari), gained independence on August 13, 1960. Like most former colonies, CAR was subject to interference

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    Fight for the Central African Republic

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    The Central African Republic has gone through five coups and numerous rebellions since it declared independence from France in 1960. This, along with conflicts from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Chad has continuously crumbled the Central African Republic’s foundation to a pulp. The most recent conflict in the CAR has not had much media attention, but the ethno-political strength of this crisis has grown more and more prevalent over the past year. Is religion the root of the problem

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    involving the Central African Republic. The conflict between the anti-balaka (Christian militia members) and the Seleka (Muslim rebel militia members) is said to have begun in September of 2102, which was when the Seleka group started to gain momentum and power. In March of 2013, the Seleka rebel militia overthrew President François Bozizé (who was a Christian). The Seleka leader, Michel Djotodia took over and became the first Muslim president of the Central African Republic. Although Djotodia attempted

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    Boer War

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    (South African Republic) and Orange Free State, in what is now South Africa. Throughout the 19th century, after Great Britain conquered the Cape of Good Hope in 1814 and expanded its territory in Southern Africa, there was tension between the British settlers and the Dutch-descended population which were called Afrikaners or Boers. This resulted in the Afrikaner migration called the Great Trek, which was from 1835 to 1843, and the establishment of the Afrikaner republics. These republics were called

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    Chad

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    The geography of Chad is mostly pastures and meadows. Chad is located in Central Africa and is between the Central African Republic and Libya. The total area is 1,259,200 km2, and the land area is 1,259,200 km2.2 The total size in area of Chad is slightly more than three times the size of California. The land boundaries of Chad are; Cameroon (1,094 km), Central African Republic (1,197 km), Libya (1,055 km), Niger (1,175 km), Nigeria (87 km), and Sudan (1,360 km).3 All of these countries total to

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    African Apartheid

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    ... middle of paper ... ...Early Colonisation in South Africa."South African History Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. . Turton, A. R. (2009). “A South African Diary: Contested Identity, My Family – Our Story, Part A: Pre-1700” from How many bones must you bury before you can call yourself an Africa? [online]. Available from www.anthonyturton.com [Accessed 1 April 2014] Turton, A. R. (2009). “A South African Diary: Contested Identity, My Family – Our Story, Part D: 1886-1909”

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    the colony, several of which enraged the Boers. The abolishment of slavery, enforced use of En... ... middle of paper ... ...munity even though the Africans far outnumbered the whites. They used a combination of fear tactics, Jim Crow-like separation laws, and political maneuvers to keep the Africans in line. The system banned black South Africans from political participation creating a completely European government. The country did not hold free elections until 1994 when Nelson Mandela made history

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    of Kata Kata magazine. I hope we had achieved this noble vision last year. Talking about smiles and challenges, the cankerworm in South Sudan and the Central African Republic comes into mind. Unfortunately, while we are praying and hoping that the 2014 ushers in peace and prosperity, our brothers and sisters in the Central African Republic and the newest independent country in the world, South Sudan, are tirelessly struggling to find food and shelter from destructive and mad conflicts engulfing their

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