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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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    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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    March 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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    dispute 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

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    a crucial step towards peace in Central African Republic: http://www.unicef.ca/ Henock Kifle, Mohammed Hussain, Hailu Mekonnen. (2002, June). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa. Retrieved from Global Poverty Report 2002: http://www.cpahq.org/ Takhal, A. (2012, March 21). Africa Must Invest its Primary Education Sector. Retrieved from Horseed Media: http://horseedmedia.net/ UNICEF. (2013, October 18). UNICEF. Retrieved from Central African republic: Seventy percent of school children

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    Africa. Genocide and war share many common causes such as desperation brought on by a declining economy. Experts on the Central African Republic believe that current events point to a possible repeat of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, in which over one million people were killed. Many think that U.N. involvement is necessary to stop the escalating violence in the Central African Republic; others believe that the dismal track record of the U.N. in similar situations makes it unlikely that they could be

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    Poverty In Africa Essay

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    lacking safe water, housing, food, and the ability to read. There is a high concentration of communities in poverty in Africa; particularly Central Africa. States that are considered in Central Africa are the following: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Republic of Africa, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Congo. The majority of these Central African states’ economies are dependent on agriculture. As a result of this dependency, natural disasters, droughts and wars can displace subsistence

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    human nature (Alvarenga, 2007). The members of the South African National Defence force were sent to the Central African republic on the basis of a ‘government to government pact’ (bilateral) and not on a mandate from either the African Union or the United Nations as stated in the president’s message of condolence at the memorial service of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member who died in the Central African Republic. South Africa was acting unilaterally and therefore had no

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    aim 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

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