Ange-Félix Patassé

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Apr 4th, 2013
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Mobhare Matinyi, thecitizen In the past three decades the Central African Republic (CAR) has moved from being a dictatorship to a failing state, then from a failing state to a failed state and ultimately a phantom state. The CAR is an illusion of what could be a state, fairly to say a de jure state [...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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AmaBhungane Reporters The lure of arms deals and diamonds – and possibly other mineral resources – sucked the ANC into the Central African Republic. South African military involvement in the Central African Republic has from the start been entwined with ANC-linked deals, raising questions about the m...
By benim
In CAR
Apr 22nd, 2011
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The prime minister of the Central African Republic, reappointed to his post this week, announced his new government Friday, made up mostly of members of President Francois Bozize’s party. Of the 34 ministers in Faustin Touadera’s cabinet, ten retained their positions — including the...
By benim
In CAR
Apr 11th, 2011
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Libreville – Weekend fighting between rebels and soldiers in the Central African Republic left 27 dead on both sides, a rebel leader said on Monday. The army could not confirm the toll, while saying that only rebels were killed in the clash in the north of the impoverished country on Sunday. &#...
By benim
In CAR
Apr 6th, 2011
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The party of Central African Republic’s president won an overall majority in run-off legislative elections, garnering 61 of the 105 seats in parliament, provisional results showed Thursday. In the past few days, some candidates in the deeply poor, landlocked nation had been using the press to p...
By benim
In CAR
Apr 5th, 2011
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Former Central African Republic president Ange-Felix Patasse, who after a long and chequered career was ousted in a 2003 coup, has died just months after making a last bid to run his impoverished country. He was 74. Patasse’s spokesman, Guy-Simplice Kodegue, told AFP Patasse died in Douala in C...
By benim
In CAR
Mar 27th, 2011
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The Central African Republic voted Sunday in the second round of parliamentary elections expected to hand President Francois Bozize’s party a large majority because of an opposition boycott. Voting stations in the capital Bangui opened about an hour later than the scheduled 6:00 am (0500 GMT), ...
By benim
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Jan 27th, 2011
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Counting began Wednesday in Central African Republic’s presidential vote whose outcome has already been rejected by three of five candidates, the electoral commission said. The three — former premier minister Martin Ziguele, ex-defence minister Jean-Jacques Demafouth and Emile Gros-Raymon...
By benim
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Jan 23rd, 2011
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Here is a timeline on the Central African Republic, which holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. Aug. 1960 – CAR becomes independent from France. David Dacko becomes president. Jan. 1965 – Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Dacko’s cousin and army commander, seizes power in a coup...
By benim
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Jan 23rd, 2011
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The Central African Republic started the presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. The polling stations opened at 6 a.m. local time amid tightened security with the deployment of soldiers and police in the capital Bangui, where concentrate 1 million people of the country’s total populat...