François Bozizé

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Aug 30th, 2013
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Fear and hunger threaten to overwhelm one of Africa’s most tragic countries FRANÇOISE KORAKO describes how uniformed fighters of Séléka crushed her husband’s head with rifle butts. His limp body was left bleeding outside her home in Dekoa, a farming village 260 kilometres (162 miles) north of Bangui,...
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In CAR
Apr 6th, 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s self-appointed leader on Saturday announced the creation of a new council that will choose an interim president, a move aimed at placating the international community after he seized power by force two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the ...
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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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Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Louisa Lombard When I asked people in north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) about Michel Djotodia, whilst conducting research there in 2009 – 2010, most knew very little. If they knew one thing, it was that he was a man with major political ambition and very little to show for it. Last week...
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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...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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By William Lloyd George Victory came swiftly for rebels in the Central African Republic. It took just three days of fighting for them to capture the capital Bangui on March 24. The constitution was quickly suspended, parliament dissolved, and the new, self-declared leader Michel Djotodia insisted on ...
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Mar 25th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Francois Bozize, the former leader of Central African Republic toppled in coup on Sunday, is currently in Cameroon, according to a statement by Cameroon’s presidency read on state radio on Monday. “This is to inform the public and the international community that the ous...
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Feb 5th, 2013
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Amit Singh The refusal to prop up President Francois Bozize signals a shift in foreign policy, despite military action in Mali. When France received requests from two of its former African colonies to intervene in their domestic conflicts these past couple of months, its replies could not have been m...
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Jan 11th, 2013
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Central African Republic’s government and rebels have agreed to a temporary ceasefire deal, two rebel sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters on Thursday. One of the sources, present at the negotiations in Gabon’s capital Libreville, said Central African Republic President Franco...
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Sep 11th, 2012
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By Jean-Simon Rioux On 25th and 26th August, headlines revealed a newly reached agreement between the Conventions of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP) and the government of the Central African Republic (CAR). As part of the accord, the rebel group agreed to join the Disarmament, Demobilisation an...