Central African Republic

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INFORMATION

Capital: Bangui

Government: Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Economy:

  • Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry, remains the backbone of the economy, with about 60% of the population living in outlying areas.
  • The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP.
  • Timber accounts for 16% of export earnings and the diamond industry, 40%.

Population: 5,990,855 (2020)

Land Size: 622,984 sq km (240,535 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Baya: 33%
  • Banda: 27%
  • Mandjia: 13%
  • Sara: 10%
  • Mboum: 7%
  • M’Baka: 4%
  • Yakoma: 4%
  • Other: 2%
Religions:

  • Indigenous beliefs: 35%
  • Protestant: 25%
  • Roman Catholic: 25%
  • Muslim: 15%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Sangho (lingua franca and national language)
  • Gbaya
  • Banda

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Oct 19, 2021: Positive Momentum in Central African Republic Must Be Maintained - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [UN News] The announcement last week of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic is among recent positive steps in the country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, urging continued support for peace and reconciliation efforts.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: International Conference on Great Lakes Region Welcomes Ceasefire in CAR - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [ANGOP] Luanda -- International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Sunday hailed the unilateral ceasefire decision in the Central African Republic (CAR) announced by the President Faustin Touadéra, which has been in force since Friday.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: UN Chief Welcomes Declaration of Unilateral Ceasefire in CAR - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [UN News] UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesperson said in a statement issued on Saturday.
  • Tue - Oct 12, 2021: ICC Should Pursue Higher-Level Rebel Suspects - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [HRW] Confirmation of Charges Hearing in Commander Case Starts Today
  • Fri - Oct 8, 2021: Central African Republic Stun Nigeria At Home As Uganda Beat Rwanda in Kigali - AllAfrica News: Central African Republic
    [CAF] Substitute Karl Namnganda scored a sensational 90th minute goal as the Central African Republic stunned Nigeria's Super Eagles at home, beating them by a solitary goal in their third Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.