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Central African Republic faces close presidential run-off

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Voters in the Central African Republic go to the polls on 14 February for the delayed second round of presidential elections. There are hopes that the poll will help turn the page on years of religious conflict.
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Former PMs Face Off Sunday in CAR Presidential Vote

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
He agreed to a political pact last year with former President Francois Bozize, which helped him win the first round of the election in December with 23 percent of the vote.
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Central Africans head to the polls under a shadow from the past

Reuters - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The specter of a third man, exiled former ruler Francois Bozize, looms just as heavily over the presidential run-off vote on Sunday.

The Central African Republic's Presidential Run-Off: Mr Clean vs. The Prof

African Arguments (registration) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
According to a breakdown of the results, he was able to garner some support in most areas of the country and won a majority in Ouham-Pendé, the home region of ousted President François Bozizé. Bozizé had wanted to run in the elections himself, but was ...
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UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader's visit; Kenya, Ethiopia may also have been on rebel's itinerary

Mail & Guardian Africa - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
One of the poorest and most unstable countries in Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) plunged into chaos after president Francois Bozize, a Christian, was ousted in a coup in March 2013. The mainly Muslim Seleka rebels behind the coup went on a ...

Central Africa sapped by decades of strife and misrule

News24 Nigeria - ‎9 hours ago‎
The most recent unrest came after longtime president Francois Bozize, a Christian, was overthrown in March 2013 by Muslim rebels from the Seleka coalition, who were in turn ousted a year later by a military intervention led by former colonial ruler France.

Ugandan LRA rebel captured in CAfrica was a top commander

New Vision - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
"We have a list of LRA chiefs who are wanted and considered dangerous... and the one who has just been handed over to American forces is commander Okot Odek," said the police source in Obo, a city in eastern CAR where Ugandan and US forces tracking ...
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UN urges Central African Republic to address rights violations

JURIST - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Violence has persisted in the CAR since the predominately Muslim-based Seleka rebels ousted former president François Bozize [BBC profile] in March 2013. More than 400,000 people remain displaced due to the violent overthrow, with over a half million ...
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Analysis: Chad's President Deby assumes the mantel of statesman

Daily Maverick - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
It was also obvious in the Central African Republic, also in 2013, when rebels supported by Chad - sometimes even pictured wearing Chadian uniforms - toppled the government of Francois Bozize, precipitating a civil war which is still unresolved ...
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Central African rebels hand LRA leader to US forces

New Vision - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The group profited from widespread unrest in eastern regions of the Central African Republic which had taken hold long before the Seleka, an alliance of rebel factions, overthrew former President Francois Bozize in March 2013. Those areas lie largely ...
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Duel incertain pour la présidence de la Centrafrique

Le Monde - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ex-premier ministre de François Bozizé de 2008 à 2013, il mène une campagne de proximité jouant à plein la carte du candidat des pauvres contre celui des riches. « Les couches populaires et les cadres moyens comme les fonctionnaires, qu'il a toujours ...

Humanitarian crisis in Central Africa to dominate Angola summit

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
... than 400 people dead. In the DR Congo, political actors are struggling to agree on the election process while the C.A.R is facing sectarian violence which has left a quarter of the population displaced since the departure of former President ...

Can the Meek Professor or 'Mr. Clean' Save Central African Republic?

Newsweek - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Three months later its forces overthrew President François Bozizé, a former army chief of staff who seized power in a coup in 2003.
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Peacekeepers accused of raping girls

CNN - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
France and African nations sent peacekeepers after a coalition of mostly Muslim rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in March 2013.
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Human Rights Watch: “peacekeepers should be protectors, not predators”

Africa Times - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has deployed nearly 11,000 peacekeeping personnel in the country that has been marred by conflict since March 2013 when Francois Bozize, ...

France to withdraw its troops from CAR

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
In 2013, CAR plunged into deeper violence when rebels ousted former president Francois Bozize. Violence between Muslim rebels and a Christian militia group has led to the deaths of thousands and displacement of nearly one million people.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC : Faustin Archange Touadera focuses on “local” credentials

Africa Intelligence (subscription) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The independent candidate, a former rector of the University of Bangui and an ex-prime minister under ousted leader Francois Bozize, already has the support of fifteen presidential also-rans in his bid to overtake Anicet Georges Dologuele, the front ...

France wants to end C.Africa military operation this year: minister

Expatica France - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The CAR plunged into chaos in March 2013 when mostly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize, a Christian, and installed their leader Michel Djotodia in power for 10 months.

Quand le père fouettard Touadera s'invente en défenseur des pauvres

Alwihda Info - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Comment peut-on comprendre la formation de cette « armée mexicaine » autours de Touadera, des gens qui ont jeté la pierre sur François Bozizé mais qui se sont jetés dans les bras de Morphée, l'architecte de la déconfiture de la Centrafrique ? Les ...

Sous Bozizé, les étranges manigances de l'Alliance mondiale des sports

RFI - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
L'organisation de promotion du sport qui déclare vouloir « créer un impact positif sur l'harmonie sociale du pays » se voit donc accorder par décrets, signés par François Bozizé, des permis de recherche et d'exploitation pour deux gisements d'or et de ...