Central African Republic
By Stephan McCoy, 4 April 2020
The response of African governments has been to ramp up the powers of the state and impose brutal lockdowns with virtually no mass testing, contact tracing or isolation taking place.
By Francis Dubois, 8 April 2016
The latest revelations of sexual violence against the Central African population unmask the “humanitarian” pretensions of the French intervention.
By Antoine Lerougetel and Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2015
Young boys have accused French soldiers of sexually assaulting them in exchange for food or money—both before and during the UN-led mission in the impoverished country.
By Kumaran Ira, 31 May 2014
Yesterday, at least two people were killed and several others wounded by peacekeepers in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 13 January 2014
The NPA writes not as an opponent of imperialism, but as an advocate of different, perhaps more clever policies to pursue increasingly unpopular wars.
By Kumaran Ira, 16 December 2013
French officials’ claims that they are mounting a humanitarian intervention are lies to legitimize an imperialist intervention.
By Kumaran Ira, 9 December 2013
With 1,600 French troops deploying to the CAR, French forces seized the capital, Bangui, over the weekend.
By Kumaran Ira, 6 December 2013
Yesterday evening, French President François Hollande announced an “immediate” military intervention in the Central African Republic.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 April 2013
The imperialist-backed Seleka rebels who took power in CAR in a coup last month are re-establishing diplomatic ties with other African countries.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 April 2013
After seizing control of Bangui last week, Seleka leader Michel Djotodia intends to transfer Chinese oil contracts to the European powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 March 2013
A coalition of rebel militias took the capital city, Bangui, over the weekend, with tacit support from France and the US.
By Patrick O’Connor, 31 January 2013
The political realignment underway is being driven by France, which aims to reassert control over its former resource-rich colony and counter China’s growing influence.
By Patrick O’Connor, 31 December 2012
The intervention is part of a ratcheting up of imperialist military operations across Africa by Washington and its European allies.