Central African Republic

Africa’s confirmed cases rise to 7,600, as 314 die from the coronavirus

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.

French troops accused of sexual violence in the Central African Republic

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.

French soldiers sexually abused children in Central African Republic

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.

French-led peacekeepers shoot protesters in Central African Republic

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.

The NPA’s support for France’s wars in Africa

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.

French war in Central African Republic intensifies humanitarian crisis

By Kumaran Ira, 16 December 2013

French officials’ claims that they are mounting a humanitarian intervention are lies to legitimize an imperialist intervention.

French troops intervene in Central African Republic, seize Bangui

By Kumaran Ira, 9 December 2013

With 1,600 French troops deploying to the CAR, French forces seized the capital, Bangui, over the weekend.

France steps up military intervention into Central African Republic

By Kumaran Ira, 6 December 2013

Yesterday evening, French President François Hollande announced an “immediate” military intervention in the Central African Republic.

US-backed Central African Republic coup leaders seek international support

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.

Pro-French Central African Republic coup leaders scrap Chinese oil deals

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.

Seleka rebels seize capital of Central African Republic

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.

French military oversees power-sharing deal in Central African Republic

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.

US, France deploy troops to Central African Republic

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.