What is today the Central African Republic has been inhabited for millennia; however, the country's current borders were established by France, which ruled the country as a colony starting in the late 19th century. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders; by the 1990s, calls for democracy led to the first multi-party democratic elections in 1993. Ange-Félix Patassé became president, but was later removed by General François Bozizé in the 2003 coup. The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a peace treaty in 2007 and another in 2011, fighting broke out between various factions in December 2012, leading to ethnic and religious cleansing of the Muslim minority and massive population displacement in 2013 and 2014.
In the CentralAfricanRepublic, 39% of students drop out of primary school ... VILLAGE OF BOYALI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - ... - 24 January 2024 - The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world.
... insurrection in June, stole the show on social media after a photo with a delegate from the CentralAfricanRepublic emerged on Wagner-affiliated social media accounts on the first day of the summit.