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  AllRefer.com - Bangui (Central African Republic Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Bangui is an administrative, trade, and communications center.
Bangui's port handles most of the country's international trade; the chief exports are cotton, timber, coffee, and sisal.
Bangui is at the hub of the nation's road network, which connects the city with Cameroon, Chad, and Sudan.
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 Central Africa
Pygmy encampments in M'Baiki are 105 km southwest of Bangui.
Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic.
Important buildings and institutions in Bangui include the University of Bangui, which was founded in 1969, the National School of Arts, founded in 1966, research institutes and museums.
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 Central African Republic Bangui, capital of misery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bangui lies on the Northern bank of the Oubangui river, the largest tributary of the mighty Congo river, and on of Africa's longest rivers in its own right.
At this stage we had exhausted the entertainment options of Bangui's principal commercial strip and so we decided to stroll around the edges of town to see if the natural beauty was a substitute for the thinness of the urban attractions.
We had scarcely the courage to face another 11 days waiting in Bangui and even then there was no guarantee that we'd be granted the visas especially since the Khartoum government had just started a bombing campaign against UN bases in the South of the country and Western tourists might not be especially welcome.
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 BBC NEWS | Africa | Chadians attacked in Bangui
Fleeing Chadian residents in the north of the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui say they are being targeted and attacked by government forces.
Reports from Bangui say about 30 Chadian residents have been killed, though the Chadian Government issued a statement saying that between 80 and 120 Chadians were "massacred" on Thursday evening.
The BBC's reporter in Bangui, Joseph Benamse said that Chadians running from the north to the south told him that presidential security forces were targeting them.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/2385641.stm   (414 words)

 Bangui on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Una delegación llegará domingo a Bangui para llevar a Aristide a Jamaica (oficial)
BANGUI: Prdent Bokassa 'aport le 2 d1970 (PAR122194)
Jean Bertrand Artistide et sa femme à leur arrivée à Bangui le 1er mars La dénonciation par le président haïtien déchu, Je.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Bangui.asp   (925 words)

 Antibiotic Resistance Among Nasopharyngeal Isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae -- Bangui, ...
Bangui is the capital of and the largest city in CAR.
The decision to measure resistance rates among NP isolates was based on the results of a study indicating that resistance rates of SP and HI isolates cultured from NP swabs were similar to rates measured among isolates cultured from blood (2).
In addition, to determine resistance rates in a population at higher risk for carriage of a resistant organism, specimens were obtained from 35 children hospitalized on an inpatient ward.
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 March 2003 News Monitor - Prevent Genocide International
Fighting erupted in Bangui, capital of the poverty-stricken state of some 3.5 million people, on Saturday while Patasse was in Niger at a pan-African summit.
Bangui streets were relatively calm Sunday, though sporadic gunfire could be heard following a night of looting of government buildings, including Patasse's residence.
France on Monday deployed 300 soldiers to Bangui to assist in the evacuation of foreign nationals and control access to the main airport of the nation landlocked in the heart of Africa between Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo.
www.preventgenocide.org /prevent/news-monitor/2003mar.htm   (19405 words)

 Bangui   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Capital and main river port of the Central African Republic, on the River Ubangi;; population (1995 est) 698,000.
The country's leading commercial and educational centre, Bangui is also its centre for light industries, including beer, cigarettes, office machinery, timber and metal products, textiles, leather goods, and soap.
Bangui is the country's main depot for the storage and transportation of imported petroleum products.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0014510.html   (255 words)

 Covenant News - Mission Operations to Resume in Bangui
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (August 12, 2003) - Keith and Florence Gustafson are preparing to return to the Evangelical Covenant Church missionary compound during the coming weeks following an extended period of stability in the region.
"In the city of Bangui, the security situation is such that we believe we can safely send missionaries back into the area," said Byron Amundsen, director of missionary services for the Department of World Mission.
Bangui is considered by many to be the gateway into the broader region of Congo where the Covenant historically has been active in a variety of mission operations, including hospitals and medical clinics.
www.covchurch.org /cov/news/item2896.html   (346 words)

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BANGUI, 14 Jan 2003 (IRIN) - The Central African Republic (CAR) deputy defence minister, Gen Xavier Sylvestre Yangongo, denied on Tuesday reports that rebels had taken the city of Bouar, 454 km northwest of the capital, Bangui.
He was responding to reports in a local daily newspaper, Le Confident, which claimed that rebels led by Gen Francois Bozize, the former CAR army chief of staff currently in exile in France, had taken Bouar.
Situated on the main road linking Bangui to the Cameroonian seaport of Douala, through which most CAR imports and exports are channelled, Bouar is a strategic city in that it has airstrip and a former French military base that has been transformed into a CAR army training camp.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=31707&SelectRegion=Great_Lakes&SelectCountry=CENTRAL_AFRICAN_REPUBLIC   (432 words)

 ReliefWeb: Central African Republic: IMF team leaves Bangui unhappy with government reforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
BANGUI, 22 February (IRIN) - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission left the Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday disappointed with the transitional government's efforts to reform its management of resources and fight corruption, diplomats said.
Unofficially, representatives of the diplomatic community in the capital, Bangui, said they did not expect the transitional government to hand over power until May. Then, and only then, would the IMF and other donors begin to negotiate loans with the new government.
The IMF is not in a mood to help fund the financial gap, diplomats in Bangui told IRIN on Saturday after meeting with the IMF's head of mission.
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In Bangui, hawkers sell water in plastic sachets; a practice that health authorities have warned is unsafe.
An outbreak of hepatitis E virus infection occurred in Bangui in July 2002 (see reference below), and as in the present outbreak was thought to be associated with fecal contamination of drinking water.
It is unclear whether the outbreak described above is due to poor sanitation or is indicative of the appearance of a strain of enhanced virulence.
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 Panapress Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - The Central African Republic Journalists Union (UJCA) has called on the government and humanitarian organisations to intervene "as quick as possible" in Paoua (485 km north of Bangui) to prevent a further decline in the condition of displaced people in the area.
Bangui, Central Africa (PANA) - Authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday officially denied rumours that Joseph Kony, who heads the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda, was at Bambouti, 1,362 km east of the capital, Bangui.
Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - A team of Chinese experts is expected in the Central African Republic (CAR) shortly to conduct feasibility studies for a cement factory in the country, People's Republic of China ambassador Esi Ji announced.
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BANGUI, 2 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - The Central African Republic (CAR) has granted former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide asylum at the request of Gabonese President Omar Bongo and for humanitarian reasons, a government minister said on Monday.
Now, with Aristide in exile in Bangui, the task may likely be easier.
IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=39776&SelectRegion=Great_Lakes   (552 words)

 IFEX :: Publication director of "Le Democrate" newspaper arrested in Bangui
Samba is being held at the police station in Bangui's port.
Michel Ngokpele, publication director of "Le quotidien de Bangui" newspaper, was arrested on 18 May. He was first detained at the Bangui police station before being transferred to M'Baiki prison.
On 26 June, a court in La Lobaye, a city located 105 kilometres from Bangui, sentenced him to six months' imprisonment with no parole for "defamation by means of the press" and "incitement to ethnic hatred" (see IFEX alert of 7 July 2003).
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/52123   (344 words)

 Bangui, Central African Republic, Pictures
Bangui, city, capital of the Central African Republic, in the southwestern part of the country.
The city is situated on the western bank of the Ubangi River, the nation's main trade artery, across from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire).
Bangui developed around a military post established by the French in 1889-90.
www.greatestcities.com /Africa/Central_African_Republic/Bangui_city_state_capital.html   (197 words)

CEMI was established in June 2002 to ensure the proper holding of the municipal elections originally scheduled for the end of that year and postponed until 2003 by the Government.
That work was nearing completion when the crisis broke out in Bangui: on 25 October 2002 the towns of Kabo, Batangafo, Bogangolo and Damara and, later, the capital, Bangui, were attacked by Bozizé’s forces with support from nationals of other countries.
While it is hardly conceivable that forces of the regular Chadian army should have participated in the attack on Bangui, the Government in N’Djaména could not have been unaware of the preparations being made on its borders for a military offensive against towns in the Central African Republic.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord2003/documentation/security/s-2003-5.htm   (3200 words)

 afrol News - Central African rebels threaten Bangui
The Central African rebels are led by the country's former Chief of Staff, Francois Bozize, and the armed operation that started on Friday seems to have the objective of toppling the Bangui government.
Meanwhile, the General's attack on the elected Bangui government has provoked international protest and there are preparations to send foreign forces to support the troops loyal to President Patassé.
France, which forcefully condemned the rebel attack, is assessing the possibility of sending troops to the country, again.
www.afrol.com /News2002/car004_coup_bozize.htm   (614 words)

 Covenant News - Gustafson Encouraged by Bangui Repair Work
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (August 13, 2003) - General conditions at the Evangelical Covenant Church missionary compound in Bangui are described as generally good by Congo country coordinator Keith Gustafson, who arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday morning.
Although conditions in Bangui appear to have stabilized, the same cannot be said of northern regions of CAR, which means missionaries working in those areas will have to continue to await their return.
Western CAR, however, appears to be calm with Roy and Aleta Danforth planning to return in September to resume working with the agricultural, medical and relational projects they have assisted the past three years.
www.covchurch.org /cov/news/item2897.html   (736 words)

 AEGiS-AFP News: Tuberculosis on the rise in Central Africa: health minister - March 24, 2004
BANGUI, March 24 (AFP) - The number of cases of tuberculosis in the Central African Republic has been rising steadily for the past 10 years, with the capital Bangui particularly hard hit by the disease, Health Minister Nestor Mamadou-Nali said Wednesday.
Some 24,000 people around the world are infected each day by tuberculosis, which is spread by bacteria, and around two million people die from the disease each year.
"Studies conducted in cooperation with the Pasteur Institute in Bangui show that out of 449 cases of tuberculosis in Bangui, 56 percent were also HIV-positive and 57.6 percent have gone missing," he said.
www.aegis.com /NEWS/AFP/2004/AF0403A9.html   (434 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Central African Republic: Minister says Bangui-Douala road safe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
BANGUI, 3 February (IRIN) - Central African Republic (CAR) Transport Minister Andre Kotazo told transporters and other businessmen on Monday that the road linking the capital, Bangui, to the Cameroonian port of Douala was still safe from rebel attack.
Kotazo's statement, broadcast by government-owned Radio Centrafrique, came in response to persistent reports that rebels loyal to the former army chief of staff, Francois Bozize, were advancing south and obstructing traffic along the road.
After failing to depose President Ange-Felix Patasse when they invaded Bangui on 25 October 2002, their goal now seems to be to suffocate Bangui by cutting off its land supply line.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/adf9db06a78dc1fe85256cc2006bdd3c   (397 words)

 afrol News - Your Portal to Africa!
There are reports that a number of Central African nationals are entering the Equateur province of Congo Kinshasa (DRC) at Zongo, a town directly across the Ubangui River from Bangui.
- The refugees are fleeing a very tense situation in Bangui, where fighting and aerial bombing continued through the weekend, spokeswomen Delphine Marie of the UN refugee agency UNHCR said today.
UNHCR Zongo had also obtained agreement from the rebel MLC authorities that they open a humanitarian corridor for a possible further influx of Central African asylum seekers to Zongo as a result of the current developments in Bangui.
www.afrol.com /html/News2002/car005_coup_refugees.htm   (538 words)

 Travelocity Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There are direct flights to Bangui from Paris and New York and from other cities in Africa.
The only place with regular flights scheduled to Bangui is Berbérati, but you can charter five-seater passenger planes in Bangui.
Roads are poor throughout the country, and the only sealed ones lead out from Bangui, 157km (97mi) northwest to Bossembélé, 188km (116.5mi) northeast to Sibut and 107km (66mi) southwest to M'Baïki.
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 Aristide leaves for Jamaica - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Haiti's deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, left the Central African Republic for Jamaica last night, after what appeared to be hours of stand-off and indecision by the country's leader, General Francois Bozize, over whether Aristide and his wife, Mildred, would be allowed to leave.
Shortly afterwards the Aristides and their entourage, including Prime Minister P J Patterson's personal emissary, South Central St Catherine MP, Sharon Hay-Webster, were whisked from the presidential palace in Bangui to the airport where they boarded a chartered Gulfstream jet for the 17-hour flight to Jamaica.
As they prepared to leave Bangui last night Goodman, the Democracy Now reporter, asked Aristide for his thoughts about coming to Jamaica.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040314T230000-0500_57123_OBS_ARISTIDE_LEAVES_FOR_JAMAICA__.asp   (886 words)

 ROUGH GROOVE » Ilocos sojourn: Bangui windfarm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fifteen monstrous, no, massive and beautiful state-of-the-art structures sprouting along the shores of Bangui Bay in Ilocos Norte with their clean white paint, dominating the landscape.
The Northwind Bangui Bay Project, sponsored by the North Wind Power Development Corporation, consists of 15 turbines with total capacity of 25MW, standing at 70m each and costing about $35M with 90% of funds from the Danish International Development Agency.
This green alternative power source is expected to reduce around 360,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) within ten years and can be used for carbon trading, credits given to a country for reducing CO2 emissions and can then sell these to developed countries.
www.estanli.net /blog?p=408   (315 words)

 Central African Republic: Congolese civilians arrive in Bangui
The deteriorating situation in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has prompted several thousand people to flee their homes and cross the river Oubangui.
On the other bank, in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, some of them have found shelter with relatives and about 1,300 others have been received in open-air centres.
The ICRC has been working on a permanent basis in Bangui since 1997.
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