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  central african republic map and information page
The Central African Republic is famed worldwide for its lowland gorilla population, Pygmy culture, and fabulous national parks.
Landforms The Central African Republic is in essence an undulating plateau.
Central and south is a series of forested, rolling hills, with some topping 2000 ft. A dense tropical rainforest in the southeast fronts the Ubangi River, and in the north, the land flattens into a treeless, desert-like savanna grassland.
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 Central African Republic travel guide
Although the Central African Republic has seen a bit of political turmoil in recent year, the situation now seems relatively stable again.
The south of Central Africa is muddy and dominated by tropical rainforest.
The Oubangui river separates the republic form Congo Kinshasa and is the life wire of the country.
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  Culture of Central African Republic - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
The increase in the population of secondary centers and the agricultural practices of Central Africans have led to disastrous ecological changes, because trees are used for both house construction and firewood, and deforestation around all the urban centers has caused a need for the importation of wood from afar.
Central Africans are mostly self-sufficient, growing their own staples (manioc, sorghum, peanuts, sesame, corn, and squash), supplemented by wild tubers, leaves, and mushrooms.
Protestant Central African churches, once aligned with the denominations of the early missions, have splintered into several factions as a result of competition for leadership in the clergy.
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  Central African Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Central African Republic (French: République Centrafricaine /ʀepyblik sɑ̃tʀafʀikɛn/ or Centrafrique /sɑ̃tʀafʀik/) is a landlocked country in central Africa.
It borders Chad in the north, Sudan on the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south, and Cameroon on the west.
European penetration of Central African territory began in the late nineteenth century during the Scramble for Africa (c.
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 Politics of the Central African Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Central African Republic takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President is both head of state and head of government (with an executive Prime Minister.
An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in the Central African Republic.
The Central African Republic is divided in 14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture), 2 economic prefectures* (prefectures economiques, singular - prefecture economique), and 1 commune**; Bamingui-Bangoran, Bangui**, Basse-Kotto, Gribingui*, Haute-Kotto, Haute-Sangha, Haut-Mbomou, Kemo-Gribingui, Lobaye, Mbomou, Nana-Mambere, Ombella-Mpoko, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham-Pende, Sangha*, Vakaga.
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 Central Africa
Devided amongst a myriad of ethnic groups, and subjected in the past to raiding slave traders, the Central African Repubic has always been an isolated, under-developed, fragmented and poverty-stricken country, and been plundered for centuries, yet one which, with an enlightened government, could be prosperous.
Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic.
A cease-fire brokered by four African heads of state was negotiated in July 1997, and enforced by an inter-African peace keeping force (MISAB) with French support until April 15, 1998, when French financial and military assistance to CAR was reduced and French troops withdrawn.
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 UNHCR - U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 1998 - Central African Republic
Central African Republic hosted an estimated 38,000 or more refugees at the end of 1997, including 32,000 from Sudan, 4,000 from Chad, about 1,000 from Rwanda, and 1,000 from other countries.
During 1997, tens of thousands of Central Africans temporarily fled the capital, Bangui, because of armed conflict related to a persistent mutiny by members of the Central African military.
Central African authorities reportedly demanded that the remainder be transferred to other countries.
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 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Chad borders the north of the country, with Sudan to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo are on the southern border.
CAR was formed in 1958 as the French empire broke up, and became officially independent in 1960.
The inability of the CAR government to repay arrears continues to be the principle stumbling block in relations with donors.
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 Central African Republic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Central African Republic belongs to the Franc Zone and trades chiefly with France, Belgium, and Japan.
The Baya people, seeking refuge from the Fulani of northern Cameroon, arrived in what is now the Central African Republic in the early 19th cent.; the Banda, fleeing the Muslim Arab slave raiders of Sudan, came later in the century.
The Central African Republic had a parliamentary government until Dec., 1965, when a military coup led by Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa (Boganda’s nephew) overthrew the Dacko regime, dissolved the national assembly, and abrogated the constitution.
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 Central African Rep. - Country Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The events of 2002 and 2003 have had particularly disastrous consequences for the women of CAR because the recent struggles took place all over the country as opposed to being limited to the capital, Bangui.
In November 2004, Amnesty International released a report entitled “Central African Republic: Five Months of War Against Women,” which alleged that rape of women and girls during the five months of turmoil in 2002 and 2003 was systematic and widespread.
The Association of Central African Women Lawyers advises women on their legal rights and has published and disseminated pamphlets on the dangers of FGM and food taboos.
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The Central African Republic is a constitutional democracy with a multiparty legislature.
It borders Chad in the north, Sudan on the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south, and Cameroon on the west.
According to the BBC, the rebels now control the capital city of Bangui, and CAR president Ange-Felix Patasse was forced to seek refuge in Cameroon after his plane was shot at while he was attempting to return from a conference in Niger.
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 UNHCR - U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 1999 - Central African Republic
Central African Republic hosted more than 45,000 refugees at the end of 1998, including nearly 35,000 from Sudan, some 7,000 from Chad, and about 5,000 from Congo-Kinshasa.
Large numbers of Chadian refugees fled to Central African Republic in the early 1990s to escape abuses by government and rebel troops in their country.
The turmoil created by the presence of Rwandan refugees and non refugees in Central African Republic is "an issue with serious humanitarian and security ramifications," UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan reported in mid-1998.
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 Birds and birding in the Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is a developing nation that has experienced several periods of political instability since independence from France in 1960.
With a list of over 700 species, the Central African Republic might appeal to the more adventurous traveller but you would be advised to review the latest travel warnings before embarking on a trip.
The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the Central African Republic and its birds for birders interested in the country and potentially planning a visit.
www.africanbirdclub.org /countries/CentralAfricanRepublic/introduction.html   (219 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Central African Republic including economic and travel overviews and ...
Central African Republic is an independent republic, which lies between Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and forms part of the landlocked West African Region.
The livestock industry is growing in Central African Republic, although the growth is hampered by the strong presence of tsetse flies as well as marketing problems.
CAR became independent on 13 August 1960 and the ruling Mouvement d'evolution sociale de l'Afrique noire (MESAN) was declared the sole legal party.
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 Central African Republic
Central African Republic is one of 20 countries to have stopped transmission of Guinea worm disease since 1986.
The Carter Center congratulates the Central African Republic on its efforts to eradicate Guinea worm as part of an international campaign to forever eliminate this painful and debilitating parasitic infection.
To assist the Central African Republic to prevent transmission of Guinea worm disease, The Carter Center provided endemic communities with cloth water filters-used to strain out the infective Guinea worm larvae-as well as applied ABATE® larvicide, donated by BASF Corporation, to local stagnant water sources.
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 Central African Republic - Amnesty International
In November around 300 troops from the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) arrived in Bangui to ensure the President’s security and to patrol the border between Chad and the Central African Republic.
During the year dozens of unarmed civilians, including Chad nationals, were killed in the north of the Central African Republic during repeated clashes between General Bozizé’s supporters, based in Chad, and soldiers supporting the Central African government.
The delegates also visited Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, and the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to interview refugees from the Central African Republic.
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 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Central African Republic
The HDI for Central African Republic is 0.353, which gives Central African Republic a rank of172nd out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
Central African Republic’s GDI value, 0.336 should be compared to its HDI valueof 0.353.
Central African Republic was mentioned in the Report in pages 54 and 206.
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 INHEA: Central African Republic Higher Education Profile
Central African students expatriated, particularly to France, to obtain degrees in higher education institutions.
In the early 1960s, the country shared with Gabon, Chad, and the Republic of Congo, a common post-secondary institution: the Foundation for Higher Education in Central Africa (FESAC), created by France to provide a regional training infrastructure for people of the former colonies of the French Equatorial Africa.
CAR hosted the Agriculture Institute, while secondary schools teachers received their training at the School of Education in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/inhea/profiles/Central_African_Republic.htm   (974 words)

  
 Timeline Central African Republic
1979 Sep 20, In the Central African Republic Jean-Bedel Bokassa was toppled in a French-backed coup.
1986 Jean-Bedel Bokassa returned to the Central African Republic from exile and was jailed for embezzlement and murder after a trial in which he was accused of cannibalism and infanticide.
2002 Oct 24, In Bangui, Central African Republic, rebels loyal to the deposed army chief of staff fought members of the presidential guard and Libyan troops for control of the airport.
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 Central African Republic (06/07)
On December 4, 1976, the republic became a monarchy with the promulgation of the imperial constitution and the proclamation of the president as Emperor Bokassa I. His regime was characterized by numerous human rights atrocities.
The government is a republic comprised of a strong executive branch (president, vice president, prime minister, and council of ministers), and weak legislative and judicial branches.
The Central African Republic is classified as one of the world's least developed countries, with a 2002 annual per capita income of $260.
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 Central African Republic
There are clearly defined ethnic zones; the forest region, inhabited by Bantu groups, the Mbaka, Lissongo, Mbimu, and Babinga; the river banks, populated by the Sango, Yakoma, Baniri, and Buraka; and the savannah region, where the Banda, Sande, Sara, Ndle, and Bizao live.
1960 Achieved independence as Central African Republic; David Dacko, the nephew of the late Boganda, was elected president.
It is bounded to the northeast and east by Sudan, to the south by the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and the Republic of the Congo, to the west by Cameroon, and to the northwest by Chad.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/countryfacts/centralafricanrepublic.html   (792 words)

  
 SOLD DOWN THE RIVER | CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CAR is one of the poorest countries in the region.
Only the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a lower per capita GNP but, in spite of being a country at war, its inhabitants can expect to live a few years longer on average than their counterparts in CAR.
Total log production in CAR has increased significantly during the 1990s and is set to continue rising in line with structural adjustment policies.
www.forestsmonitor.org /reports/solddownriver/car.htm   (2161 words)

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