Central African Republic signs peace deal with rebels

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    Central African Republic signs peace deal with rebels - Yahoo! News
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    Any move towards peace is a good thing! Wish them the very best! #Africa
     
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    The problem in CAR is corruption, though. I've never gone there and don't intend to. They need a generation of good government now to stabilise the country and move towards genuine governanance.

    For anyone interested, there is a wonderful Danish satirical documentary where he buys himself the position of the Liberian ambasador to CAR. It is funny - and disturbing.
     
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    Bozize ousted in coup...
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    C. African Republic president overthrown by rebels
    24 Mar.`13 — Rebels overthrew Central African Republic's president of a decade on Sunday, seizing the presidential palace and declaring that the desperately poor country has "opened a new page in its history." The country's president fled the capital, while extra French troops moved to secure the airport, officials said.
     
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    Rebels can't agree who's gonna be top dog...
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    Split appears in C. African rebel coalition
    25 Mar.`13 — A split in the leadership of the Central African Republic rebel coalition emerged Monday, only two days after the insurgents seized the capital of this impoverished nation and chased out the president.
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    CAR Leader Flees; Rebel Chief Declares Self President
    March 25, 2013 - The ousted president of the Central African Republic has fled to Cameroon, as rebels who overthrew him named a new head of state and pledged to hold elections within three years.

     
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    New boss worse than the old boss...
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    Strongman will rule by decree
    Wed, Mar 27, 2013 - MEAN STREETS: Rebels in the Central African Republic were initially welcomed with palm leaves, but the mood darkened in the capital, Bangui, after an outbreak of looting
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    Bozize Falls and Zuma Fails in the CAR
    26 March 2013 - Analysis
     
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    Yes, the new boss will no doubt be dreadful. The CAR has never had good government, and isn't about to now. It really has failed state written all over it.
     
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    Djotodia solidifying his position...
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    CAR Army Chiefs Pledge Allegiance to Coup Leader
    March 28, 2013 — Central African Republic's army chiefs pledged allegiance to the country's self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia on Thursday as the ex-rebel leader consolidated control four days after his fighters seized the capital.
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    Central African Integration Better on Paper Than Practice
    March 28, 2013 — It has been more than 20 years since heads of state created the six-nation Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa, CEMAC, to foster regional integration among members with a common currency. Legally, tariffs have been eliminated, but in practice there has been no progress on realizing a free trade bloc. The movement of goods and people on the border where Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon all converge is as controlled as ever.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - All former bribery deals off, gonna have to bribe the new guy now...
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    CAR's Djotodia to Review Minerals Deals
    March 29, 2013 — Central African Republic's new President Michel Djotodia, who seized power last week, said on Friday he would review resource deals signed by the previous government and promised to step down at elections in 2016.
     

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