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Armed vehicles from the French Operation Sangaris armed force on a street in Bangui as they patrol the city, October 2015. Courtesy of PA Images/Herve Serefio

Can the Central African Republic Carry on Without France?

Cynthia Glock
RUSI Journal, 19 January 2018
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Africa
France has historically played a key role in the politics and security of the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic (CAR) has a long history of internal instability and conflict, which has usually been resolved through French military intervention. These issues resurface generally when political and economic difficulties re-emerge, creating a circle of conflict and intervention in which both countries have been involved for decades. Cynthia Glock takes stock of the current situation and its historical context, and asks how long the CAR and France will continue to be bound by this dynamic.

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