Government in Central Africa Republic

  • Central African Republic – candidates call for vote count to be halted

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2016/01/06 Electorate queue to cast their ballots at a polling centre during the presidential election in the mainly Muslim PK-5 neighborhood in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, December 30, 2015. Two thirds of the 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot. A lot of voters hoped the Dec. 30 poll would replace peace to a country where thousands have died and around 1 million have fled during three years of conflict, but with such dissent from the 20 or so candidates, that may be a forlorn hope.
  • Michel Djotodia, has been sworn in as president

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2013/08/23 The interim leader of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, has been sworn in as president. Djotodia took power in March next a coup and must presently organize elections to move the country toward stability. The inauguration took place in the capital, Bangui, on Sunday, nearly five months next an alliance of rebel militias toppled the CAR government under the last president. Djotodia vowed on Sunday "to preserve the peace, to consoldiate national unity [and] to ensure the well-being of the Central African people" before the Constitutional Court.
  • The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Michel Djotodia

    BENIN, 2013/07/18 The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Michel Djotodia, arrived on Tuesday in Cotonou as part of an African tour, the Beninese presidency has announced. It said at the end of talks behind closed doors with his host, president Boni Yayi, the CAR interim president said he came to present the security situation in his country and ask for advice from President Yayi, whose involvement in the CAR crisis in his capacity as chairman of the African Union last year was appreciated. Interim President Djotodia said the security situation in CAR had returned to normal, except in the North where the Lord's Resistance Army of Joseph Kony was operating. He appealed to the African Union and the international community for assistance to help his countrymen threatened by famine.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • President Zuma Arrives in Brazzaville for a Meeting On the CAR

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2013/05/11 His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to take part in the prime conference of the International Contact Group that is expected to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). President Zuma is accompanied on the visit by a delegation that includes the Minister of National Security, Dr Siyabonga Cwele.