Speculating on Crisis: The Progressive Disintegration of the Central African Republic’s Political Economy

Lotje de Vries, Tim Glawion – 2015

The most recent wave of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) began sweeping across the country in 2012. It started when the Séléka, an alliance of rebel groups operating in the north-east of the country, set off for the capital Bangui. They ousted President François Bozizé in March 2013 and installed their leader, Michel Djotodia, as president. The violence of the Séléka provoked the emergence of a loose coalition of local defence groups, the Anti-balaka. Violence between and among the groups forced Djotodia to step down in January 2014, and a weak transitional government was installed.

Title
Speculating on Crisis: The Progressive Disintegration of the Central African Republic’s Political Economy
Publisher
Netherlands Institute of International Relations
Location
Clingendael
Keywords
Central African Republic, armed conflict, external actors, democracy, Research Project C10
Date
2015-10
Language
eng
Type
Text