The Boy Scouts keeping the peace in the Central African Republic

A Mail & Guardian special feature

When Lord Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts, he told them to ”Be Prepared”. He could not have imagined that one day, in the Central African Republic, the Boy Scout movement would become one of the country’s few functional institutions, and would have to be prepared to deal with everything from armed conflict to potential Ebola outbreaks.

Journalist Moussa Abdoulaye, political scientist Amy Niang, photographer Will Baxter and the Mail & Guardian’s Simon Allison report from Bangui.

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Simon Allison
Simon Allison, The Continent
Simon Allison is the Africa editor of the Mail & Guardian, and the founding editor-in-chief of The Continent. He is a 2021 Young Africa Leadership Initiative fellow.

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