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4.6 million people, one psychologist: The Central African Republic’s mental health crisis

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles

In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned to the...

Russia is the clumsy latecomer at Africa’s superpower party

Leaked documents reveal the scale of Russia’s ambition in Africa — but so far the continent has not been kind to Vladimir Putin and his friends

Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading

Armed groups in the CAR believe that a new peace deal has granted them amnesty. But that’s not what the deal actually says

It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has been in crisis for most of its existence. Can a new peace deal change things?

​Boy Scouts in a war zone

There are more boy scouts than peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Even in the midst of a civil war, the scouts are arguably more effective

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index

The boy who walked again

Conflict in CAR has left thousands of people without limbs. A new prosthetics centre is helping a lucky few to get back on their feet

Using UN troops to make countries more stable can be a risky business

The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve

A tourist’s guide to Bangui

The capital of the Central African Republic could be a great holiday destination – if it weren’t for the civil war

SA soldiers died in CAR while generals dithered

While South African soldiers were fighting for their lives in the CAR last year, a different battle was going on back at defence headquarters.

Bangui bunglers score R209m in contracts

The company that left SA troops high and dry in the CAR is still bagging major SANDF contracts.

Rwanda sends battalion to CAR

In efforts to stem the violence in the Central African Republic, Rwanda says it will send some 800 troops to the country.

Gun battles in Central African Republic create fresh panic

Gun battles between rival militias in Bangui, the CAR's capital, has killed at least one person and sent hundreds fleeing to a makeshift camp.

SA soldiers killed at Bangui were ‘unprotected’ by bulletproof vests

The incorrect use of bulletproof vests in the Battle of Bangui in the CAR has been blamed for the deaths of 15 South African soldiers.

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