Central African Republic Overview
OVERVIEW The landlocked Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony, borders the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south, Cameroon on the west, Chad on the north and Sudan on the east. Since declaring independence from France in 1960, the CAR has endured frequent periods of unrest, including numerous coups. Following the full withdrawal of French forces in 1998, the United Nations established a peacekeeping contingent called the United...
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