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Central African Republic

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The landlocked Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony, borders the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, Cameroon to the west, Chad to the north and Sudan and South Sudan to the east.

Since declaring independence from France in 1960, CAR has endured frequent periods of unrest, including numerous coups.

Following the full withdrawal of French forces in 1998, the United Nations established the U.N. Mission in CAR (MINURCA);...

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