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Civil War in Central African Republic

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2017,01 Jun 2018

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The political instability of the Central African Republic CAR dates back to the years of independence. This status quo has provoked marginalization of specific ethnic groups in the country by different leaders of state institutions. Located in the center of Africa, the CAR enjoys a strategic position, and is endowed with natural resources coveted by the West, but particularly by France, its former colonizer. Various sub-regional forces are set up in CAR for the purpose of stabilizing the country for lasting peace. MINUSCA replaced troops deployed by the African Union, to include MISCA, with UN forces after their failure to stabilize the country in September 2014. Despite the presence of UN forces, armed groups continue to sow the terror among the population. This inter-religious conflict between Muslims and Christians has nearly divided the country in two. This paper concludes that a solution is only likely if the various actors mentioned herein are involved in the peace process.

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  • Government and Political Science

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