People in Bangui, Central African Republic. Editorial credit: sandis sveicers / Shutterstock.com

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic suffers from pervasive insecurity and an absence of state authority in much of the country. Efforts to reach a negotiated settlement between the government and various armed groups have not yet produced major agreements. The country faces a humanitarian crisis, and violent attacks against civilians, including sexual violence, are an acute risk in many areas.

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Freedom in the World — Central African Republic Country Report

Central African Republic is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

News & Perspectives on Central African Republic