The country has been torn apart by years of civil war and strife, and its people don't seem to have any faith that their leaders can fix it.
In this excerpt from 'United in Hate', the coordinator of the anti-balaka movement in Carnot takes VICE News to a diamond mine he oversees, which was reclaimed from Muslim owners during the recent conflict.
VICE News goes to PK5, a predominantly Muslim enclave of the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui, which has seen some of the most violent and brutal fighting between Muslim and Christian communities since the start of the conflict.
VICE News goes to the Central African Republic, to witness a brutal fight for economic and political control and find out what's happening to those caught in the middle.
Chris Reynolds Gordon was both homeless and a millionaire before founding Heaven SX.