Michel Djotodia

war and conflict

The Diamond Trade Is Fueling Conflict in the Central African Republic

A new report says armed groups in the war-torn country earn as much as $5.8 million annually from illegal taxation and the mining and sale of diamonds.
Samuel Oakford
6.21.15
war and conflict

Tentative Peace Reached in Central African Republic After Two Years of Brutal Fighting

Ten groups in the war-torn nation have agreed to lay down their arms, potentially ending a cycle of retribution and ethnic cleansing that began in March 2013.
Samuel Oakford
5.12.15
africa

Meet the Man Who Rescues Child Soldiers

There are more than 6,000 child soldiers in the Central African Republic, including girls held as sex slaves. Souleymane Diatabé saves them.
Danny Gold
5.14.14
war and conflict

Central African Republic President Resigns Amid Sectarian Violence

The short-lived rule of rebel leader-turned-president Michel Djotodia.
Danny Gold
1.11.14
News

Central African Republic President Resigns Amid Sectarian Violence

Michel Djotodia, the president of the Central African Republic, abruptly resigned today. At this point, no one is entirely sure what this means for the country, which has been plagued by anarchic violence since early December.
Danny Gold
1.10.14
FRANCE

A New Year Brings New Unrest in the Central African Republic

Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia praised his supporters and blamed the country's bouts of horrific violence on his rivals.
Robert King
1.7.14
News

A New Year Brings New Unrest in the Central African Republic

In his New Year's address, Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia praised his supporters and blamed the country's recent bouts of horrific violence on his rivals. Meanwhile, 1 million people remain displaced by the fighting, taking shelter...
Robert King
1.3.14
Central African Republic

Sectarian Violence Is Devastating the Central African Republic

UN officials are warning that there's a very real threat of genocide in Central African Republic. But nothing appears to be changing.
Ben Makuch
11.27.13
News

What Was the South African Military Doing in the Central African Republic?

There is much speculation over why South African President Jacob Zuma deployed his forces to support the Central Africa Republic's clearly failing, dictatorial government. The most popular theory is that both the ANC and its members have private...
Henk Lustig
4.25.13