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Central African Republic

  • Palgrave Macmillan
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

One of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa, the Central African Republic became independent on 13 Aug. 1960. A constitution of 1976 provided for a parliamentary democracy to be known as the Central African Empire. President Bokassa became Emperor Bokassa I. He was overthrown in 1979. In 1981 Gen. André Kolingba took power, initiating a gradual return to constitutional rule.

Keywords

Prime Minister Presidential Election Central African Republic Parliamentary Democracy UNESCO World Heritage 
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Further Reading

  1. Kalck, Pierre, Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic. 3rd ed. 2004Google Scholar
  2. Titley, B., Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa. 1997Google Scholar
  3. National Statistical Office: Division des Statistiques, des Études Économiques et Sociales, BP 696, Bangui.Google Scholar
  4. Website (French only): http://www.stat-centrafrique.com

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