Sixty years after gaining independence, the Central African Republic is still struggling to consolidate as a state. Despite many attempts to stabilise it, the country remains trapped in the vicious cycle of violence that began in late 2012. Violent rejection of the December 2020 election results threatens the 2019 Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation. A new approach is needed to break the cycle of violence and instability.
About the author
Mohamed M Diatta, who holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, is a Researcher in the ISS’s Africa Peace and Security Governance Programme. Before joining ISS he taught Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po Paris. His research areas include governance, democracy, peace and security, state building and African regional organisations.
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