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In tonight’s edition: The green light from South Africa’s High Court. Former gold miners who contracted lung disease allegedly caused by years of working underground, can sue the mining companies they worked for. Central African Republic rolls out the red carpet for French President François Hollande before he heads to Nigeria, where a regional summit on the battle against Boko Haram kicks off this Saturday. DJ Benjamin LeBrave joins us to talk modern musical sounds from the continent.
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In This Story: Central African Republic
The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.
As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.