Why are they fighting in the Central African Republic? | Start Here

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    The presidential election in the Central African Republic was supposed to cement a peace deal. Instead, thousands of people are running for their lives and a former president wanted for “inciting genocide” is being blamed. How did it all go so wrong?

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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.

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