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Ange-Félix Patassé

Ange-Félix Patassé  

1937–Former president of the Central African Republic.Ange-Félix Patassé was born in Paoua, in the northwestern Central African Republic, and studied at the Higher School of Tropical Agriculture in ...
Azande

Azande  

Major ethnic group of southern Sudan, northeastern Congo-Kinshasa, and the southeastern Central African Republic.In the early nineteenth century the Bandia people formed kingdoms that ruled over the ...
Baka

Baka  

Ethnic group of north Central Africa.The Baka primarily inhabit southwestern Sudan, the eastern Central African Republic, and northern Uganda. They speak a Nilo-Saharan language and belong to the ...
Banda

Banda  

The largest ethnic group of the Central African Republic; they also occupy adjacent parts of Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Banda number nearly 1.3 million. They ...
Bangui

Bangui  

Capital and largest city of the Central African Republic.Sited on the northwest bank of the Ubangi River, Bangui is both a major trading center and the national capital. The ...
Barthélemy Boganda

Barthélemy Boganda  

1910–1959 Nationalist leader and hero of the Central African Republic.Born into a family of subsistence farmers, Barthélemy Boganda attended Catholic mission schools and seminaries in Brazzaville and ...
Bororo

Bororo  

Ethnic group of west Central Africa, also known as the Wodaabe.The Bororo primarily inhabit the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad. They speak Fulani, a Niger-Congo language ...
Chad

Chad  

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Chad has had decades of civil war, and is still subject to many rebellions. Its future could be transformed by oilChad's territory forms a basin centred on Lake Chad on the western border. The ...
Chari

Chari  

River in Chad and the Central African Republic.The 950-kilometer (590-mile) long Chari River drains a 650,000 square kilometer (250,000 square mile) basin in Chad and the Central African Republic ...
Congo

Congo  

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Second longest river in Africa.The Congo River is 4,374 km (2,718 mi) long, and its drainage basin is about 3,457,000 sq km (about 1,335,000 sq mi), covering almost all ...
Congo

Congo  

The smaller of the two Congos is potentially oil rich, but its recurring civil war has held back developmentThe country's official name is the Republic of the Congo, though it is also known as Congo ...
David Dacko

David Dacko  

1930–2003 President of the Central African Republic (1960–1965, 1979–1981).During his first presidency of the Central African Republic, David Dacko relied on the support of a narrow elite backed by ...
DNA: An Alternative Record of African History

DNA: An Alternative Record of African History  

Missing historical identity has always plagued African Americans. In a dramatic protest against this problem, Malcolm Little rejected his American surname and took on X to denote his lost, and ...
Female Circumcision in Africa

Female Circumcision in Africa  

The term female circumcision is commonly used to refer to surgical operations performed in over thirty African, Middle Eastern, and southeast Asian countries, by immigrants from those countries ...
Fulani

Fulani  

Pastoral people of West Africa widely dispersed through parts of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon, with smaller numbers in surrounding countries; also known as Peul, Fula, and ...
Gabon

Gabon  

An equatorial country on Africa's Atlantic coast, bounded inland by Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Congo.Physical.Along the coast of Gabon are many lagoons, mangrove swamps, and large deposits of ...
Gbaya

Gbaya  

Ethnic group of the western Central African Republic, eastern Cameroon, northern Republic of the Congo, and northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Gbaya, who speak a Niger-Congo language, ...
Jean-Bédel Bokassa

Jean-Bédel Bokassa  

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(1921–96)President of the Central African Republic (1966–76); emperor of the Central African Empire (1976–79). After a distinguished career in the French Army, Bokassa became commander-in-chief of ...
Mandija

Mandija  

Ethnic group of the Central African Republic; also known as the Mandja and the Mandjia.The Mandija primarily inhabit the central part of the Central African Republic. They speak a ...
Ngbandi

Ngbandi  

Ethnic group of Central Africa.The Ngbandi primarily inhabit the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the southern Central African Republic. They speak a Niger-Congo language. The ...

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