The contemporary political history of the Central African Republic

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Paris helps crush revolt in Africa
26 April 1996. Strike and rebellion of unpaid civil servants put down by the President Ange-Félix Patassé, who ules thanks to French protection.
Why are the French, U.S. troops in the Central African Republic?
By Deirdre Griswold, Workers World, 6 June 1996. Imperial competition over profitable Rwanda and Central African Republic.
10,000 In Africa Protest French Army
The Militant, 10 June 1996. Thousands of people poured into the streets of Bangui to protest French military attacks aimed at crushing an army rebellion in the Central African Republic that began May 18. It took Paris's forces nine days to put down the rebellion by 200 soldiers—the second in as many months in the former French colony—and the ensuing anti-imperialist protests.
Rebellion In Central Africa Stings Paris
27 January 1997. History of French imperialism in central Africa, with focus on Central African Republic and frequent French intervention in support of President Ange-Felix Patasse.
French troops withdraw from Central Africa
BBC World Service, Saturday 6 December 1997. France has signed an agreement detailing its partial withdrawal of troops based in the western part of the Central African Republic by mid December. Eight thousand French troops are currently deployed in six African countries, but the French Defence ministry says the strength of its Africa force will be reduced by two thousand by the year two thousand.
Reconciliation talks in Central African Republic
BBC World Service, Friday 27 February 1998. A national reconciliation conference in Bangui to facilitate an international peacekeeping force to replace the inter-African force which has been overseeing a peace accord for the past year, is being attended by representatives of political and social groups, but boycotted by several opposition parties.