the fighting intensifies, the shortage threatens Bangui and the CEEC is preparing to send a sub-regional force

The post-electoral crisis continues in the Central African Republic. After the proclamation of the results which gave the outgoing president Faustin-Archange Touadéra the winner with 53.92% of the voters, the fighting against the armed groups led by the former President of the Republic François Bozizé intensified.

Unfortunately for this Central African country, these fights have a negative impact on the country’s economy. The capital Bangui that the rebels want to recover has seen its food supply cut off, because the goods no longer arrive on time and suddenly, prices are soaring. According to international organizations, if the situation continues, they portend negative economic consequences. Because Bangui is refueled from its eastern route to Cameroon. The observation is that no more trucks circulate in this axis. The truckers consider that this axis is very insecure and avoid reprisals.

However, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has decided to send troops for the composition of a sub-regional force which is deployed in the Central African Republic “in the days that follow”, declared the Central African Prime Minister. , Firmin Ngrebada.
Continuing, he underlines that “the will to support the legitimate authorities of the Central African Republic was clear, resulting in the decision to send ECCAS forces to secure the electoral process engaged and the country”. This after the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad, Sylvie Baipo, as part of the follow-up to the recommendations of the last videoconference of ECCAS Heads of State held on December 26, 2020.


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