Central African Republic

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Central African Republic became independent on 13 Aug. 1960, after having been one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa. A Constitution of 1976 provided for the country to be a parliamentary democracy to be known as the Central African Empire. President Bokassa became Emperor Bokassa I. He was overthrown in 1979. In 1981 General André Kolingba took power, initiating a gradual return to constitutional rule.


Cotton Fabric Liberal Democratic Party Central African Republic Constitutional Rule Parliamentary Democracy 
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République Centrafricaine


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Further Reading

  1. Kalck, P., Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, (NJ), 1992.—Central African Republic. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1993Google Scholar
  2. Titley, B., Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa. McGill-University Press. Montreal, 1997Google Scholar

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