8 Things You Need To Know About The Civil War In Central African Republic

Written by Lillian Mutiso

Central African Republic is a landlocked nation that has a population of 4.6 million people. It is rich in gold, oil and uranium but is one of the poorest nations in the world.

Since independence from France in 1960, Central African Republic has experienced political instability and several military coups. In February 2016, Faustin-Archange Touedara was elected president.

Below are some things to know about the civil war that has hit the nation since December 10, 2012.

Sources: BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, UNHCR, SECURITY COUNCIL REPORT, Al Jazeera