Central African Republic

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Baptist Mid-Missions [Central African Republic]
The missions originated in 1911 when founding father, William C. Haas, went to central Africa. They now operate in eight African countries. They have worked in the CAR since the 1920s. Has a brief history of the CAR and history of the CAR mission. Based in Cleveland, Ohio. http://www.bmm.org/

Central African Republic / Republique Centrafricaine. Direction Generale de la Statistique, des Etudes Economiques et Sociales 
In French. Official site. http://www.stat-centrafrique.com/

ECOFAC, Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale.
In French.  ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome. Has the full text of its bulletin, Canopée, on line. http://www.ecofac.org/

Forum Démocratique pour la Modernité (Democratic Forum for Modernity). FODEM
Site has closed. In French. Opposition political party formed in 1997. Its President and founder is Charles Massi, a former Minister of Mines and of Agriculture under Ange Patasse. Has a discussion group whose web site includes relevant documents.

HDPT Central African Republic - [Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team, Central African Republic]
Site has Closed. "A blog by the humanitarian and development organizations [UN agencies, Red Cross, other NGOs,] in the Central African Republic." Reports, maps, links to country profiles, Information Bulletin, list of NGOs and other agencies in the CAR, many photographs, reports (over 100 pages) on aid programs in the CAR, an interview with an Italian doctor on her 34 years working in north western CAR, etc. 

Human Rights Watch - Central African Republic
Reports on the Central African Republic. Based in New York city. http://www.hrw.org/africa/central-african-republic

International Crisis Group - Central African Republic
Full text reports and links to related sites. Has offices in the U.S., Belgium, Russia. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/central-africa/central-african-republic.aspx

Failure has many fathers: The Coup in Central African Republic
By Thierry Vircoulon. March 28, 2012.

International Monetary Fund. Central African Republic and the IMF
Statistical appendices, reports such as "Political Instability and Growth: The Central African Republic " (2004), "Central African Republic -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Interim Version" (2000). http://www.imf.org/external/country/CAF/index.htm

Kaplan, Marion - Photographs
Kaplan writes - "Born in London, I lived as photojournalist and writer in Africa for twenty years."  Includes photos of arab dhows, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, political figures (Bokassa, Haile Selassie, Jomo Kenyatta, Idi Amin), wild animals, etc.. http://www.marionkaplan.com/

Land Cover and Land Use Change in Tropical Rainforest of Africa
"In this study, we propose to use high resolution satellite imagery to map areas of forest clearing and general land cover types for the entire Central African tropical region." "The resulting land cover map will be integrated in a socio-economic study to assess the trends and patterns of deforestation by including demographic and social and environmental policies." Concerns Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire. By Sasan Saatchi and Al Wong, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Cailfornia. http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/centralafrica/africa.html

Medecins sans frontieres
In French. Works in the Central African Republic. Based in Paris, France. http://www.msf.fr/

Mouvement pour la Démocratie, l’Indépendance et le Progrès Social (MDI-PS) - MDI Centrafrique
In French. Site for the political party, Mouvement pour la Démocratie, l’Indépendance et le Progrès Social (MDI-PS). Maintained by the Representation du MDI-PS en France. http://www.chez.com/mdicentrafrique/

Organisation internationale de la francophonie. Missions d'observations d'élections
In French. Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format) on elections in the République Centrafricaine and other Francophone countries. From the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (Paris). http://www.francophonie.org/publications/elections/

See also reports on Francophone conferences.

Partnership Africa Canada
"...created in 1986 with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canadian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs)." Topics include diamond mining, the African Peer Review Mechanism, NEPAD and development. Links to African civil society organizations. Based in Ottawa, Canada. http://www.pacweb.org/

Queffelec, Ambroise - "Le francais en Centrafrique : lexique et societe"
In French. Full text of the book on the French language in CAR. (Imprint: Vanves : EDICEF, c1997. 299 pages) Includes general information on the CAR, its history, linguistic policy during the colonial period and after independence. Has a bibliography (including journal articles and Mémoire de Licence from the Université de Bangui) and a list of journals and newspapers with background on each title. http://www.bibliotheque.refer.org/html/centra/accueil.htm

Radio Ndeke Luka (Bangui, Central African Republic)
In French. Independent radio station. Current reports from articles in the Central African Republic press. Published by Fondation Hirondelle. http://www.radiondekeluka.org/

Reporters sans Frontieres / Reporters without Borders
In French, English, Spanish. RSF (based in Paris) supports freedom of the press world-wide. Reports of actions against journalists in the Central African Republic. http://www.rsf.org/

Samarin, William J. - Language and Life
Site of Linguistics Professor Emeritus W. J. Samarin. Research and publications on the Central African Republic languages - Gbaya and Sango. Also discusses pidginization, ideophones and glossolalia. Article - The recent islamization of the Central African Republic. http:// www.samarin.ca

Full text of Samarin's book - Tongues of men and angels; the religious language of Pentecostalism (New York, Macmillan [1972] 277 p. Bibliography: p. [257]-268.)
Full text of Samarin's book - Black Man's Burden : African colonial labor on the Congo and Ubangi rivers, 1880-1900 (Boulder, Westview Press, 1989. 276 p.)

Le Sango
In Sängö and French. Site of the Association pour la prommotion du sängö to promote use of the Sängö language, the Central African Republic's national language. Has a bibliography of publications on Sängö, prose and poetry, discussion list, annotated links to related sites. The owner is Marcel Diki-Kidiri, reseracher at the CNRS and author of many linguistic works. http://sango.free.fr

In French. Site with a large section about the CAR, news, history, politics, society, has a chronology of the "Présence française en Oubangui-Chari (1800-1966)." Site based in Le Blanc Mesnil, France. http://www.sangonet.com/Centrafrique.html

Security Council Report - UN Documents for Central African Republic
Reports about the CAR. Security Council Report is an independent organization based in New York, NY. Its mission is to "advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council." http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/un-documents/central-african-republic/

In French. Internet, phone, Minitel provider in the CAR. In charge of domain name registration for the Central African Republic. http://www.socatel.cf/

Sô zowa laâ
In French. " Ce site a pour vocation d'être un annuaire des Centrafricains à travers le monde. "Sozoala ?", ou "Sô zowa laâ ?" en sängö académique, signifie (les puristes me corrigeront) "Qui est cette personne ?". Le nom du site s'est inspiré du célèbre annuaire "Who's who ?"." Find individuals by name, year of birth, place of birth, country of residence, occupation. Includes a map of the Central African Republic's regions and links to CAR sites. Maintained by Louis Gelin who lives in Morocco. http://www.sozowala.com/

United Nations. Cartographics Section
In English and French. Has detailed African maps (regional, country for most countries) in Adobe pdf format. Also has maps and background text for African peace-keeping missions (Central African Republic), also in Adobe pdf format. Describes the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Map Collection. http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm

United Nations - MINUSCA
In French. History, communiques, videos, official reports, radio reports (in French), etc. https://minusca.unmissions.org/

United Nations. Mission in the Central African Republic, MINURCA
Peacekeeping mission estab. by the U.N. Security Council April 15, 1998. Includes a profile of MINURCA, operations map, press release (27 March 1998), Security Council resolution 1159 (27 March 1998),  Report of the Secretary-General (23 February 1998). http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/Missions/car.htm

United Nations. Relief Web - Africa Maps
A huge number and variety of maps including Central Africa (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congos, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon). http://www.reliefweb.int/w/map.nsf/Home%3fOpenForm

United States Agency for International Development
Use the Search box to find full text articles on the CAR. USAID newsletters such as SD Abstracts can also be searched for articles on CAR and the environment, health, economics, agriculture, education. [KF] http://www.usaid.gov/index.html

United States. Census Bureau. Census Dates for Countries and Areas of Africa: 1945 to 2004

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Central African Republic
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-c/central-african-republic.html

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Central African Republic
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html

United States. Department of State. Background Note. Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State. Foreign Affairs Network (DOSFAN)
Information up to Jan. 20, 2001. Has a keyword searchable database. Locate State Dept. briefings, speeches of the Secty. of State, country human rights reports, travel (foreign per diem allowance rates, passports, etc.), trade,and business information, key officials. http://www.state.gov/index.html

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Central African Republic
2012 Report,2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report,, 1993-1995 Reports. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/

U.S. Dept. of State. Travel Warning - Central African Republic
Travel Warnings: http://travel.state.gov./travel/warnings.html
Consular Information Sheets: http://travel.state.gov./travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html

University of Pennsylvania African Studies - Central African Republic Page
Map, embassy and travel information, etc. on the Central African Republic. UPenn has a keyword search facility for their very large web site.http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/CAR.html

WISARD, Web Based Information System for Agricultural Research for Development
A database directory of rural development, agricultural research projects. Select Project Information, then Country to locate projects by country. http://www.wisard.org/wisard/home.asp

World Bank
The Central African Republic section includes - environmental and livestock projects, structural adjustment reports, basic indicators (population, land area, GNP, growth rate, life expectancy, school enrollment). http://www.worldbank.org/