1 The Central African Republic (‘CAR’) was granted independence in 1960. Since then, four successive coups and a series of attempted coups shaped its history, its politics, its socio-economics, and even its ethnic and religious composition. The more recent history of the CAR has witnessed a series of crises on an ethnic and religious basis which led to the establishment of authoritarian regimes (see Authoritarianism) and the commission of mass crimes, serious human rights violations, and economic crimes which, in almost all cases, remain unpunished. Particularly...
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