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At the Heart of the Central African Republic's Struggles

Jan 6, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
France withdrew its forces -- shown patrolling the Muslim district of Bangui -- from the Central African Republic in October 2016, following three of the bloodiest years in the country's history since it gained independence in 1960. The Central African Republic's geographic challenges and political instability bode ill for its development.
France withdrew its forces -- shown patrolling the Muslim district of Bangui -- from the Central African Republic in October 2016, following three of the bloodiest years in the country's history since it gained independence in 1960. The Central African Republic's geographic challenges and political instability bode ill for its development.
(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Many African countries must contend with the constraints of being landlocked, along with a shortage of fertile soil and an abundance of political and security problems. The Central African Republic embodies these dilemmas. Its geographic challenges and instability bode ill for its development....

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