Institute for the Advancement of Developing Economies


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Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2014.



Copyright 2014 JADE


This paper examines the complex involvement of neighbours and other states in the leadership or political crisis in the CAR through a content analysis. It further discusses the repercussions of this on the unity and leadership of the country. The CAR has, for a long time, been embroiled in a crisis that has impeded the unity of the country. It is a failed state in Africa to say the least, and the involvement of neighbouring and other states in the crisis in one way or the other has compounded the multifarious problems of this country. Some of these states have operated on double standards and have rather advanced their own agendas. These agendas have been at variance with the need to bring lasting peace to this war-torn country. Through a historical analysis of the situation, this paper x-rays this negative role of some of these states which has kept the CAR a politically volatile country with consequences for the stability of the Central African region as a whole.