Coup in the CAR
March 17, 2003 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Meanwhile, over in Africa. While the Central African Republic President was gone, a General came in and seized power. What will happen to the millions wanted for food in the CAR is unknown, but more people may leave the CAR.
posted by RobbieFal (5 comments total)
Keep you hands were I can see 'em and get out of the CAR.
posted by Holden at 8:50 AM on March 17, 2003

Gee, I bet if oil was there, we'd be issuing ultimatums already...
posted by drstrangelove at 12:48 PM on March 17, 2003

To preempt the oil jokes, the US has donated three times more aid to the CAR than the EU in the last year, and is, by far, the leading aid donor to that country. The country has been in Civil War, and the former President was not fairly elected, so maybe the General will be for the better in the poor nation.
posted by Kevs at 1:07 PM on March 17, 2003

(As an aside, the French gave protection to the CAR coup leader last year after a failed coup, allowing him to avoid jail and return for the campaign at present).
posted by Kevs at 1:34 PM on March 17, 2003

So I see another country's misfortune has quickly become another US vs EU pissing match.
posted by Summer at 2:20 AM on March 18, 2003

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