Central African Republic: What's behind the crisis?

Published: 21 Jun 2021

The situation in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui is "apocalyptic" - that's how a former prime minister this week described the situation there. The UN says more than 200,000 people have fled their homes since the conflict erupted last month. Rebel forces now control two-thirds of the country.

Dr Andrew Yaw Tchie, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, gives the background to this crisis.

  • Published year: 2021
  • Full version: Listen to the interview
  • Language: English
  • Event date: 3 Feb 2021
  • Media name: BBC Newsday
  • Media type: Radio