Central African Republic: Opposition paints gloomy assessment of 2023

In the Central African Republic, the Republican Bloc for the Defence of the Constitution (BRDC) held a press conference in Bangui on Friday (December 29th). For this platform made up of opposition leaders, the balance sheet of socio-political activities in the year that is coming to an end is bleak.

Anicet Georges Dologuélé, former Prime Minister and opponent of the Central African Republic, Member of Parliament, member of the BRDC, the Republican Bloc for the Defence of the Constitution. © Wikimedia Commons

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After pointing to the new Constitution and the arrests of opponents, in front of the press, the Republican Bloc for the Defense of the Constitution also unveiled the main lines of its political struggle for the year 2024.


The year 2023 was marked by the death of democracy in our country. Democrats whose fault is to work for the restoration of democracy have been convicted, in violation of the elementary rules of the rights of the defence, denounces Crépin Mboli Goumba, coordinator of the Republican Bloc for the Defence of the Constitution, at the microphone of our correspondent Rolf Steve Domia-Leu. The MP for the 4th district of the city of Bangui, Dominique Yandocka, was arrested at his residence, in defiance of the immunity conferred on him by his status as a deputy of the nation and outside legal hours. We call for his immediate release. Some leaders are hunted down to the point of choosing the path of exile. The same relentlessness can be observed against Martin Ziguélé and Anice-Georges Dologuélé, respectively presidents of the MLPC and URCA, members of the BRDC. Almost eight years after President Touadéra came to power, an army worthy of the name has not been formed. We are militarily under the tutelage of the Wagner Group, the Rwandan army, MINUSCA and, now, Bancroft."

The President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadéra, will also take the floor on December 31 to present to the nation the assessment of the government's activities and the outlook for the year 2024.

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