CAR presidency – please pray!

CAR President Touadera voting in the last election

Please pray for peace in CAR as elections loom on the horizon.  The two most recent ex-presidents are now in the country.  The eastern 2/3 of the country is still held by rebels, who entered in 2013 to oust one, Bozize, and put in the other, Ndjotodia.

Ex-presidents back in CAR ahead of polls    Read more:

The unexpected return of 2 former presidents to the Central African Republic, the main figures in a civil war that still bloodies the country despite an 11-month-old peace accord, has set the stage for high-stakes political chess ahead of elections in December.

Francois Bozize, who is under an international arrest warrant for his role in the conflict, returned from exile in Uganda in mid-December — timing that would enable him to mount a presidential run under electoral rules.

Meanwhile the man who overthrew Bozize in 2013, Michel Djotodia, is also back in the country.

Even though Djotodia may also have his sights set on the presidency,  current CAR president Touadera greeted him at the airport upon his arrival in Bangui on Friday.

Touadera, by allying himself with Djotodia, may be locking in support from his predecessor’s rebel group, which controls the northeast     Ludovic MARIN, AFP/File

These machinations are potentially explosive in a country where fighting is still claiming lives despite a peace accord signed last February.

More than two-thirds of the former French colony is still under the control of armed rebel groups fighting over its rich mineral resources.



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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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