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Story Publication logo June 21, 2010

Central Africans Weigh in on Elections and Peace

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Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN...


Politics are complex and high-stakes in the Central African Republic, as they are most anywhere. In this audio essay, I try to look at what boring-sounding words and phrases - "elections," "disarmament and demobilization" - mean in a country like the CAR.

I also wanted to highlight the voices of Central Africans, from the capital and the countryside. One important measure of peace, probably, is whether ordinary people feel like they have it.

This reporting project is made possible through the support of the Stanley Foundation.


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