Central African Republic: A conflict mapping

In the post-colonial history of the Central African Republic, violence has often been the shortest way to presidential power. President Bozizé presented little deviation from this narrative after coming to power after a coup d’état in 2003. Whilst he faced armed opposition and a conflict-affected northwest from the outset, it is not until the rise of the Séléka, that the CAR entered into an era of unprecedented violence.