Central African Republic

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#10
0

Communities at risk

Muslims, Christians, Kaba (Sara), Mboum, Mbororo, Gula, Aka

Summary

The wholesale division of the Central African Republic along religious lines has seen a decrease in the worst of the violence between Christian ‘anti-Balaka’ militias and Muslim ex-Séléka rebels. Muslim communities still living in the capital Bangui or in areas controlled by anti-Balaka are largely confined to enclaves guarded by UN or French peacekeepers, who… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflictsNo data
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.205
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.6
Rise of factionalized elites10
Voice and Accountability-1.423
Political Stability-2.673
Rule of Law-1.733
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.02

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The wholesale division of the Central African Republic along religious lines has seen a decrease in the worst of the violence between Christian ‘anti-Balaka’ militias and Muslim ex-Séléka rebels. Muslim communities still living in the capital Bangui or in areas controlled by anti-Balaka are largely confined to enclaves guarded by UN or French peacekeepers, who themselves face accusations of sexual abuse. Presidential elections passed off peacefully in early 2016 but land disputes between Muslim pastoralists and Christian farmers in the centre and north of the country will be challenging to resolve, as will claims for autonomy in the north-east.