Things to know about the Central African Republic


Central African Republic FlagThe Central African Republic is a landlocked nation in focal Africa flanked toward the north by Chad, toward the east by Sudan, toward the south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and toward the west by Cameroon. Although it constitutes a disability from an economic point of view, its central position on the African continent gives the country a strategic interest. This is why France had a long military presence in this former colony of Obangi Chari, which became independent in 1960. The Central African Republic is divided into 16 provinces. Its capital is Bangui.

Language

Sango and French (Official). It is difficult to accurately count the number of speakers of a language in the Central African Republic. In addition to the problem of the multiplicity of some 60 languages.

Economy

Subsistence and forestry cultivation is the mainstay of the economy of the Central African Republic, where most of the population lives away from cities. The agricultural sector generates half of the gross domestic product. The main constraints affecting the country's economic development include the country's geographical position (surrounded by land), the limited transportation system, the highly-skilled workforce, and the legacy of poorly managed macroeconomic policies.

Education

in what in the Central African Republic is called “non-formal education” that Sango plays its most important role. Attached to the General Secretariat of National Education, the non-formal education service aims, with the collaboration of NGOs, to coordinate literacy or retraining activities and to promote both Central African culture and Sango. the service also deals with adult literacy and lifelong education.

News Media

in the written press, during the struggle for independence, several small newspapers appeared in French, but some were published in Sango. Under the Bokassa regime, the written press was closely watched and had to receive a censorship visa. It appeared exclusively in French. After the fall of the regime, the press continued to be broadcast in French. For example, the national daily Elé Songo, established by the Kolingba regime, had a title in Sango, but its content was written in French.

For many years, viewers benefited from only one channel: Télé-Centrafrique, which only broadcast seven hours a day. The place of French is preponderant in these programs, but there are magazines and television news in Sango. Central Africans can receive programs from Canal France International, which broadcasts on Télé-Centrafrique for at least one hour a day.