What is currently happening in Central Africa?

What is happening in Central African Republic? Years of conflict and instability have destroyed infrastructure and government institutions, leaving millions of Central Africans without access to clean water, health care and food. Only three percent of Central Africans have access to running water.

What challenges does West and Central Africa face?

“The countries of West and Central Africa face three major challenges: Bridging the gap between the younger generation and aging political elites, containing violence and terror in the Sahel region, and dealing with the social and economic consequences of the pandemic.”

Is Central Africa rich or poor?

The Central African Republic remains one of the poorest countries in the world and is grappling with numerous human capital challenges. It ranks near the very bottom of the UN Human Development Index (188 out of 189 countries in 2020), which could present devastating consequences for its future generation.

How many refugees are in Central Africa?

Nearly 700,000 people have been internally displaced in the Central African Republic. Over 90 percent of those fleeing the escalating violence surrounding the 2020 elections have found refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

What are the biggest problems facing West Africa today?

However, other forms of political violence and new threats have emerged such as election related violence, longstanding ethno-national conflict, drug trafficking, maritime piracy, and extremism. Other stresses include youth inclusion, migration, the rapid development of extractive industries, and land management.

What is the main cause of conflict in many West African nations?

These conflicts are often hinged on several factors including poverty, human rights violations, bad governance and corruption, ethnic marginalization and small arms proliferation.

How does Central Africa make money?

Agriculture is the largest sector and the basis of the Central African economy, contributing half of the gross domestic product and occupying nearly four-fifths of the workforce; diamonds and timber also contribute to the economy.

Why is Africa always at war?

Africa has a high prevalence of civil wars and this is commonly attributed to the ethnic diversity of its countries. This inference seems self-evident to many, given that African rebel movements almost always are ethnically defined. Ethnic identities and hatred are thus seen as the cause of violent conflict.