Henri Marie Dondra named Central African Republic prime minister | Latest News Table

Henri Marie Dondra named Central African Republic prime minister

Former finance minister was appointed prime minister a day after Firmin Ngrebada introduced his resignation.

Henri Marie Dondra has been named prime minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), the nation’s presidency mentioned in a press release.

The appointment of the previous finance minister on Friday got here a day after former Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada introduced his resignation and that of his authorities following legislative elections.

A former chief of workers to President Faustin-Archange Touadera, Ngrebada had been in put up since early 2019 when he helped craft a February 2019 peace deal signed with insurgent teams in Sudan that now seems on the snapping point.

The CAR has seen waves of lethal intercommunal preventing since 2013 which have killed hundreds of individuals and displaced many extra.

Violence flared up once more final yr after the constitutional courtroom rejected former President Francois Bozize’s bid to run in December’s presidential election.

Touadera was sworn in for a second five-year time period in March regardless of the opposition’s name for a rerun of the December election over alleged irregularities and low turnout.

The poll was hampered by armed teams that on the time managed about two-thirds of the nation, and a Bozize-aligned insurgent coalition mounted an offensive on the capital, Bangui, within the run-up to the polling day.

French mission suspension

The resignation of Ngrebada and subsequent appointment of Dondra got here throughout a turbulent week after France introduced it was suspending navy operations with its former colony.

Some 160 French troopers who have been offering operational help, whereas additionally coaching Central African forces, suspended their mission.

The choice didn’t have an effect on the roughly 100 French troopers concerned within the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the European Union coaching forces within the nation.

French officers have accused authorities in Bangui of failing to battle anti-French disinformation campaigns on-line, notably concentrating on the nation’s ambassador and defence attache. They’ve additionally cited the federal government’s therapy of political opposition.

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