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Central African Republic–United States relations

Central African Republic – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Central African Republic and USA

Central African Republic

United States

Central African Republic–United States relations are the international relations between Central African Republic and the United States of America. The relations have generally been positive, although concerns over the peace of political and economic liberalization and human rights have affected the degree of support provided by the United States to the Central African Republic.


  • History 1
  • Principal Officials 2
  • Diplomatic missions 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The U.S. Embassy in Bangui was briefly closed as a result of the 1996-97 mutinies. It reopened in 1998 with limited staff, but U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Peace Corps missions previously operating in Bangui did not return. The American Embassy in Bangui again temporarily suspended operations on November 2, 2002 in response to security concerns raised by the October 2002 launch of François Bozizé's 2003 military coup.

The Embassy reopened in January 2005; however, there currently is limited U.S. diplomatic/consular representation in the C.A.R. As a result, the ability of the Embassy to provide services to American citizens remains extremely limited. The Department of State approved the lifting of Section 508 aid restrictions triggered by the coup; U.S. assistance to the Central African Republic had been prohibited except in the areas of humanitarian aid and support for democratization.

On December 27, 2012 the US closed its embassy in the Central African Republic and removed its diplomats due to rising violence from the rebellion in the country.[1]

Principal Officials

  • Ambassador, U.S. Embassy Bangui
  • Ambassador, Central African Republic Embassy Washington, D.C.--Emmanuel Touaboy

Diplomatic missions

The U.S. Embassy is located in Bangui.



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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).

External links

  • History of Central African Republic - U.S. relations
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