Skip to comments.Woman Chosen to Lead Central African Republic Out of Mayhem
Posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:47 AM PST by Pan_Yan
BANGUI, Central African Republic Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleaguered capital to serve as the interim president of the Central African Republic, a country in the grip of a sectarian civil war.
Catherine Samba-Panza, 58, will be the first woman to lead the nation, and she will probably serve for a little over a year, with the goal of leading it to national elections. Her appointment came from an unusual assortment of unelected rebel sympathizers, politicians, artists and others who have filled in as a substitute parliament for a nation so fractured that it has suffered a total breakdown of the state in recent months.
One Western diplomat close to the selection process said that numerous members of the transitional council that selected Ms. Samba-Panza had approached her for bribes, offering to sell their vote, but that she had refused. On the other side of the spectrum, the diplomat said, another candidate who got no votes bribed 30.
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I’m not buying the bribe story
My map of Africa must be outdated.
Where is Mayhem?
That guy is awesome.
I did not know he lived in Africa, though...
Ob November 9, 2016 the headline of the New York Times will read”
“Woman Chosen to Lead Central the United States Out of Mayhem”
Sarah Palin Elected President!!
They tried this in Haiti
Allow grandma to run the store....
The 0bama team appointed her?
Samba-Panza will be tilting at windmills...
There is very little information about her available. She's a lawyer and business woman who war raised in Chad and moved to CAR when 18. She was appointed mayor of the capital by a compromise so she has a history of being respected by numerous opposing factions. The next highest vote-getter was the son of a former dictator.
I hope she does well. That country has never had very good options.
How on Earth is that place even a country?
Even if you stop the war, it will still be a rat hole. Might as well bring back Emperor Bokassa to complete the continued delusions.
The 0bama team appointed her?
Why no options
Central African land is quite fertile
Problem is and has always been
Today the developed world denys that
It was news to me too; but it goes a long way to explaining what a train wreck the continent is....
It was news to me too; but it goes a long way to explaining what a train wreck the continent is....Walter Williams pointed out the reason why Africa is and has been a disaster. Tribalism for one (which I can attest to), lack of access to navigation and lack of desire.
Good luck to her, the C.A.R. is a sheethole more than ever after about 50 years of dictitorial rule.
Bokassa made Idi Amin look sane in comparison.
Hope will always triumph over experience.
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