Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic has deferred its presidential and legislative polls until Jan. 23, 2011 due to violent attacks by rebel groups. Elections were originally slated for April before being postponed to May and then October 2010. Rebel groups such as the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army are active in the nation’s north and east regions, Reuters reports. The European Union’s mission in CAR said July 26 that the bloc is ready to provide 6.2 billion CFA francs (USD12.4 million) in election aid if the election timetable is finalized by a presidential decree.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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