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Video: One year into new CAR presidency, security still precarious

Issouf Sango, AFP | This file photo shows Faustin Archange Touadera in Bangui on February 14, 2016.

One year after Faustin-Archange Touadera became president of the Central African Republic, citizens say the security situation has improved, but more work remains to be done. FRANCE 24's Clément Bonnerot reports from Bangui.


When he took office, Touadera promised to unify the country, which was plunged into sectarian violence after a coup in 2013. The country is more secure under Touadera, but 60 percent of the country remains under the control of armed groups.

Locals say they see signs that the economy is starting to pick up, but the country has a long way to go. More than 48 percent of its citizens are hungry and only 35 percent have access to safe drinking water.

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