Central African Republic Appoints Economy Minister as New PM

The Central African Republic’s Economy Minister Felix Moloua became premier on Wednesday after the president fired the post’s predecessor.

According to a presidential decree read on public radio, Moloua is to retain his ministry position while also becoming the new head of government in the former French colony. The rest of the cabinet line-up remains the same.

Central African Republic’s President Faustin Archange Touadera

The 64-year-old replaces Henri-Marie Dondra, who was sacked on Monday as tensions have escalated between pro-Russian and pro-French political elite.

Russia’s influence in the mineral-rich Country has steadily increased in recent years.

In late 2020, at Bangui’s request, Russian military contractors helped quell a rebellion against President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

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