Bokassa I

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Bokassa I

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(Biography) original name Jean Bedel Bokassa. 1921–96, president of the Central African Republic (1972–76); emperor of the renamed Central African Empire from 1976 until overthrown in 1979
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Therefore, your Excellency, you have a choice to make between joining Africa's greatest sons and daughters - Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Thomas Sankara and Johnson Sirleaf - or the despotic sewer of Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo, Robert Mugabe, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Jean-Bedel Bokassa et al.
Maquisard devenu president du Burundi de 2005 a aujourd'hui, Pierre Nkurunziza parviendra-t-il a s'introniser roi envers et contre tous en suivant les pas d'un certain Jean-Bedel Bokassa le 4 Decembre 1977 en Republique Centrafricaine ?
Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, later disgraced for accepting personal gifts of diamonds from Central African Republic's self-declared Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa, bought uranium from the African state for France's nuclear industry.
Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, umanity through development projects," he told the Thomson Reuters Foulater disgraced for accepting personal gifts of diamonds from Central African Republic's self-declared Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa, bought uranium from the African state for France's nuclear industry.
What looks like play is also a private act of resistance: tight shirts and extravagant clothing were banned at the time of Jean-Bedel Bokassa's dictatorship.
Central African Republic: Once the home of notorious dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa Chad: Large but sparsely populated African desert nation Comoros: Island nation off the east coast of Africa Djibouti: On the Horn of Africa and home to under a million people Dominica: This Caribbean nation only has the population of a medium-sized town Equatorial Guinea: Another west African nation Gabon: Just south of Equatorial Guinea but a good deal larger Guatemala: Central American state is home to 15 million people Guinea: Another in West Africa, as is..
But Valery Giscard d'Estaing's close links with friendly African leaders helped contribute to his defeat in the 1981 presidential elections when many voters punished him for accepting a gift of diamonds from Central Africa's Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa.
All of them, from the self-crowned Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa in 1965 to presidents David Dacko (1979), Andre Kolingba (1981), Ange-Felix Patasse (1993), Francois Bozize (2003), and Michel Djotodia (2013), have been unable to establish effective political structures and processes that could have controlled the manipulation of cultural, social, and political divisions between the people from the Ubangui River in the south and those from the savannah in the north.
Some 100,000 people are active in the mining sector but the most involved have always been the country's presidents themselves, starting with Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the former self-anointed emperor.
It is perhaps best remembered as the base of the grotesque Jean-Bedel Bokassa, who crowned himself emperor in the 1970 in a ceremony that cost an estimated one-third of the national budget.
The most notorious exhibition of France's continued tutelage over CAR occurred in 1977, when the French puppet of the time, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, crowned himself as an "emperor".
His seven year term (1964-1971), however, was cut short by a coup d'etat carried out by his cousin, army commander Jean-Bedel Bokassa.
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