A Cinderella story gone wrong: The Central African Republic’s state failure

Jazmín Silva


Over the past few decades, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been coined
many names, among them: Cinderella, impoverished, phantom/failed state. This
last term, has been used by many scholars, leaders, and members of organizations
internationally. In the following article we study the case of the CAR’s state failure by tracing its history as a French colony, by taking its former nickname the Cinderella of French Africa as a counter comparison to the fairy tale’s happy ending and by fnally presenting a qualitative analysis to confrm that it has become a failed state.

Palabras clave

CAR; failed state; colonialism; coup d’état; civil war.

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