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AUG 26, 2016 - The Economist

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Nostalgia for a nightmare

What’s on the menu later? HE CALLED himself the Emperor of Central Africa. Others dubbed him the Butcher of Bangui. Jean-Bédel Bokassa seized power in a coup on December 31st, 1965 and ruled what is now the Central African Republic (CAR) until he was ousted by French soldiers in 1979. In his early years in office he was corrupt, brutal ...

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