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Understanding the Central African Republic

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In which John discusses the ongoing war in the Central African Republic and how complex news stories that don't meet our expectations can go ignored, even when they're very important. REMINDER: EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ARE ALLOWED TO BE OVER FOUR MINUTES.

A much more detailed and very interesting overview of the conflict beginning in 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...)

The (slightly out of date but still very helpful from a historical/demographic background perspective) CIA Factbook on the CAR: https://www.cia.gov/library...

Further background from the ICRC on the internal displacement in the CAR: http://www.icrc.org/eng/res...

Good story about the CAR from the Economist: http://www.economist.com/bl...
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In which John discusses the ongoing war in the Central African Republic and how complex news stories that don't meet our expectations can go ignored, even when they're very important. REMINDER: EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ARE ALLOWED TO BE OVER FOUR MINUTES.

A much more detailed and very interesting overview of the conflict beginning in 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...)

The (slightly out of date but still very helpful from a historical/demographic background perspective) CIA Factbook on the CAR: https://www.cia.gov/library...

Further background from the ICRC on the internal displacement in the CAR: http://www.icrc.org/eng/res...

Good story about the CAR from the Economist: http://www.economist.com/bl... Show less

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