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/wiki/Central_African_Republic_conflict_(2012%E2%80%93present)
The (slightly out of date but still very helpful from a historical/demographic background perspective) CIA Factbook on the CAR: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/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ct.html
Further background from the ICRC on the internal displacement in the CAR: http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/update/2013/11-25-central-african-republic-displaced-health-risk.htm
Good story about the CAR from the Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/baobab/2014/04/central-african-republic
Tagged under: central african republic,africa,news,politics,peace,war,nerdfighters
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