The CAR has been grabbing sensational headlines in recent months, but the roots of the conflict, and the overall failure of CAR as a functioning state, go much further back in time. ADR’s Richard Stupart talks to DAVID SMITH, founder of CAR’s Ndeka Luka radio station, about the history and regional politics of the country, and the challenges facing attempts to quell the violence.

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Cover image: A soldier in the CAR. UNICEF | Pierre Holtz