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The lonely prosecutor: one man’s historic fight for justice in central Africa

A small, landlocked nation, the Central African Republic has been blighted by a succession of vicious conflicts since gaining independence from France in 1960. Now, a former military attorney general is fighting for recompense

By Jack Losh   July 2019

Among the sprawling shantytowns and crumbling colonial façades of Bangui, armed UN peacekeepers patrol the streets. This is the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the poorest countries in the world. A small, landlocked nation, it has been blighted by a succession of vicious conflicts since gaining independence from France in 1960.

The 13,000 or so peacekeepers—many of whom come from elsewhere in Africa—are tasked with protecting civilians, who…

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