The 2020 Presidential elections in Central Africa is set to come off on December 27th.
Doubts persist however, on whether the election will be done peacefully and in good conditions as, nearly three quarters of the rest of the territory remain under the control of armed groups.
President Fausten Archange Touader, who is seeking a second term, will be contesting for the presidency with five other candidates.
Former Prime Minister, Georges Dologuele, former French president, Bozize, who was ousted from power in 2013, former Prime Minister, Martial Ziguele, Mahamat Kamoun and the former president of the transition, Ms Catherine Sammba Panze are the candidates president Touadera will be facing come December 27th.
Reports further indicate that in addition to armed guerrillas, there is huge presence of troops from Russia and France under the pretense of fostering peace but have not been focused on that core mission.
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west.
The alluvial diamond deposits of the Central African Republic (CAR) are mined almost exclusively by way of informal artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) methods.
Diamond production has also been linked to the violent conflict and political instability which have plagued the country for decades..
Julius Ouya, DNT News