Central African Republic’s Coup D’état: Underlying Causes and the Resulting Future Prospects for the State
The Central African Republic appears to be heading on a path of peace and stability, shown by the adoption of a new constitution and the election of a new president. In order to ensure this path's sustainability, the policy brief proposes a number of measures that can be explored. Firstly, state civilians would need to change their submissive approach and take charge, instead of letting outsiders decide what is best for them and which way is best suitable for them to rebuild their lives and state post the coup. The civilians would also have to start taking an interest in the running of their state and insisting on being governed by leaders who will be accountable only to them and respect the tenets of a democratic state. Secondly, the state's political leaders would also have to change their mind-set and work closely with the civilians in order to ensure that their state is able to live up to its full potential and moves away from the ten-year coup cycle, they can make this possible by adopting practices that would be to the benefit of the entire state and do away with their spirit of entitlement and enrichment.