Touadéra seeks to sideline parliament over lucrative mining contracts
Draft CAR constitution boosts Touadéra, eases Wagner mining constraints.
The Central African head of state wants a constitutional reform bill to go through parliament in July. Despite misgivings, national assembly speaker Simplice Mathieu Sarandji cannot oppose the text that should open the way to a third mandate for Touadera.
In Bangui, every demonstration in support of President Touadéra or against the UN and France is organised in the premises of the presidency by a small group that includes presidential aides, senior members of the presidential party, and bosses of the Russian mercenary group Wagner.