Bangui (French pronunciation:[bɑ̃ɡi]), or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. As of 2012 it had an estimated population of 734,350. It was established as a French outpost in 1889 and named after its location on the northern bank of the Ubangi River (French:Oubangui); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi word for the "rapids" located beside the settlement, which marked the end of navigable water north from Brazzaville. The majority of the population of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, in Bangui and the surrounding area.
The city forms an autonomous commune (commune autonome) of the Central African Republic which is surrounded by the Ombella-M'Poko prefecture. With an area of 67 square kilometres (26sqmi), the commune is the smallest high-level administrative division in the country, but the highest in terms of population. The city consists of eight urban districts (arrondissements), 16 groups (groupements) and 205 neighbourhoods (quartiers). As the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui acts as an administrative, trade, and commercial centre. It is served by the Bangui M'Poko International Airport. The National Assembly, government buildings, banks, foreign enterprises and embassies, hospitals, hotels, main markets and the Ngaragba Central Prison are all located here. Bangui manufactures textiles, food products, beer, shoes and soap. Its Notre-Dame Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui. The city is also home to the University of Bangui, inaugurated in 1970.
Police raided Nguema Ngokpélé’s room at the Bangui Ledger Plaza hotel while he was in detention and seized two computers, he said, adding that they had not been returned as of today ... The complaint, which CPJ reviewed, cites a 2018 article by Le Quotidien de Bangui alleging that Douamba had swindled government authorities.
It also said that some involved in the operation "must be wearing clothes that allow them to enter the hotel and stay for a short time in a restaurant or a bar." ... A man who had offered his assistance on the first trip was in the hotel lobby in Bangui, taking photographs of Ward... It even included video from inside Ward's hotel room.
How can a citizen tell when his leader wants to become a dictator? 1. He calls for the jailing of his political opposition leader. In this Monday, March 25, 2013 photo, rebel soldiers stand guard outside a hotel where Seleka rebel alliance leader Michel Djotodia was due to make a declaration, in Bangui, Central African Republic... .
Katarina Hoije. BAMAKO, MALI—. Late last year, the Central African Republic held elections to replace the transitional government currently in power ...FILE - Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at the Hotel De Ville during the presidential election in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, Dec. 30, 2015 ... .
He stepped up uranium and gold mining, built Bangui’s Mpoko airport, the national assembly, sports stadium, a high-rise hotel, university and hospital ... On December 4th, 1977, Bokassa crowned himself emperor before 5,000 people in Bangui’s sports stadium ... After seven years in exile, Bokassa chose to return to stand trial in Bangui.
BANGUI — The interim prime minister of the Central African Republic met on Sunday ... "I met the military chiefs of the ‘anti-balaka’ to discuss with them and see, through the means of the state, how to reintegrate them," Andre Nzapayeke told AFP after the talks in a Bangui hotel.
Bangui - ... “I met the military chiefs of the 'anti-balaka' to discuss with them and see, through the means of the State, how to reintegrate them,” Andre Nzapayeke told AFP after the talks in a Bangui hotel ... “We wanted to talk to the prime minister about the security problem,” Kokate said ... - Sapa-AFP. .