Note: This blog contains excerpts from the report “Splintered Warfare.”
Today, the Enough Project published a new mapping report, “Splintered Warfare: Alliances, affiliations, and agendas of armed factions and politico-military groups in the Central African Republic.” Through innovative graphics, Enough’s Central African Republic (CAR) Researcher and Analyst, Nathalia Dukhan, details the military and political strategies of the many armed factions currently active in the Central African Republic.
As tensions build and instability spreads once again in the CAR, understanding armed factions’ origins, motives, and proliferation is critical. Dukhan’s report explores and explains the dynamics within and between these groups.
“The country is essentially held hostage by armed actors with various profiles and motives,” Dukhan writes. “Though their origins and outward motivations may differ, these armed actors have one thing in common: they are all responsible for widespread atrocities committed against civilians, and they are all engaged in fratricidal struggles for control of the country’s resources.”
Click here to view the full report.