Jean-Bedel Bokassa

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Bokassa, Jean-Bedel

 

Born Feb. 22, 1921, in Bobangi. Statesman of the Central African Republic; brigadier general (since December 1967).

From 1939 to 1962, Bokassa served in the French Army. In 1960 he was appointed chief of the military cabinet in the office of the president of the Central African Republic. Since 1964 he has been chief of the armed forces general staff. Since Jan. 1, 1966, he has been president of the republic and head of government. He simultaneously holds (1970) the positions of minister of national defense, minister of information, and chief of the armed forces general staff and is head of the party Movement for Social Evolution in Black Africa. In July 1970 he made an official visit to the USSR.

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Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, later disgraced for accepting personal gifts of diamonds from Central African Republic's self-declared Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa, bought uranium from the African state for France's nuclear industry.
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So when the ruling dictator, the mercurial President for Life and Field Marshal Jean Bedel Bokassa, announced the "official" joint wedding of his two adopted daughters, we did not expect to figure in it prominently.
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All of them, from the self-crowned Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa in 1965 to presidents David Dacko (1979), Andre Kolingba (1981), Ange-Felix Patasse (1993), Francois Bozize (2003), and Michel Djotodia (2013), have been unable to establish effective political structures and processes that could have controlled the manipulation of cultural, social, and political divisions between the people from the Ubangui River in the south and those from the savannah in the north.
In his earlier years, Guy Moskit is also remembered for fighting the poor governance practices of Presidents Jean-Bedel Bokassa and David Dacko, though both parents of his, at the cost of his own liberty.
Some 100,000 people are active in the mining sector but the most involved have always been the country's presidents themselves, starting with Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the former self-anointed emperor.