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The Central African Republic is a landlocked nation within the interior of the African continent. It is bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. The nation is divided into over 80 ethnic groups, each having its own language.

The Central African Republic is a landlocked nation within the interior of the African continent. It is bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. The nation is divided into over 80 ethnic groups, each having its own language.

In 1924, John Buyse became the first AIM mission partner to arrive in Central African Republic (CAR). In those days, the country was known as French Equatorial Africa. Two couples arrived later that year and another group arrived in early 1926. Soon after, they were working in the centres of Obo, Zemio, and Djema. Over the years missionaries came and went, each one faithfully sharing the hope of Christ in the country. Conflicts in neighbouring countries brought refugees into CAR, allowing the Gospel to be shared with them also.

During the French Colonial Era, mission partners were discouraged from carrying out medical work and from running schools. Despite this, AIM workers were still able to treat medical ailments at their centres, teach literacy and Bible classes, and run boarding schools for both boys and girls. Many of the graduates from these schools are the strong leaders of CAR churches today.

Since independence from French rule in 1960, AIM International in CAR has increased its scope of work. A Bible school to train pastors opened in 1970, while in Obo, a trade school was established to instruct men and women in carpentry, animal husbandry, mechanics, and nursing.

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Latest articles from Central African Republic

  • Helping out in CAR - In April 2017 an AIM team, led by Steve & Sharon Entwistle had to leave Zemio, the Central African Republic. But since August 2017, a small team of AIM personnel has returned monthly to offer support to our African colleagues. In November, a medical team offered practical care.
  • Hope in heartache - Steve and Sharon Entwistle have been leading a new team in CAR, but instability and fighting in the country has meant that their time there had to be brought to a close early. Here, Sharon talks honestly about how it feels to have to evacuate a country.
  • Instability in CAR - Steve and Sharon Entwistle have been in CAR since September 2015, preparing for the team to join them in their work among the Zande and Mbororo people. The team finally joined them last November, but since then, the country has seen a lot of instability. Steve gives us an update...
  • The bumpy road to CAR - After years of praying and waiting, Steve and Sharon Entwistle moved to CAR in September 2015, to reach out to the nomadic Mbororo people. We asked them to tell us a little bit about the country.