About the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country located in Central Africa surrounded by Chad, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan.

In spite of the fact that the country has abundant resources of diamonds, gold, oil, and uranium, it’s economy is severely underperforming; the country has been under societal and political unrest since its independence from France in 1960. International supervision seems to be helping the transition of the Central African Republic into a more stable and peaceful place.

The climate in the Central African Republic is tropical, with hot and dry winters and wet and warm summers. Floods can be a hazard, and in the north region sandstorms are to be expected.

Due to the political and civil unrest, and the high poverty levels, employment opportunities for expats are mainly in the international aid and non-governmental sectors.