No roads, no electricity as Bangui C.A.R. tries to rebuild economy

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It’s been almost two years since a rebel militia seized power in the Central African Republic plunging the country into chaos and forcing thousands from their homes. In recent months, people in the capital have started to rebuild.

CCTV Africa’s Peninah Karibe filed this report from Bangui.

No roads, no electricity as Bangui C.A.R. tries to rebuild economy

No roads, no electricity as Bangui C.A.R. tries to rebuild economy

It's been almost two years since a rebel militia seized power in the Central African Republic plunging the country into chaos and forcing thousands from their homes. In recent months, people in the capital have started to rebuild. CCTV Africa's Peninah Karibe filed this report from Bangui.

Bangui back in 2012 was an example of how quickly a city can be torn apart. As people there try to rebuild, safety and security remain out of reach.

When Seleka rebels swept in, for residents who stayed it was survival of the fittest. When the Seleka later fled, they left behind an ethnic conflict that cost hundreds of lives.

Now in the city, the streets are alive and bustling with activity and its people are determined to revive their fortunes but basic infrastructure and major power cuts are becoming too big of a problem and hinder growth.