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Faustin-Archange Touadéra 
PhD

Incumbent
Assumed office 
22 January 2008
President François Bozizé
Preceded by Élie Doté

Born 21 April 1957 (1957-04-21) (age 52)
Bangui, Oubangui-Chari)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Barthelemy Boganda College
University of Bangui
University of Abidjan
Lille I University of Science and Technology
University of Yaoundé I

Faustin-Archange Touadéra (born April 21, 1957[1]) has been Prime Minister of the Central African Republic since January 2008.

Touadéra was born in Bangui;[1] his family was originally from Damara, to the north of Bangui.[2] He received his secondary education at the Barthelemy Boganda College in Bangui before attending the University of Bangui and the University of Abidjan. He earned a PhD in pure mathematics at the Lille University of Science and Technology (Lille I) in France and another PhD, also in pure mathematics, at the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon in 2004. In 1987 he became assistant lecturer of mathematics at the University of Bangui and was vice-dean of the University's Facility of Science from 1989 to 1992. In the latter year he became director of the teachers' training college. He joined the Inter-State Committee for the Standardisation of Mathematics Programs in the French-speaking countries and the Indian Ocean (CIEHPM) in 1999, serving as the President of the Committee from 2001 to 2003. He became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bangui in May 2004.[1]

Touadéra was appointed Prime Minister by President François Bozizé on 22 January 2008, following the resignation of Élie Doté.[3] His government, composed of 29 members—four ministers of state, 17 ministers, and seven minister delegates, along with himself—was appointed on 28 January.[4]

After one year, Bozizé dissolved Touadéra's government on 18 January 2009 in preparation for the formation of a new government of national unity. This followed a national dialogue held in December 2008.[5] Touadéra was reappointed as Prime Minister on 19 January. Later on the same day, his new 31-minister government was appointed, with only 10 ministers retaining their posts; many former rebels were included in the new lineup to prepare the country for the 2009 local elections and the 2010 presidential and parliamentary polls.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of new Central African Prime Minister, Faustin Touadera", African Press Agency, January 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Tshitenge Lubabu M.K., "Faustin-Archange Touadéra", Jeuneafrique.com, June 15, 2008 (French).
  3. ^ "Centrafrique: le recteur de l'université de Bangui nommé Premier ministre", AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), January 22, 2008 (French).
  4. ^ "Composition du nouveau gouvernement centrafricain", African Press Agency, 29 January 2008 (French).
  5. ^ "Central African Republic president dissolves government", AFP, 18 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Touadera names rebels in new Central African Republic govt", AFP, 19 January 2009.
Political offices
Preceded by
Élie Doté
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
2008–present
Incumbent
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