• France takes control of the area.

  • France sets up a dependency in the area called Ubangi-Chari.

  • Ubangi-Chari becomes part of the Federation of French Equatorial Africa.

  • The territory achieves self-government within French Equatorial Africa.

  • The Central African Republic becomes fully independent.

  • The capital, Bangui, is hit by a severe flood, leaving up to 20,000 people homeless. 

  • Tens of thousands of people flee their homes to escape the surge of violence in the Central African Republic. 


BBC News open_in_new
Britannica open_in_new