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us: Bozizé, François, 1946-



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    • us: Bozizé Yangouvonda, François, 1946-
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    • found: L'otage du général rebelle centrafricain François Bozizé, 2005: t.p. (François Bozizé)
    • found: Internet, http://en.wikipedia.org/, 6/12/2006: (François Bozizé Yangouvonda, b. 1946, President of the Central African Republic since March 2003)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 26, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bozizé, François; François Bozizé Yangouvonda; president, foreign military officer, general; born 14 October 1946 in Mouila, Gabon; graduated as a second lieutenant from École Speciale de Formation des Officiers d'Active (ESFOA) in Bouar (1969); completed officer training at École d'Application de l'Artillerie at Chalons (1973-1974); studied at École Supérieure de Guerre, Paris (1980-1981); joined Central African army (1966), became captain (1976), commander (1976), lieutenant-colonel (1978), colonel (1978), brigadier general (1978), major general (1979), and two-star general ( 2004); was head of president private safety unit (1976), director of the National Office for Ex-Combatants (1977), Deputy Chief of Staff of Central African Republic Army (1979), Minister of National Defense (1980); Minister of Information and Culture (1981-1982); founded Parti Révolutionnaire Centrafricain (PRC) (Central African Revolutionary Party) (1983); became president of the executive committee of Mouvement de Libération du Peuple Centrafricain (MLPC); seized power in Bangui, formed union government (2003); was elected president of the Central African Republic (2005); offered peace agreements to rebel armies (2008); was reelected president in 2011)
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