December 1st is a very important day for the sons and daughters of the Central African Republic. It is the day of the proclamation of the Republic, in other words, the beautiful day of accession to international sovereignty. 65 years ago, thanks to the efforts of Barthélemy Boganda, the colony of Oubangui-Chari became the Central African Republic, the first step on the long road to independence from France.
On December 1st of each year, the country’s government organizes a grand ceremony and numerous military activities and parades. For this reason, the Republic organized a unique ceremony in the presence of the President of the Central African Republic, Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera, to commemorate this anniversary. 65th anniversary of the proclamation of the Central African Republic.
Today, President Faustin Archange Touadera and the leaders of the Republic, the defense and security forces and the allies of the CAR continue to fight so that the Central African people can exercise their legitimate right to live in freedom and peace. With a view to building a stable, prosperous and peaceful country, where life is good, the Head of State advocated putting into practice the ideal of the country’s founding father, Barthélemy Boganda, which is “Unity, Dignity and Work”.
The country officially became independent on August 13, 1960. But for many Central Africans, it was on December 1, 1958, the date of the proclamation of independence, that the country became independent.