States . As recently as 2003, the AIDS diagnosis strategy used in developed countries, based on an immunoblot confirmatory test, could be used on a large scale in developing countries because of its cost.Abstract&list_uids 12880928&query_hl 2 In 1924, BAO expended to French Equatorial Africa buy opening branch in Brazzaville. It followed this by opening branches in Port Gentil (1928
. Peanuts and peanut butter are widely used. Game (Game (food)) is popular, as are the fish-based dishes ''maboké'' and ''soussou''. Manioc flour (Manioc#Africa) is used for preparing fufu. There are three types of restaurants in Bangui. Some focus
schools. Since 1981, the University Library has been located in a separate building that houses its science, literature, and law collections. WikiPedia:Bangui Commons:Category:Bangui
, it was chosen as the new headquarters for the French administration. Bangui retained its importance as a military and administrative center when the colony was folded into French Equatorial Africa and under both Vichy (Vichy France) and Free French (Free France) control during World War II. The French operated a radio transmitter (Radio) in Bangui, which was described in 1932 as "the most remote radio station in Africa". WikiPedia:Bangui Commons:Category:Bangui
Wimbledon Championships . Her career-high singles ranking was third in 2000. DATE OF BIRTH 17 October 1967 PLACE OF BIRTH Bangui, Central African Republic DATE OF DEATH Destinations Benin Golf Air operates regional services from Cotonou to 13 destinations throughout West Africa . Benin Golf Air operates services to the following international scheduled destinations (at September 2007): Abidjan, Bamako, Bangui, Brazzaville, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Libreville, Lomé, Malabo, and Pointe-Noire. *Bali (Bali, Cameroon) - Bali Airport (Bali Airport, Cameroon) *Bangui - Bangui M'Poko International Airport *Batouri - Batouri Airport On 10 October 2004, the National Unity Party announced that Ngoupandé would contest the presidential election (Central African Republic elections, 2005) of 13 March 2005 under its banner. The election marked a return to democratic rule after the coup d'état of 15 March 2003, which installed Gen. François Bozizé as president of an interim government backed by Chad. In January 2005, Ngoupandé returned to Bangui from exile in Paris. In his campaign, he emphasized the need to bring peace and stability to the country, especially those areas most affected by rebel activity before the coup. His candidacy was originally disqualified on a technicality on 30 December 2004, along with six others, "Présidentielle en RCA: seuls cinq candidats admis à se présenter", AFP, December 30, 2004. but it was reinstated by Bozizé along with two others on 4 January 2005. "Bozize repeals court ban on some presidential candidates", IRIN, January 5, 2005. He received fourth place and 5.08% of the vote in the first round, "RAPPORT DE LA MISSION D’OBSERVATION DES ELECTIONS PRESIDENTIELLE ET LEGISLATIVES DES 13 MARS ET 8 MAI 2005 EN REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE", democratie.francophonie.org WikiPedia:Bangui Commons:Category:Bangui
Archdiocese of Bangui . Boganda Museum (''Musée de Boganda'') has displays of traditional musical instruments, weapons, rural architectural features, ancient hunting tools, pottery, and also many religious antiques. It has a collection of bark cloth, the material used to cover Bokassa's bed
and N'Djamena. Visas are required for all European (and probably most other) travellers, and should be obtained before arrival. The arrival procedure is a bit long, requiring at least two queues to get all necessary visa stamps. Exit from the arrival hall is through "Things To Declare", with customs officers picking out passengers randomly for baggage check. Security guards check the luggage tags on the way out. Be careful for pickpockets outside the terminal building, including people
; it started functioning in 1970. WikiPedia:Bangui Commons:Category:Bangui
provides training to about 100 students in artistic crafting in leather, ivory and ebony wares. Music right thumb The Balafon (File:Balafoon.jpg). Bangui has a rich music tradition and showcases the country's music. Its musicians also perform in many countries abroad. The Bangui band groups were influenced by Zokela in the 1980s. The innovative music is based on dance bands who have adopted the Congolese
, palm wine and banana wine. Non-alcoholic beverages that are drunk include ginger beer. Art Bangui’s artisans’ market has traditional wares representing the art products from different regions of the country
'''Bangui''' ( ); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi (Bobangi language) word for the "rapids" located beside the settlement, Room, Adrian. ''African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces, and Counties'', 2nd ed., p. 30: "Bangui". McFarland & Co., 2008. ISBN 0786435461. which marked the end of navigable water north from Brazzaville. The majority of the population of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, in Bangui and the surrounding area.
The city forms an autonomous commune (''commune autonome'') of the Central African Republic which is surrounded by the Ombella-M'Poko prefecture. With an area of , the commune is the smallest high-level administrative division in the country, but the highest in terms of population. The city consists of eight urban districts (''arrondissements''), 16 groups (''groupements'') and 205 neighbourhoods (''quartiers''). As the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui acts as an administrative, trade, and commercial centre. It is served by the Bangui M'Poko International Airport. The National Assembly, government buildings, banks, foreign enterprises and embassies, hospitals, hotels, main markets and the Ngaragba Central Prison are all located here. Bangui manufactures textiles, food products, beer, shoes and soap. Its Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Bangui)) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui. The city is also home to the University of Bangui, inaugurated in 1970.
Bangui has been the scene of intense rebel activity and destruction during decades of political upheaval, including the current rebellion (Central African Republic conflict (2012–present)#Fall of Bangui). As a result of political unrest, the city was named in 1996 as one of the most dangerous in the world.