Catherine Samba-Panza, new interim President of the CAR

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Centrafrica Unrest Parliament Vote Result

Catherine Samba-Panza was elected new interim president of the Central African Republic on Monday. She is the first woman to hold this post, and will have the responsibility to bring peace to a nation devastated for a long civil war and lead the country to national elections, most likely next year.

With this new appointment, there are nowadays three female Presidents in the African Continent. Samba-Panza is joining the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Malawian President, Joyce Banda.

Read Catherine Samba-Panza’s portrait by the Deutsche Welle here.