Annex 1
1958 Self-government within French Equatorial Africa
1960 Independence of the CAR with David Dacko as president
1962 The CAR becomes a one-party state with Dacko’s Mouvement d’Évolution Sociale de l’Afrique Noire (MESAN) as the only party
1965 Dacko ousted by army commander Jean-Bédel Bokassa
1979 Bokassa ousted by Dacko
1981 Dacko deposed in a coup by army commander André Kolingba
1984 Amnesty for all political party leaders declared
1986 Elections with Kolingba as unopposed winner
1991 Ban on political parties lifted by Kolingba under national and international pressure
1992 Multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections, later annulled by the supreme court on the grounds of widespread irregularities
1993 Ange-Félix Patassé elected president in elections declared free and fair
1996 1997 National army soldiers stage mutinies and Parliament adopts amnesty laws in May 1996 and March 1997
1999 Patassé re-elected president
2001 Coup attempt by Kolingba and army chief of staff François Bozizé
2002 Coup attempt by Bozizé, subdued with help of Libyan forces
2003 Bozizé seizes Bangui, declares himself president and dissolves Parliament
2004 New Constitution approved
2005 Bozizé declared winner of fraudulent presidential elections
2007 February Abdoulaye Miskine’s rebel group FDPC signs peace accord with President Bozizé in Syrte, Libya
2008 June Two of three main rebel groups (UFDR and APRD) sign peace accord which includes DDR provisions with CAR government in Libreville, Gabon
2008 September Parliament adopts amnesty law to further peace talks between rebels and government
2008 December Government-rebel peace deal with provision of consensus government and elections in March 2010
2009 January National unity government with rebel representatives nominated
2009 February Ugandan LRA rebels cross into the CAR
2011 January Presidential and parliamentary elections, Bozizé declared winner
2012 August Rebel group CPJP finally signs the 2008 Libreville peace agreement
2012 August UFDR and break-away CPJP factions form the Séléka rebel alliance
2013 January Ceasefire Agreement between Séléka rebels and government in Libreville, Gabon, lasts for a few days only (Government says Séléka responsible)
2013 March Séléka rebels overrun the capital and seize power, Bozizé flees
2013 May Diamond trading ban imposed by the Kimberley Process
2013 August Séléka leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president
2013 September Djotodia dissolves Séléka alliance
2014 January Djotodia forced to resign over criticism that he failed to stop sectarian violence, Samba-Panza takes over as interim president
2014 January 7 key political parties form the AFDT alliance
2014 July Séléka and Anti-balaka forces agree to a tentative ceasefire at talks in Brazzaville
2014 August Prime Minister Mahamat Kamoun tasked with leading the new transitional government
2014 September UN formally establishes their peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA)
2015 January Interim government rejects ceasefire deal signed in Nairobi by Bozizé and Djotodia
2015 Jan-March Grassroots consultations
2015 May Forum de Bangui