Bangui (French pronunciation:[bɑ̃ɡi]), or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. As of 2012 it had an estimated population of 734,350. It was established as a French outpost in 1889 and named after its location on the northern bank of the Ubangi River (French:Oubangui); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi word for the "rapids" located beside the settlement, 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 67 square kilometres (26sqmi), 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 is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui. The city is also home to the University of Bangui, inaugurated in 1970.
Het eerste onderdeel van de overeenkomst omvat de voltooiing van de landingsbaanwerkzaamheden van BanguiAirport, die een belangrijke bijdrage zullen leveren aan de bevordering van de sociaaleconomische ontwikkeling, werkgelegenheid zullen creëren voor de lokale bevolking en het navigatieverkeer van de luchthaven aanzienlijk zullen verbeteren.
The first component of the agreement involves the completion of the runway works of BanguiAirport, which will make important contributions towards promoting socio-economic development, create job opportunities for the local population, and vastly improve the airport’s navigational traffic.
Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and nine other WagnerGroup members are dead and gone, victims of a mysterious air crash with only theories as to what happened ... Rather than dissolution, a Wagner revamp is in order ... Photo ... Photo ... Wagner’s gold shipments out of the country pass through M’Poko Airport near Bangui, the country’s capital.
“We are hearing rumors from multiple sources, including from some at the airport, but the movement of Wagner forces in and out of Bangui M’Poko InternationalAirport is not in and of itself unusual," Mudge said.