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Bokassa and abolished
The monarchy was abolished and the name “ Central African Republic ” was restored on 21 September 1979, when Bokassa was ousted with French support.

Bokassa and constitution
On 4 December 1976, the republic became a monarchy — the Central African Empire — with the promulgation of the imperial constitution and the proclamation of the president as Emperor Bokassa I.
In his address to the nation, Bokassa claimed that the government would hold elections in the future, a new assembly would be formed, and a new constitution would be written.
On 4 December 1976, at the MESAN congress, Bokassa instituted a new constitution and declared the republic a monarchy, the Central African Empire.
On 4 December 1976, at the MESAN congress, Bokassa instituted a new constitution and declared the republic to be a monarchy: the “ Central African Empire ”.

Bokassa and dissolved
In September 1976, Bokassa dissolved the government and replaced it with the Conseil de la Révolution Centrafricaine ( Central African Revolutionary Council ).
In September 1976, Bokassa dissolved the government and replaced it with the Conseil de la Révolution Centrafricaine (“ Central African Revolutionary Council ”).

Bokassa and National
As a battalion commander, he was named Technical Adviser to the Minister of National Defense, Veterans and War Victims on 1 March 1977 as well as Aide-de-camp of His Imperial Majesty Bokassa I.

Bokassa and issued
In 2010, President François Bozizé issued a decree rehabilitating Bokassa and calling him " a son of the nation recognised by all as a great builder ".

Bokassa and placed
Dacko, who belonged to the same Ngbaka ethnic group as Bokassa, was imprisoned, placed under house arrest in Lobaye, but then was released on July 16, 1969 and eventually named personal counselor of President Bokassa on September 17, 1976.

Bokassa and all
Bokassa felt that he needed to take over the CAR government to solve all the country's problems — most importantly, to rid the country from the influence of communism.
In a move that he thought would boost his popularity in the country, Bokassa ordered prison director Otto Sacher to release all prisoners in the jail.
President Bokassa allowed MESAN to continue functioning, but barred all other political organizations from the country.
In early December 1979, the French council officially stopped all support to Bokassa.
By January 1979, French support for Bokassa had all but eroded after food riots in Bangui led to a massacre of civilians.
But the French courts ordered that all 8, 000 copies of the book be confiscated and destroyed after his publisher claimed that Bokassa said that he shared women with President Valéry Giscard d ' Estaing, who has been a frequent guest in the Central African Republic.
Throughout the entire trial, Bokassa denied all the charges against him.
Bokassa once stood up and raged at chief prosecutor M ' Boudou: " The aggravating thing about all this is that it's all about Bokassa, Bokassa, Bokassa!
On 12 June 1987, Bokassa was found guilty of all but the cannibalism charges.
With the return of democracy to the Central African Republic in 1993, Kolingba declared a general amnesty for all prisoners as one of his final acts as President, and Bokassa was released on 1 August 1993.
By January 1979, French support for Bokassa had all but eroded after riots in Bangui led to a massacre of civilians.
Patassé was the " cousin " of President Bokassa's principal wife, Catherine Denguiade, and gained the confidence of the new president, serving in almost all the governments formed by Bokassa.

Bokassa and hands
Now that Bokassa was unexpectedly in the hands of the Central African Republic government, they were required by law to try him in person, granting him the benefit of defence counsel.

Bokassa and president
On 1 January 1966, following a swift and almost bloodless coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumed power as president of the Republic.
The country ’ s first president, David Dacko was overthrown by his army chief-of-staff, Jean-Bédel Bokassa in 1966.
** Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor.
In 1979 French troops helped drive Bokassa out of power and restore former president David Dacko.
Bokassa panicked, believing the president had been warned of the coup in advance, and immediately ordered his soldiers to search for Dacko in the countryside until he was found.
He was taken back to the presidential palace, where Bokassa hugged the president and told him, " I tried to warn you — but now it's too late ".
Bokassa then took Dacko to Camp Kassaï, where he forced the president to resign.
A year later, after Banza made a number of remarks highly critical of Bokassa and his management of the economy, the president, perceiving an immediate threat to his power, removed him as his minister of state.
In 1971, Bokassa promoted himself to full general, and on 4 March 1972 declared himself president for life.
In 1975, the French president Valéry Giscard d ' Estaing declared himself a " friend and family member " of Bokassa.
The massive worldwide press coverage which followed the deaths of the students opened the way for a successful coup which saw French troops ( in " Opération Barracuda ") invade the Central African Empire and restored former president David Dacko to power while Bokassa fled into exile by airplane to the Ivory Coast ( Côte d ' Ivoire ) on 20 September 1979.
Bokassa also claimed to have given Giscard a gift of diamonds worth around a quarter of a million dollars in 1973 while the French president was serving as finance minister.
The empire was formed when Jean-Bédel Bokassa, president of the republic, declared himself Emperor Bokassa I on 4 December 1976.
The massive press coverage which followed the deaths of the students opened the way for a successful coup which saw French troops ( in Opération Barracuda ) restore former president David Dacko to power while Bokassa was away in Libya on 20 September 1979.
He was appointed Brigadier General by Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa in 1978, after he beat a French noncommissioned officer who had disrespected the president.

Bokassa and .
On 20 September 1979, Dacko, with French support, led a bloodless coup that overthrew Bokassa while he was out of the country.
The republic was restored, and Bokassa, who took refuge in Côte d ' Ivoire and France, was sentenced to death in absentia for various crimes, including cannibalism.
Bokassa made an unexpected return in October 1986 and was retried.
Following Bokassa, David Dacko was restored in 1981, only to be overthrown once again by his new army chief of staff, General André Kolingba after only a few months in power.
The self-declared Emperor of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ( Emperor Bokassa I ), was tried on October 24, 1986 for several cases of cannibalism although he was never convicted.
Bokassa is said to have participated in the massacre, beating some of the children to death with his cane and allegedly ate some of his victims.
In 1976, President Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic, proclaimed the country to be an autocratic Central African Empire, and made himself Emperor as Bokassa I.
* 1921 – Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African Republic leader ( d. 1996 )
* 1987 – The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
Gaddafi also aided Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the self-proclaimed emperor of the short-lived Central African Empire.
* Jean-Bédel Bokassa, who had ruled the Central African Republic since 1965, proclaimed himself emperor Bokassa I and renamed his impoverished country the Central African Empire in 1977.
** Jean-Bédel Bokassa of Central African Republic / Empire ( b. 1921 )
** Jean-Bédel Bokassa becomes President of the Central African Republic.
* January 1 – In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic, ousting President David Dacko.
* December 31 – Bokassa takes power in the Central Africa Republic.
An African judicial commission later determines that Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa " almost certainly " took part in the massacre.
* September 20 – French paratroopers help David Dacko to overthrow Bokassa in the Central African Republic.

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