Kabo[2] is a town in the northern Central African Republic, lying north west of Kaga Bandoro. It is a market town and the border post for Chad.

Kabo is located in Central African Republic
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 7°41′58″N 18°37′45″E / 7.69944°N 18.62917°E / 7.69944; 18.62917Coordinates: 7°41′58″N 18°37′45″E / 7.69944°N 18.62917°E / 7.69944; 18.62917
CountryCentral African Republic
Population (2003)16,279
 • MayorAbdel Hakkis Mahamat[1]
1,381 ft (421 m)


The northern nomads in the Central African Republic resented the central government and a rebel People's Army for the Restoration of the Republic and Democracy (PAPRD) was formed in the 1990s. Clashes between the rebels and the central government intensified,[3] and many people from Kabo and the surrounding area fled as refugees to Chad. However, in January 2008, PAPRD and the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) agreed on a ceasefire for the Kabo area, allowing many of the refugees to return.[4] On 19 December 2012 the city was captured by Séléka coalition.[5] As of 2020 it was under control of ex-Séléka Central African Patriotic Movement.[6] On 15 April 2021 Kabo was recaptured by government forces.[7]


  1. ^ "Centrafrique : la localité de Kabo menacée par la famine ?". 4 March 2022.
  2. ^ Kabo (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Staff (3 December 2001). "CAR clashes mar peace efforts". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Mia Farrow sees children returning to schools in northern Central African Republic". UNICEF. 27 June 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008.
  5. ^ "People flee into the bush in fear of attack". 21 December 2012.
  6. ^ "RCA : présence massive des rebelles du MPC à Markounda et Boguila, les FSI et la Minusca quittent la zone". 25 June 2020.
  7. ^ RCA : la ville de Kabo, dans l’Ouham-Fafa, est reprise par l’armée nationale et ses alliés, 15 April 2021

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