|Prime Minister of Central African Republic|
25 October 1993 – 12 April 1995
|Preceded by||Enoch Derant Lakoué|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel Koyambounou|
|Born||15 August 1943|
|Died||22 October 2000
Bangui, Central African Republic
Mandaba served as Minister of Health before becoming Prime Minister. He was forced to resign as Prime Minister in 1995 to preempt a threatened vote of no-confidence in the government following accusations of corruption and incompetence. After the second army mutiny of 1996, he and Jean Serge Ouafio set up the 'Karako' militia forces, which Patassé then brought into the military to balance the predominance of southern Yakoma in the armed forces inherited from the Kolingba era.
After attending a dinner to celebrate the first anniversary of Patassé's second term on 21 October 2000, Mandaba suddenly felt sick and died at home of a heart attack. His family claimed that Mandaba was in fact poisoned at the dinner party, as he supposedly was thought to be planning a coup to overthrow Patassé. Their suspicion was strongly supported when his 31-year-old son Hervé died under similar circumstances a few weeks later.
- 2002 United Nations Emergency and Security Service report on the Central African Republic
- (French) Report on his and his son's deaths
Enoch Derant Lakoué
|Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
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