A letter, dated October 14, set fire to the powder. In this document, the Minister in charge of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, Jean-Laurent Syssa-Magaleindicates to the President of the Constitutional Court, Danielle Darlanwhat this one is allowed to exercise her pension rights and will no longer exercise, as of December 31, 2022, her activities as a law professor at the University of Bangui.
Three days later, on October 17, it was the turn of the Minister in charge of the General Secretariat of the Government and Relations with Institutions, Maxime Balalou to take over the case. In a letter – a copy of which was sent to Danielle Darlan -, the latter asked Jean-Laurent Syssa-Magale “to kindly make the necessary arrangements in order to to proceed [au] replacement” of the university professor.
But the case is not a simple administrative maneuver. At the presidential palace, where the chief of staff of Faustin-Archange Touadera (FAT), Donatien Maleyombo takes care of the file, it is estimated that the replacement of Danielle Darlan at the University of Bangui will lead de facto to her departure from the presidency of the Constitutional Court. Indeed, if the person concerned no longer has the status of teacher-researcher in law which had allowed her to integrate the institution, she will have to leave it.