The article I’m linking to is mentioning Calixte Nganongo as a former finance minister. According to [this article](https://www.finances.gouv.cg/en/articles/handover-between-ministers-calixte-nganongo-and-roger-rigobert-andely), Calixte Nganongo is a former minister of Republic of Congo, not CAR. This could mean **the article might be fake news**. In that case, my apologies and I’ll keep digging.
Update on that: someone just might mixed names, Guy samuel Averty Nganatoua – [Ministere des Finances et du Budget, Central African Republic](https://cf.linkedin.com/in/guy-samuel-averty-nganatoua-26871864)
Additional sources: https://www.frontierafricareports.com/article/the-central-african-republic-adopts-cryptocurrency
This article talks about ‘cryptocurrencies’, not Bitcoin specifically, although the author might be mixing the words. Also: “However, the Central Bank seems not to have been consulted, which suddenly makes the effective application of the law still theoretical.”
This article confirms the “Bitcoin legal tender” news although not sure about their sources.
Wikipedia already added Bitcoin to the list of their currencies too – [Central African CFA franc, Bitcoin (XAF BTC)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic)
Edit: adding more sources.