Ricardo, it's extremely poor, riven by ethnic and political conflict. Infrastructure is very bad, there are serious health and disease concerns and it can be pretty violent - even for tourists.
That whole belt of central West African nations has dire problems. This is not a place for a holiday - it will certainly be an adventure (not necessarily in a good way). You'll need to be extremely cautious if you travel there.
Phil from the Safety Hub about 6 years ago