The Central African Republic has yet to fully emerge from a civil war fought partly along religious lines. Although the Islamist rebel group, Séléka, has been driven out of many parts of the country, attacks against Christians continue in the capital, Bangui, and in the mainly Muslim northeast. Christians have been forced to flee from their villages and are denied access to farming fields. Large groups of Christians live in extremely poor conditions in refugee camps.
The aftermath of a Séléka attack in Dekoa village.CECA As a significant risk of interfaith conflict looms over the Central African Republic (CAR), the leaders of the two main religions in the country – Christianity and Islam – have decided to speak with one voice. The CAR was plunged […]
Michel Djotodia, CAR President.Crispin for World Watch Monitor The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic (CAR) has written a letter to the former rebel leader and new President, Michel Djotodia, raising concerns about his past and asking him to speak out against the suffering inflicted on civilians by […]
A weekend of violence in the Central African Republic included three artillery shells that crashed into a church and killed seven people, according to a pastor. At least 20 people were reported dead after gun battles in sectors of Bangui, capital of the republic, where an alliance of rebel groups […]
A three-month-old rebel uprising in the Central African Republic swept into the country’s capital Sunday, ousting the president and leaving ransacked Christian homes and churches in its wake. A source close to the Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic told World Watch Monitor that many Christians’ properties have been […]