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.

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UN endorses more military in Central African Republic

UN endorses more military in Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council has authorised the expansion of an African military force inside the Central African Republic to counter a rising spiral of sectarian violence. Against a backdrop of fresh deadly violence in the CAR capital of Bangui, Thursday’s unanimous vote of the 15-member council provides a mandate to the […]

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UN: CAR in danger of genocide

The Central African Republic is at risk of lapsing into genocide, the Unitied Nations Security Council was told on Friday. “This will end with Christian communities, Muslim communities killing each other, which means that if we don’t act now and decisively I will not exclude the possibility of a genocide […]

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CAR ‘could be next failed state’

The Central African Republic is in danger of becoming the world’s latest failed state, according to Médecins Sans Frontières’ director Arjan Hehenkamp. In a report published by The Guardian, Hehenkamp wrote that religion has become part of the conflict in a country “gripped by violence since the coup d’etat in […]

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Grenades found in cathedral

Two unexploded grenades have been discovered in Bossangoa Cathedral in the Central African Republic, reports Fides. Last week, World Watch Monitor reported that the interfaith conflict in the country is escalating, while Human Rights Watch has released a report on what it calls the world’s “forgotten human rights crisis”. Related […]

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