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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Scores killed in Central African Republic

Scores killed in Central African Republic

Dozens of people are being treated in the corridors of overcrowded hospitals.World Watch Monitor Three days of sectarian violence have left hundreds dead in the Central African Republic capital. An offensive in Bangui by Christian-dominated anti-Balaka militias on Dec. 5 sparked fierce reprisals from mainly Muslim Séléka rebel forces. In […]

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Séléka attacks hospital in CAR

Séléka forces attacked a hospital in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui on Friday, killing at least a dozen patients, Al Jazeera reports. Gunmen pulled patients from the hospital and shot them. The hospital has been abandoned. The attack occurred as additional French forces began deploying throughout the northwest […]

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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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Satellite evidence of CAR destruction

Human Rights Watch has released satellite images of the destruction caused during a recent attack on the village of Camp Bangui in the Central African Republic. The images, recorded on the morning of November 23, show half the village burnt to the ground. The New York-based rights organisation said it […]

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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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