Central African Republic

‘Severe violence’ paralyses CAR capital

The last 72 hours have seen some of the worst levels of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), in over a year, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), the medical charity. The violence has overwhelmed medical facilities and crippled humanitarian work, the charity says. Emmanuel[…]

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Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in CAR

In a broad swathe of the Central African Republic (CAR) — roughly the western third of the country — the country’s Muslim minority has largely disappeared. The site of a violent wave of ethnic cleansing in early 2014, this region still very much suffers from its consequences. While a few[…]

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Muslims being ‘erased’ from CAR

Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said. Discussing Friday’s report, entitled “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central[…]

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