An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic has seen hundreds flee the capital Bangui. The increase in bloodletting has prompted Pope
An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic has seen hundreds flee the capital Bangui.
The increase in bloodletting has prompted Pope Francis to announce his visit to the country later this month is now in doubt.
The CAR has been in turmoil since the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels staged a coup in 2013.
— Birgit Schwarz (@BirgitMSchwarz) October 29, 2015
In response Christian militia known as anti-Balaka carried out bloody reprisals. The country is now split into Christian and Muslim communities.
— FRANCE 24 Afrique (@F24Afrique) October 27, 2015
Mob violence continues and the President Catherine Samba-Panza has denounced the role of UN peacekeepers saying they have failed to halt the killings.
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) October 30, 2015
Samba-Panza faces a dilemma her mandate ends on December 31 and she hopes to stage a election.
— SlateAfrique (@SlateAfrique) October 29, 2015
However a campaign now could pour petrol onto an already volatile situation.
— Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst) November 2, 2015