Central African Republic: Muslims get a dose of their own medicine


Heavy fighting erupted near the airport in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday as Christian militia blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses said, disrupting a visit by a top United Nations aid official.

Central African Republic: No courts, no jails, no justice

“Before justice resumes, we need to first have secure prisons where we can keep offenders,” Gre’senguet insisted.

“I have written to the [African peacekeeping force] MISCA commander asking if he could give us troops to guard the prisons, but I never received a reply,” he said

CAR descended into anarchy in March 2013 when Seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslim – ousted Francois Bozize, a Christian, who had come to power in a 2003 coup. The rebels later installed Michel Djotodia, a Muslim, as interim president.


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Islamic jihadists throw bombs into public buildings, murder 60 people

Armed men from Nigeria’s Boko Haram group have attacked the northeastern town of Bama, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, according to officials and witnesses.