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

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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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