Heavy fighting erupted near the airport inÂ Central African Republic’s capital BanguiÂ on Wednesday asÂ Christian militiaÂ blocked an attempt to evacuate Muslims, witnesses said, disrupting a visit by a top United Nations aid official.
CentralÂ African Republic: No courts, no jails, no justice
“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 bemostly 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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