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Mar 4, 2014
via The Human Impact

The dangers of oversimplifying the Central African Republic conflict

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Here’s a story I haven’t heard before: when violence spiralled in Central African Republic’s capital last December, the country’s most senior Muslim cleric sought shelter with the Catholic archbishop of Bangui.

And that month no one was attacked in Lakounga, one of the oldest parts of the capital, where Christian and Muslim leaders worked together to protect the community. Posters were plastered on every street corner with the message: “Christians and Muslims, the same blood, the same life, the same country”.

Mar 4, 2014
via The Human Impact

The dangers of oversimplifying the Central African Republic conflict

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Here’s a story I haven’t heard before: when violence spiralled in Central African Republic’s capital last December, the country’s most senior Muslim cleric sought shelter with the Catholic archbishop of Bangui.

And that month no one was attacked in Lakounga, one of the oldest parts of the capital, where Christian and Muslim leaders worked together to protect the community. Posters were plastered on every street corner with the message: “Christians and Muslims, the same blood, the same life, the same country”.

Jan 29, 2014
via The Human Impact

Roots of South Sudan’s violence must be addressed now – experts

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South Sudan’s conflict has devastated communities and polarised society and, unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed now, the world’s youngest country may find itself once more in crisis, experts said during a recent debate organised by Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The government and rebels signed a ceasefire on Jan. 23 to end more than five weeks of fighting that brought the country to the brink of civil war. More than half a million people have been displaced and thousands killed in the conflict between government troops and rebels backing former vice president Riek Machar.

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      ""I'm a journalist at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, specialising in news about humanitarian crises, the aid industry and women's rights. Previously I was assistant editor of Panos Features and correspondent for Gemini News Service, and worked on TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.""
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      2005
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