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Jan 27, 2014

13 killed in C.African Republic, U.N. envoy says Muslims vulnerable

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed in Central African Republic on Monday as the top U.N. human rights official warned of escalating reprisals against Muslims and urged foreign governments to do more to stop the country being torn apart.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting since the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group seized power in March in the majority Christian country. At least 2,000 people have been killed.

Jan 27, 2014

13 killed in Central African Republic, U.N. envoy says Muslims vulnerable

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed in Central African Republic on Monday as the top U.N. human rights official warned of escalating reprisals against Muslims and urged foreign governments to do more to stop the country being torn apart.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting since the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group seized power in March in the majority Christian country. At least 2,000 people have been killed.

Jan 27, 2014

C.African Republic’s Muslims under attack – U.N. rights envoy

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic’s Muslim minority faces a rising wave of reprisal attacks and foreign governments must do more to prevent the country being torn apart, the top U.N. human rights official said on Monday.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting since the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel movement seized power in the majority Christian country last March, unleashing a wave of killing and looting.

Jan 27, 2014

Central African Republic’s Muslims under attack: U.N. rights envoy

BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic’s Muslim minority faces a rising wave of reprisal attacks and foreign governments must do more to prevent the country being torn apart, the top U.N. human rights official said on Monday.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting since the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel movement seized power in the majority Christian country last March, unleashing a wave of killing and looting.

Jan 26, 2014

Eight dead in Central African Republic capital, rebel leaders flee city

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed in mob violence in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Sunday as senior officers from the Seleka rebel movement fled the city, according to the country’s Red Cross and a rights group.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting that began when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the majority Christian former French colony in March.

Jan 24, 2014

Former minister killed as Central African Republic clashes escalate

BANGUI (Reuters) – A Muslim former minister was hacked to death by machete-wielding militiamen in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, as clashes escalated a day after interim President Catherine Samba-Panza took office.

At least nine other people were killed when bands of people, some of them Christian self-defence groups, attacked and looted shops in the mostly Muslim Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, witnesses said.

Jan 24, 2014

At least 16 killed as C.African Republic swears in new leader

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died in clashes in Central African Republic on Thursday as new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza took office with a plea for militia to lay down their arms to halt the escalating inter-religious violence.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population of the former French colony, have been displaced by fighting that began when gunmen from the Seleka rebels, most of them Muslims, seized power in a coup in March.

Jan 23, 2014

At least 16 killed as Central African Republic swears in new leader

BANGUI (Reuters) – At least 16 people died in clashes in Central African Republic on Thursday as new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza took office with a plea for militia to lay down their arms to halt the escalating inter-religious violence.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population of the former French colony, have been displaced by fighting that began when gunmen from the Seleka rebels, most of them Muslims, seized power in a coup in March.

Jan 23, 2014

Clashes in Central African Republic as new leader sworn in

BANGUI (Reuters) – Two people were shot dead in Central African Republic on Thursday in a clash that highlighted the scale of the task facing new interim President Catherine Samba-Panza as she took the oath of office.

Witnesses accused French forces of shooting dead one man who was among a group protesting against their lack of protection from attacks by Christian militias.

Jan 22, 2014

Seven dead in tit-for-tat killings in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) – Seven people died in inter-religious attacks and reprisal killings in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday, a human rights campaigner said, underlining the challenge the new interim president faces in restoring peace.

The local Red Cross said it also found another 11 corpses, most burnt beyond recognition.