Violence in the C.A.R. capital of Bangui fuels fears of return of religious violence
- Dozens were killed in fighting that showed signs of the religious divisions between the country’s Muslims and Christians responsible for the deaths of thousands and displacement of nearly a million from 2012 to 2014.
- An estimated 27,000 fled the recent violence for a camp for the internally displaced near Bangui’s airport.
- Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza denounced the violence as an attempted coup meant to disrupt elections set to be held in mid-October and late November.
“Dozens Killed in Clashes in Central African Republic” (The New York Times)
“RCA: retour de Samba-Panza à Bangui dans un calme relatif” (Radio France Internationale, in French)
“RCA: Samba-Panza dénonce une tentative de coup d’Etat” (Radio France Internationale, in French)
(Image Credit: Edouard Dropsy/AFP/Getty Images, via The New York Times)