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Central African Republic

Christian/Muslim Violence in CAR

Feb. 17, 2014

by Joel Elowsky

The Central African Republic  has been the scene of Christian violence against Muslims this past week that has seen the exodus of Muslims from the republic to avoid further bloodshed. News reports from The Guardian have noted that the attacks are in response to a mostly Muslim group known as Seleka which seized power in a coup about a year ago, "committing scores of atrocities along the way."  The Christian militia are known as the anti-Balaka, and seem to be intent on exacting vengeance from the attacks suffered under the Seleka. The article from The Guardian can be found at the following link.