Central African Republic

CAR, 20/03/2014 - 05/04/2014

Central African Republic is one of the poorest and underdeveloped countries in the world, with a predominantly christian population and a 20% of muslim.
When in march 2013 armed groups of Seleka (mainly muslim militias) took power with a coup, having no piety for the christian majority of the country, the situation precipitated.
In january 2014 the muslim president Michel Djotodia resigned under heavy international pressure leaving the country in a state of complete chaos. Since then, christians Anti Balaka militias have been taking their revenge by killing and isolating the majority of muslims in the country. Tens of thousands of Muslims left CAR to reach refugee camps at the border with Cameroon and Chad; those resisting, especially in certain areas of Bangui, are completely surrounded by Anti Balaka militias, declaring the death of all muslims as the only solution.
Despite the presence of French troops, CAR crisis is far from a peaceful solution, and the risk of a religious genocide is still real.



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