Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Amnesty International: Central African Republic Is Now Experiencing Horrific Sectarian Violence

Reuters: Central African Republic defense minister sacked amid growing violence

BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadera sacked his defense minister on Tuesday evening, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.

The dismissal of Levy Yakete, who was blacklisted by a United Nations Security Council committee in 2014 for his role in a bloody 2013 civil war, was part of a wider Cabinet reshuffle. The statement did not say if his dismissal was related directly to growing violence.

Thousands have died and a fifth of Central Africans have fled a conflict that broke out after mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in 2013, provoking a backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias.

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More News On The Growing Violence In Central African Republic

Amnesty says 'horrific' violence in Central African Republic -- Miami Herald/AP
Central African Republic risks return to major conflict: U.N. report -- Reuters
Clashes, violence between Central African Republic's armed groups leave 25 dead: UN -- News Nation
'People are dying': violence forces aid workers out of Central African Republic -- The Guardian
Central African Republic: Powerless UN, helpless government -- DW
The Endless Conflict That Plagues the Central African Republic -- Global Voices
CAR: documenting the horror -- BBC

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