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Central African Republic

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About Central African Republic

  • Leader:Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza
  • Government:Transitional government
  • Population:4.92 million (3.1 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Christianity (mainly Roman Catholic)
  • Persecution Level:Moderate
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

The recent conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) has claimed thousands of lives, displaced hundreds of thousands of others and caused severe destruction of property. Although the Séléka have now been driven out of many parts in the country, numerous challenges remain. In Bangui, a growing group of radical Muslims continues to keep a stronghold in the PK5 enclave, where they reign by terror. In the north-east, which is mainly populated by Muslims, Christians are forced to flee from their villages and are denied access to farming fields. Large groups of Christians live in extremely poor conditions in refugee camps.

Recent News from Central African Republic

Oct 27 2016

4 People Killed During UN Protest

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Four people have been killed, and 14 injured, in Bangui during a protest against the United Nations in the Central African Republic.


Sep 21 2016

Twenty-six Left Dead by Seleka Rebels

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Seleka rebels went on a door-to-door rampage, killing 26 people in the Central African Republic town of Ndomete. A local pastor is among the dead.


Jul 8 2016

"Today, we are set free!"

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Countless people have been traumatized by the violence engulfing the Central African Republic (CAR). Christians faced brutal victimization through murder, rape, looting, arbitrary arrest and torture...


Mar 8 2016

Hope Abounds After CAR Elections, but the Church Needs Support

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One of the biggest challenges his government faces is reconciling the communities that were polarized along religious lines through the crisis.


Prayer Points for Central African Republic

  • Pray for Christian converts who give up all worldly possessions and rights to know Jesus.
  • Pray for opportunities to witness to Fulani herdsman and Muslim terrorists who target Christians.
  • Pray for Christians to know God’s faithfulness and peace in the midst of earthly chaos.

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