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