Killings of Muslims by Christians in Central African Republic

Killings of Muslims by Christians in Central African Republic

 

 

n a latest twist in the horrific violence unfolding in the Central African Republic, some 1,400 Muslims are living under siege and in dire conditions in the town of Boda. The country’s Christian militia has restricted the Muslim population to only one of the districts of the southwestern town. 

All other Muslims from nearby villages have also flocked to the diamond hub in fear of attacks by Christians. Men, women and children are constantly battling with severe food shortages and acute malnutrition. Now they are asking the military for a safe passage out of the area. Deadly sectarian violence has plagued the African nation since clashes erupted there between the mostly Muslim Seleka group and Christian militias last year. The violence is unfolding despite the presence of thousands of the French and the African Union troops rising fear of a Rwanda like genocide.

Why aren’t foreign troops doing enough to stop the violence?

Is what happened in Rwanda 20 years ago is being repeated in the Central African Republic?

Why the international community is not taking action against the ethnic cleansing of Muslims?

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