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1,300 Muslims Leave C. African Republic Capital

posted on April 28, 2014

Krista Larson of the Associated Press reports, “Heavily armed peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic’s volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped by violent Christian militants.” The chaotic political situation in Bangui has raised fears of genocide as Christian militias retaliate against Muslims throughout the countryside. “It’s tragic and inexcusable that the situation was allowed to fall apart so that in the end evacuation was the only way to save people’s lives,” said Joanne Mariner, a senior crisis adviser for Amnesty International.

Read at Associated Press