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U.N. Warns of Central African Republic Nearly Cleared of Muslims

posted on March 12, 2014

TIME reports, “The U.N. says less than one percent of the Muslims who once lived in Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui remain after a year of political instability and intense street fighting devolved into an unprecedented inter-religious conflict.” After a Muslim rebel alliance toppled the government and began attacking the Christian population a year ago, a loose organization of Christians formed into a militia called the anti-balaka. Due to the religious fighting, TIME’s Andrew Katz writes that fewer than 1,000 out of 130,000 Muslims remain in the country now. 

Read at TIME