Analysis - Struggle for resources at root of Central Africa religious violence

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 26 Dec 2013 View Original
  • Violence this month raised fears of inter-religious war

  • In Christian south, Muslim has become equated with Seleka rebels

  • Origins of Central African conflict lie in battle for resources

  • Conflict among ethnic groups exacerbated by foreign intervention

By Bate Felix and Paul-Marin Ngoupana

BANGUI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Mariam watched in horror as militiamen burst through the gate of her home in Central African Republic's capital Bangui and demanded her husband say whether he was Muslim. When he said yes, they shot him dead.

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