Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Central African Republic at risk of genocide
(06-24 19:21)

The International Federation for Human Rights says violence between rival religious groups in Central African Republic threatens to create the conditions for genocide and requires swift action by the government and the international community to stop the fighting.
In an 88-page report the group detailed atrocities committed by both sides in the impoverished country and urged the re-establishment of a legal and penal system to stop the wave of crime and violence and to begin trying those behind the massacres.
The Central African Republic has been rocked by unrest since March 2013 when a largely Muslim alliance of rebel groups known as the Seleka overthrew President Francois Bozize. More than a million people have been displaced by the violence pitting Muslim rebels against Christian militias known as the anti-Balaka. --AP   
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