Sectarian violence returns to the Central African Republic

Sectarian violence returns to the Central African Republic
Sectarian violence returns to the Central African Republic

Sectarian violence returns to the Central African Republic

A motorcycle taxi driver’s recent murder incited riots in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital. The man was rumored killed because he was Muslim. In response, Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood, followed by reprisal attacks by Christian militia. The unrest has left dozens dead and will delay elections, slated for October 18th. The violence comes just as the country tries to heal from two years of sectarian and civil war that left thousands dead and millions in dire need of humanitarian aid. We’ll get an update from Lewis Mudge, a researcher in Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division. (Photo: Flickr/hdptcar)