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Vol 57 No 21

Published 21st October 2016


Central African Republic

Killings threaten shaky peace

Violence in Bangui and among refugees has many worried. The coming donor conference may be premature 

About 30 people were killed in and around a refugee camp in Kaga Bandoro, 320 kilometres north of Bangui, according to news agencies, as deteriorating security threatens to build into another cycle of bloodletting. On 4 October, Major Marcel Mombéka, the head of security for former Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza, was assassinated in PK5, the last predominantly Muslim district in the capital. Four Peulh (Fulani) people were then killed in revenge.

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