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Vol 58 No 24

Published 1st December 2017

Central African Republic

Grenades against peace

A murderous attack in Bangui could trigger a return to mass violence as President Touadéra fails on reconciliation

When men on motorcycles threw grenades into a peace and reconciliation concert in Bangui on 11 November, they picked one of the quartiers that had seen the worst communal clashes when the capital descended into chaos three years ago. It came as President Faustin-Archange Touadéra , a member of the ruling Christian élite who was elected in February 2016, faces more and more accusations of failing to reach out to his political opponents and the Muslim minority.

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