CAR sliding deeper into genocide

genocideFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – CLASHES between armed rival groups have claimed some 85 civilians and displaced 11 000 in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The clashes between Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC) and the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) have injured about 80 people in Bria.

Reportedly, the FPRC singled out ethnic Fulani in Bria and carried out house-to-house searches, killing, looting and abducting residents.

The armed group also occupied hospital buildings, preventing wounded Fulani from receiving medical treatment.

Clashes have also been reported between opposing factions of the mainly Muslim ex-Séléka armed group in Bambari

The United Nations special adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has called for an immediate end to the hostilities and urged the authorities to take urgent measures to protect the population from further violence.

“Given the country’s recent history, this kind of targeted violence is extremely dangerous and must be stopped,” said adviser Adama Dieng.

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