Crux: ACN Outreach Director on conflict in Central African Republic

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Peace has been a difficult goal to achieve in the Central African Republic.

In 2013, a Muslim rebel group called Seleka took over the government of the country, giving rise to the pro-Christian anti-Balaka militia movement. Eventually, Seleka was driven out, but tit-for-tat violence between the two groups continues to this day, and the central government has trouble exercising power outside of the capital Bangui.

Cathedral of Alindao (2018)

“Since 2013 when more than one million people were displaced during the violent takeover of Bangui by Seleka militias, there have been numerous conflicts which have caused the displacement of people throughout CAR,” said Edward F. Clancy, Director of Outreach for Aid to the Church in Need.

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