As violence persists, CAR displacement a “time bomb”

AFP PHOTO / XAVIER BOURGOIS

Seleka fighter posing holding his weapon at the Bangui firefighters barracks, turned into a Seleka base.

As violence persists, CAR displacement a “time bomb”


By Hannah McNeish

BOSSANGOA, 22 November 2013 (IRIN) - The teeming hospital grounds in Bossangoa, a northwestern town in the Central African Republic (CAR), offers a glimpse into the worsening crisis the country has faced since a rebel alliance known as Seleka took power by force in March 2013.

Over a thousand people are seeking shelter in the facility. Amid clouds of smoke from cooking fires, children sit listless, women pound maize and groups of men stare off into space.

“We're here b...


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