#HelpBanguiRise: Join the Global Shapers Community & TABITHA to Support Thousands of Displaced People in Bangui
On October 1st, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported that the estimated number of displaced people in Bangui was 42,575 following the devastating violence that erupted on Saturday, September 26th 2015 after the killing of a Muslim taxi driver.
Militias are back on the streets of Bangui, raising fears of more sectarian violence.
For people in Bangui, December 5, 2013 was a day so horrific it does not need a month or year to identify it. Instead, it is referred to simply as 'le cinq' or 'the fifth.'
Just as there must be accountability for Freddie Gray, there must be accountability for the crimes committed in Africa by troops sent by the UN. Neither the secretary-general nor anyone else can hide behind the veil of protocol.
Seleka's rule was marred by abuses that prompted a backlash from the mostly Christian and animist anti-balaka militia. Seleka
Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.
"Out of control Seleka fighters have been shooting all over the neighborhoods so people cannot sleep. That is why so many
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated in recent months with worsening humanitarian conditions, lawlessness and violence between the Christian and Muslim communities.
The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.