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"Central African Republic Unrest"
This series chronicles the unrest in the Central African Republic clashes between Christian militias and the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group that overthrew President François Bozizé in March 2013.
The number of people displaced by fighting between Muslim and Christian militias and vigilantes in the Central African Republic has more than doubled in the past month, and increasing violence is making it harder to deliver humanitarian relief, the United Nations has warned.†More than 935,000 people have been driven from their homes in the clashes between Christian militias and the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group that overthrew President FranÁois BozizÈ in March, up from around 400,000 at the start of December 2013.A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Both Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees as French Forces deployed in the capital. The Seleka man was taken into custody by French forces who fired warning shots to disperse the crowds.