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the Los Angeles Times
"Flight from Rage: Conflict in the Central African Republic"
The central mosque of Bangui once held about 2,000 internally displaced people but now the number has dwindled as Muslims seek to leave the area where they have been persecuted in recent months by "anti-balaka" militias. The "anti-balaka", which means anti machete, sprung up in response to the mostly Muslim "Seleka" which seized power in 2013 in the Christian dominated country. The people seeking refuge at the mosque are essentially trapped there as "anti-balaka" freely roam the surrounding streets.