Central African Republic: Sectarian genocide?
The UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on fears that sectarian violence will end in genocide.
Men armed with knives and clubs were striding down the dirt road, purposefully. They were Christians and they had discovered that one of our drivers was a Muslim.
Let us be clear on this: it was the Muslim militia Séléka which began this turmoil.
Michel Djotodia the founder of this group, and President, is reported, Le Monde, to be leaving.
Let everybody be clear on this, this group, which comes from the 15 per cent of the population in the country who are Muslims tried to impose themselves on the majority.