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Struggle for Resources at Root of Central Africa Religious Violence

Mariam watched in horror as militiamen burst through the gate of her home in Central African Republic's capital Bangui and demanded her husband say whether he was Muslim. When he said yes, they shot him dead. “They killed him just like that in front of our child,” said Mariam, who fled through the back door. “Then they hacked and clubbed our neighbors, a husband and wife, to death.” The two-day frenzy of violence in Bangui this month fed fears that Central African Republic was...

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