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After Year of Peacekeeping, CAR Remains Tense

Just over a year ago, the Central African Republic appeared to be on the verge of a genocide.  A prompt intervention by French forces halted mass killings in the capital, and violence there between Muslims and Christians or animists largely subsided in 2014.  But inter-communal violence continues elsewhere in the country, and peacekeepers cannot establish peace on their own. The French operation Sangaris, named after a type of butterfly, was not meant to last...

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