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Minister Stabbed to Death by Mob as Violence Escalates in Central African Republic

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Central African Republic, Breaking News, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, International Relations, War & Conflict

Several sources [1] report that a Muslim minister was attacked and killed with knives [1] by mob in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) today (24/01). This recent twitter update by Peter Bouckaert, Emergency Director at Human Rights Watch confirms the identity of the minister:

The conflict between Séléka and anti-balakas in CAR has already forced the displacement of more than 1 million people [4].