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Islamic militants cause 'total chaos' in Central African Republic

Catholic World News - April 28, 2014

The Muslim residents of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, have been “taken hostage” by Islamic militants, Bishop Nestor Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia has told the Fides news service.

Bishop Nongo-Aziagbia said that jihadists—many of them coming from other countries—have transformed the main mosque of Bangui into an arsenal, intimidating more peaceful residents. The Islamic militants are members of the Seleka rebel group that continues to battle for control of the Central African Republic.

For the moment, the bishop said, the focus of the struggle in the African country is in his own Bossangoa diocese. “There is a situation of total chaos” there, he reports. “The rebels continue to kill and plunder.”

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  • Posted by: FredC - Apr. 28, 2014 7:33 PM ET USA

    This is part of the Muslim push to capture all of Africa. They have formed a line at approximately 8 degrees north latitude. They are starting a push into Cameroon, they have half of Nigeria, and all of Sudan. The Central African Republic is also along this line. Police forces and/or military forces are needed to stop the military advance. Muslim police seem reluctant to fight fellow Muslims, so they might not help.

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