For World this week, I wrote about Central African Republic again, but this time found a glimmer of hope in the mediation efforts led by a priest in Bozoum.
An Italian priest in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has helped restore order and mediate peace in the city of Bozoum as the country continues to crumble toward a brutal civil war.
CAR has been rocked by unrest since March 2013, when a largely Muslim alliance of rebel groups known as the Seleka overthrew President Francois Bozize. More than a million people—nearly a quarter of the population—fled the violence as Seleka rebels fought against the civilian anti-Balaka militia, which has been widely described as Christian. But Christian groups within CAR publicly condemned the anti-Balaka’s actions and atrocities.
Read the entire article at Worldmag.