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Archbishop calls for calm after deadly violence in CAR's capital, Bangui

Archbishop calls for calm after deadly violence in CAR's capital, Bangui

Central African Republic

Renewed violence at the weekend in the Central African Republic which claimed at least three lives, has heightened concern in the country.

The archbishop of Bangui, Bishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga visited the troubled neighbourhood and urged the residents to maintain the peace.

Three people were killed in the early hours of Sunday in the third district of the capital, Bangui. The violence was sparked by a deadly attack on a Muslim motor taxi driver.

Although calm has returned to the capital, there are still concerns the situation could flare up.

The Central African Republic is recovering from a religious conflict which saw Muslim militants topple the government of president Francois Bozize in 2013.

There have been calls for the citizens to remain calm with the country’s Interior Minister asking the national and foreign security forces to be vigilant to avoid “a conflagration of the situation”.

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