Central African Republic: The Roots of Violence

Published: 21/Sep/2015
Source: International Crisis Group

Extract from p.20

“In public debate, the conflict is often presented as a confrontation between native peoples and foreign Muslims. Yet, the public often distinguishes between good Muslims (CAR citizens) and bad Muslims (foreigners, especially Chadians). There is now a strong consensus against allowing Chadians to return. Although the concept of “centrafricanité” that emerged in circles close to François Bozizé does not appear in political discourse today, many people are privately willing to admit they are not in favour of allowing foreign Muslims into CAR.”

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Themes: Deportation and Mass Expulsions, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious
Regions: Central African Republic
Year: 2015