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It seems as if every month we learn of new atrocities being committed against Christians in the Central African Republic. In early September it was reported that at least 42 were killed during attacks by Islamist Militants.
This is just the latest in a series of incidents that have occurred during the peace process that began back in 2014. At that time a French-led intervention force drove the SELEKA government out of power and installed a transitional government to rule until a new series of elections could be organized and hopefully create a sustaining functioning central government in Bangui.
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However outside elements continue to have a negative impact on the situation in the country. Both Muslims and Christian communities within the country have often accused peacekeepers from African states of showing favoritism towards members of their particular faith. Several instances have resulted in fatal attacks on UN/AU peacekeepers by those who have been slighted by these actions. Sadly it appears that the longer that the perceived slights occur in these communities the more likely these attacks will continue.
With this in mind another actor has decided to make its presence felt. That actor is Russia. Earlier this year with the blessing of the United Nations Security Council several Russian firms entered the country with the announced goal of training two battalions of the Army...
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