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From Our Own Correspondent - Central African Republic and Japan

In the Central African Republic, Andrew Harding witnesses growing sectarian tension and even violence; Mariko Oi explores Japanese and Chinese attitudes to their past conflict

Over 800,000 people have been internally displaced throughout the Central African Republic since the unrest there began - with over 1000 killed in the capital, Bangui, since December 2013. Andrew Harding visits that city, and discovers that the conflict there has taken on a sectarian character. The Japanese invasion and occupation of Manchuria in the 1930s and 40s has left a deep mark on both countries. Mariko Oi has been examining how Japan and China perceive their past, and how it contributes to continuing tension between the two countries. Presenter: Owen Bennett Jones Producer: Ben Weisz Photo: Christians from the PK 12 neighbourhood of Bangui create a barricade to block the arrival of humanitarian aid to Muslims in the area, on February 16, 2014. Photo credit:PACOME PABANDJI/AFP/Getty Images

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 8:50PM Thu, 20 Feb 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:50PM Thu, 20 Feb 2014
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  • Duration 11 minutes

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