Central African Republic and Japan

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

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