Stories from the Frontline: Sectarian Violence in Central African Republic

This week the UN Security Council warned that the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) was spiralling out of control. It was affirmation of what some journalists had seen recently - like Laeila Adjovi reporting from the town of Bossangoa for BBC Afrique. She was there earlier this month, and had been there before - in January when the loose alliance of rebels known as Seleka were about to take control.

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(Image: Civilians fleeing violent attacks by armed rebels seek refuge in the yard of a church in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Credit: AP)

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