In Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, the seeming calm of recent months is actually interrupted at regular intervals by revolts, riots and fighting.
On Tuesday night, a Muslim man was lynched and burnt in the neighborhood of Gobongo. In reply, the Muslims living in PK5 launched a grenade against a taxi yesterday morning, causing a number of deaths. They also set fire to some houses. Yesterday evening there was shooting in the city and grenades were thrown too. Bangui shuts down after 5 o’clock: everyone heads back to their own neighbourhood or village in the early afternoon to avoid the worst.
Here at EMERGENCY, at the “Complexe Pédiatrique,” we’ve admitted a boy with firearm wounds.
In Bangui, like in the rest of the country, you live day by day.
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