Christians and Muslims in Bangui working together for peace
In Bangui, the administrative centre of the Central African Republic, and especially within the area referred to as PK5, the existence of French soldiers still rankles. They’re charged by many for not intervening to avoid revenge attacks between Muslim and Christian communities.
Amid violence and the stress a project organized by the International Organisation for Migration is underway aimed at making reconciliation between both teams. They’re clearing up for peace.
“The IOM launched this clearing up project 8 weeks ago. Since you may still find both Christians and Muslims residing in the 3rd area, its first goal and It’s very intensive work is to bring people together, so we are able to achieve social cohesion,” described IOM manager Mecson Wadaye.
The company has around 100 young adults in the combined religious organizations formed into cleanup teams in PK5. It’s, says the IOM been so successful the areas wish to follow suit.
However in many areas of the impoverished nation murders between Muslims and Christians have continued.
An 800-strong European Power will release while last week the UN Security Council voted to send 12,000 soldiers towards the nation the following month.