President promises to secure neighborhoods in Bangui
Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 01:19
Feb. 1 - As looting and attacks continue in the Central African Republic, President Catherine Samba-Panza promises to secure neighborhoods. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Muslim-owned homes in the Central African Republic are being destroyed.
French troops on patrol are finding nothing but walls -- and even those are falling apart.
Attacks by the Christian anti-balaka militia has many Muslims on the run, leaving their belongings and property for looters.
Even those who aren't Muslim are becoming victims. This Christian woman has had enough.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) ANNE MARIE WARATCHE, RESIDENT OF MISKINE NEIGHBORHOOD, SAYING:
"I leave because of the tension; I can't stand it any longer. Yesterday the anti-balaka, they broke me, particularly the anti-balaka girls. They destroyed my house; they took everything worth taking that they found inside. Why... Because I had a Muslim man as a lodger."
Meanwhile, President Catherine Samba-Panza visited a Bangui monastery where 15,000 displaced people are sheltered.
In front of a roaring crowd, she said security remains a priority.
(SOUNDBITE) (Sango) CAR PRESIDENT, CATHERINE SAMBA-PANZA, SAYING:
"One by one I'm going to make sure all neighborhoods will be secure."
Almost one million people have been displaced by fighting in the country.
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