Muslims and Christians clean up Bangui, and violence spirals out of control in Algeria's Gardaia

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Story 1: Algeria

For six months now, the Algerian city of Gardaia has been on edge. At the slightest provocation, fights break out between people from the communities who live there: Arabs and Mozabites, an ethnic Berber group. Our Observer, who is a Berber activist, says the local authorities are completely overwhelmed.


Story 2: Bangui

The city of Bangui, in the Central African Republic, has been ravaged by war. When the conflict turned sectarian, the neighbourhood KM5, where both Muslims and Christians lived, was hit particularly hard. But today, the population is trying to rebuild the area, with help from international organizations. A bit of hope in a country that’s still suffering a great deal…

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