A man sleeps next to a mosque near Kilometre 12 (PK12) where internally displaced muslims are stranded due to the ongoing sectarian violence in the capital Bangui March 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola)
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The U.N.'s top human rights official warned Thursday that the hatred between Christian and Muslim communities in the Central African Republic was "at a terrifying level" and a state of near anarchy meant even those carrying bloody machetes and holding severed body parts in their hands were not arrested.Some 6,000 African peacekeepers and 2,000 French troops are working to stabilize the country, though have a limited presence outside the capital of Bangui.Central African Republic, long one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries, descended into chaos one year ago when an alliance of mostly Muslim rebel groups in the country's north overthrew Francois Bozize, the president of a decade.Indeed, hatred toward the Seleka was transposed onto ordinary Muslims accused of collaborating with them.
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