In extraordinary scenes before he held a papal mass at the capital's Barthelemy Boganda stadium, a group of Muslim rebels from the PK5
area leapt out of two pickup trucks, all wearing T-shirts bearing the pope's image.
A heavy deployment of United Nations peacekeepers with rifles and bullet-proof vests was present throughout PK5 and armoured vehicles mounted with machineguns were positioned along the route of Pope Francis' motorcade.
Tit-for-tat killings in and around the tiny PK5 enclave have claimed at least 100 lives since late September, according to Human Rights Watch.
At least five people were wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of the referendum in the Muslim-dominated PK5
enclave in the capital city of Bangui, Agence France-Presse (AFP) (http://www.
That would mean scrapping the visit to a camp for people displaced by the CAR's sectarian conflict, a stop to pray at a mosque in Bangui's notoriously dangerous PK5
neighbourhood and a stadium mass.
The cleaning crews have already made a noticeable improvement in the PK5
market area; large piles of street garbage have been removed and drains have been cleared in preparation for the rainy season.
Des violences ont eclate, hier matin a Bangui, entre partisans et opposants au referendum constitutionnel, notamment dans l'enclave du quartier PK5
ou cinq personnes ont ete blessees, dont deux grievement, a indique la Croix-Rouge.
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neighborhood,AaAaAe of the most dangerous districts in the city, from the rest of Bangui for the past few months by blocking supplies from entering and Muslims from leaving.
A visit to a camp for people displaced by the conflict, a stop to pray at a mosque in Bangui's notoriously dangerous PK5
neighborhood and a mass in a sports stadium in the capital could be scrapped, disappointing thousands of pilgrims.
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neighborhood,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA one of the most dangerous district the city, from the rest of Bangui by blocking supplies from entering and Muslims from exiting.
During his visit to CAR, the pope will also venture into Bangui's Muslim enclave, known as PK5
, to meet with community leaders and those displaced by the violence.
Three Muslims were attacked early Thursday when leaving Bangui's only Muslim enclave, called PK5
, to enter the Christian sixth district.