Religious freedom conditions in the Central African Republic (CAR) have not significantly improved, despite the government and 14 nonstate armed groups signing a new Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation (also referred to as the “Khartoum Agreement”). Thousands of Central Africans have been displaced over the past eight years, as militias organized, in part, along religious lines, target entire communities for violence and persecution based on their religious beliefs.

Source: People are pictured on the shores of the Ubangi River where goods are ferried across from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the capital Bangui, REUTERS / Modola

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