James Oatway

, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A woman prayers at the Elim Lutheran Church that bears the scars of a battle between Seleka and the SANDF (South African National Defence Forces). The walls are marked with bullet holes and a rocket has blown a hole through a wall. Seleka rebels ousted the Central African Republic President in a Coup d'Etat in March 2013. They immediately began enlisting unemployed youth into their ranks. These youths were given a brief training, armed and sent out to patrol the city. However, chaos has ensued as coup leader Michel Djotodia and his new government struggle to control their soldiers. Looting is widespread and there are regular clashes between different Seleka groupings.

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