Living in fear, Central African Republic awaits foreign intervention
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By Joe Penney BOSSANGOA, Central African Republic (Reuters) - Mathieu Marco hid in his shower as the Muslim militia commander who came to kill him screamed at his young son, demanding to know where he was. Pow, Pow!" said Marco, a portrait photographer living now in the remote town of Bossangoa among 40,000 Christians displaced by sectarian violence now gripping the Central African Republic. "French soldiers or Americans or Asians ... We just want peace," he said, anxiously listening to his radio at the entrance to the church grounds where the refugees have settled. Central African Republic, a nation of 4.6 million people at the heart of Africa, has been gripped by violence since mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, many of them fighters from neighboring Sudan and Chad, seized power in the majority Christian country in March.
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