Thousands of Christians Seek Refuge at Central African Airport After Worst Attack in 9 Months. French helicopters landed at airport, people sang with joy, banged on plastic buckets, & waved rags in celebration. Bodies lay decomposing along roads in a capital too dangerous to collect the bodies. Thursday's clashes left 280 dead. "They are slaughtering us like chickens," said Appolinaire Donoboy, a Christian whose family is in hiding. Muslim ex-rebels are killing them with machetes & guns.
Catherine Samba-Panza has become the only woman to lead the impoverished country in its brutal history. Despite hope surrounding her appointment, deadly chaos still reigns in the Central African Republic.
[Central African Republic] February Congolese officials report that more than refugees from the Central African Republic entered the Democratic Republic of Congo between February 7 and February fleeing attacks from the rebel Seleka coalition.
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