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Sudan Islamists protest French role in CAR

14 March 2014, 18:33

Khartoum – A least 200 fundamentalist Muslim protesters in Sudan gathered for the second week in a row on Friday to denounce France's role in the Central African Republic, an AFP reporter saw.

"Down, down France!" the group, calling themselves the Popular Front to Support African Muslims, shouted near the presidential palace in central Khartoum after weekly prayers.

Two thousand French and 6 000 African peacekeepers have been deployed to Central Africa, which borders Sudan, on a mission to halt sectarian killings.

But violence has forced almost all of the country's Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official warned in Geneva on Monday.

The country is "being emptied of its Muslim population," said Adama Dieng, the UN adviser on the prevention of genocide.

The Central African Republic's Muslim minority until recently accounted for between 10 and 15% of the total population, but has dropped to around two percent as Muslims have abandoned their homes in the majority-Christian nation, Dieng said.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended deploying a 12 000-strong force to the former French colony.

"Shame on you, Ban," the Sudanese protesters called, also denouncing the United States as riot police looked on.

Police reinforcements were deployed around the French embassy in another party of the city, a witness said.



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