Pope Francis arrives in the Central African Republic, a country that has been wracked by religious strife. Militant militias from Christian and Muslim faiths clash frequently. Nearly one million Central Africans have fled the bloodshed.
The UN's aid chief has alerted member states of the "early warning signs of genocide" amid increasing violence. The African nation has seen the worst sectarian violence since the overthrow of the government in 2013.
The Red Cross said that six volunteers were killed in an attack on a health clinic. A recent uptick in attacks in the country's southeast sparked renewed fears of conflict akin to 2013's civil war.
Some 100 people have been killed after fresh fighting broke out in a small town in the Central African Republic. On Monday, the government signed its latest peace deal with 13 armed groups.
Violence between Christian and Muslim militia in rural areas threatens a tenuous calm in bigger cities in the CAR. An attack by Christian militias over the weekend killed at least 115 people.
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