Looting by angry mobs in Central African Republic

Reports of angry mobs looting houses and setting cars on fire are coming from the Central African Republic.

The capital city of Bangui saw a mosque set on fire, with civilians armed with wooden clubs and machetes attacking nearby houses.


Angry mob scene in Bangui this morning as tensions rise & people call for President Djotodia to step down #CARcrisis http://t.co/EnNLhekaPq


Latest report from UNOCHA for #CAR - 459 dead following clashes, 108,000 displaced in Bangui, 533,000 displaced across the country.


We met a 14 year old boy in the #Seleka military camp today. All his family was killed so he wants to be a soldier. Wrong. #CARcrisis @hrw


$60m US defence aid to Central African Republic

The US has announced it will provide $60 million in defence aid to the Central African Republic. It already pledged to help transport French troops deployed to the former French colony amid ongoing violence between Muslim and Christian communities.