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Crude weapons contribute to CAR conflict

Image: An anti-balaka militiaman holds a gun on outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic
A militiaman with the anti-government group known as anti-Balaka holds a gun on the outskirts of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic on Jan. 15. Political conflict between the Christian anti-government group and the Muslim ex-rebel group known as Seleka, who now control the government, has led to increased violence in the region, with the United Nations reporting approximately 40 people killed since Friday and more than 1,000 people killed in December alone. SIEGFRIED MODOLA / Reuters

A militiaman with the anti-government group known as anti-Balaka holds a gun on the outskirts of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic on Jan. 15. Political conflict between the Christian anti-government group and the Muslim ex-rebel group known as Seleka, who now control the government, has led to increased violence in the nation, with the United Nations reporting approximately 40 people killed since Friday and more than 1,000 people killed in December alone.