CAR to 'go to war' against anti-balaka militias
13 February 2014, 12:35
Mbaiki - The new president of the restive Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Panza, said on Wednesday she wants to "go to war" against self-defence militias known as anti-balaka, for their lynchings and violence especially targeting Muslim civilians.
"We are going to go to war against the anti-balaka", she said in the town of Mbaiki, south of the capital Bangui, during a visit by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, whose country has deployed troops to Central Africa to quell sectarian bloodshed.
"They think that because I'm a woman I'm weak. But now the anti-balaka who want to kill will themselves be hunted", she said.