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C.Africa leader wants to ‘go to war’ against anti-balaka militias

MBAIKI, Central African Republic: The new president of the restive Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Panza, said Wednesday she wants to “go to war” against self-defense 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 Defense 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.