CAR elections delayed by new violence

New violence in the Central African Republic has forced the delay of October 18 elections to put the troubled country on firmer political ground, officials said Thursday officials, but they hope the vote will take place at the end of this year.
A transitional government is in charge of leading the country to elections after months of upheaval, but deadly fighting between rival Christian and Muslim militias in
erupted again on Saturday. His foreign minister and the head of the UN Peace announced the delay to reporters after a UN high-level meeting on the crisis.
President Catherine Samba-Panza this week rushed home of the UN General Assembly of world leaders that the number of dead in the capital, Bangui, has increased in tens and aid officials said it was too dangerous to help the injured and recover bodies.
The UN humanitarian agency said Thursday that the number of people displaced by the new fighting has now exceeded 40,000 in Bangui alone.

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