CAR: Grieving families accuse AU troops of mass killings

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    Their accusations have been backed by Human Rights Watch, which has investigated killings of women and children by UN and African Union troops.

    Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the eastern town of Boali.

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    In This Story: Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

    As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.

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