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CAR bishop meets with MPs to discuss humanitarian crisis

The CAR has been convulsed by religious violence since northern Seleka rebels, who are mostly Muslim, seized power in the predominantly Christian nation in 2013.

The Seleka left power in January under international pressure after 10 months of looting and violence that had prompted Christian militias known as anti-balaka to perpetrate retaliatory attacks on Muslims.

An interim government led by Catherine Samba-Panza and backed by nearly 8,000 African Union and French peacekeepers is struggling to contain the violence that has displaced about a million of the country's 4.5 million people.

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia sheltered around 30,000 people at the height of the conflict a number of months ago.

Bishop Nestor also told Premier's News Hour about the moment he was abducted by the Seleka.

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