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Number displaced by violence in Bangui soars past 40,000

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Oct 1 (UNHCR)—An uneasy calm has returned to the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, but violence and tension has been reported from the provinces and the number of displaced people has soared to more than 40,000 within...

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