The Central African Republic was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels seized power in the majority-Christian country. Years of violence have followed, killing thousands and resulting in the effective partition of the country.

This graphic details attacks by armed group, visualising how events unfolded and so many people lost their lives.

Other sections look at areas of control by various groups as well as the violence in the capital, Bangui.

 

By Simon Scarr
Reuters Graphics

 

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