Friday, April 1, 2016

Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic

Bangui is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic (CAR). A troubled nation.

“CAR has been hit hard by communal violence since the coup in March 2013, when Muslim-led Seleka rebels took Bangui, and meted out large-scale revenge against the Christian community.
The reprisal from vigilante Christian groups resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands as the country became locked in a cycle of violence.

The past few months have seen a sizable reduction in violence, with Bangui being protected by UN peacekeeping forces.”

The stamp on the left is part of a set of two stamps about tennis picturing Boris Becker (issue 1996).
The other stamp is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach`s birth (1985 issue). The year 1985 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Youth Year.

Thank you so much Olga!


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