Central Africa: Muslims have begun to trickle home,and have reopened mosques .
As calm returns, Muslims who fled the attacks have begun to trickle home, and 10 mosques have reopened in the capital, Bangui, in recent weeks.
The mosques that have reopened are in heavily Muslim neighborhoods and so escaped destruction, according to Aliou Ousseini, one of the country’s most influential imams. Some of them sustained heavy gunfire, but are still standing. Others simply need a lick of paint after months of neglect, he said.
But the vast majority of the country’s mosques — 417 out of 436 — were destroyed in the violence between Christians and Muslims, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said recently.