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Capoeira for Peace in the Central African Republic

  • Zack Baddorf

As stability slowly returns to the Central African Republic, some of the hundreds of thousands of people who fled the conflict and communal violence in 2013 and 2014 are coming home. Five young returnees have brought with them a new skill: capoeira. The martial art was developed centuries ago by African slaves in Brazil. It combines dance, music and acrobatics.

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