Violent and chaotic, Central African Republic lurches toward a crisis

by Adam Nosssiter

A rebel group in the Central African Republic has been accused of looting, abducting, raping and killing since a coup in March. Photo: Jacob Zocherman/New York Times

BANGUI, Central African Republic — The two men lay still in the back of the pickup truck, staring up. Over them stood the uniformed rebels, rifles pointing out as the truck sped forward.