Read Bible Translator Killed Protecting His Family in the C.A.R., by Kelly Givens, at Religion Today.
"A Wycliffe Bible translator was shot and killed last week during a deadly outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic, Christian News reports. Elisee Zama was working with ACATBA (Association Centrafricaine pour la Traduction de la Bible et l’Alphabétisation), which is Wycliffe’s ministry partner in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). According to ACATBA, Zama was killed while trying to get his family to safety at a hospital compound in Bangui, the capital of C.A.R.
"In recent months, Bangui has become an area of great concern for reprisals against Christians. Though approximately 50% of C.A.R.’s 5 million residences profess Christianity, a coalition of Islamic rebel groups have thrown the country into turmoil. As Christian News reports, the Muslim minority “has routinely looted buildings and raped victims, with over 600 people killed last week alone. Another ACATBA Bible translator was murdered less than two months before Zama’s death.” "