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Central African Republic president and prime minister resign
Central African Republic president and prime minister resign

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday under regional pressure after failing to halt the brutal sectarian violence that has devastated the country, officials announced. Djotodia, the Muslim Seleka rebel alliance leader who seized power last March in a coup, and interim prime minister, Nicolas Tiengaye, were stepping down, officials said at a special security summit in Chad convened by the Economic Community of Central African States. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, in jubilant celebration of the news, many of them displaced...

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