Violence Replaces Rejoicing After Central African Leaders Resign
By ADAM NOSSITERJAN. 11, 2014
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Sporadic looting, gunfire and a handful of deadly clashes, including some with French soldiers, took the place of celebrations here after the forced resignation of President Michel Djotodia and Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye on Friday.
Much of the battered capital already resembles a ghost town after a year of conflict, with disheveled and vacant ministry buildings, windowless university facilities and looted stores. Relative calm had returned by late Saturday as citizens awaited talks on Monday to select a new leader for a country from which most institutions have evaporated.