Central African Leaders Resign – Violence Continues

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.

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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.

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