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Christian woman appointed interim President in CAR

By Helen Pye

THE Christian mayor of Bangui, Catherine Samba-Panza, was appointed interim President of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday. The announcement comes at a time of fresh violence against Muslims by so-called "anti-balaka" (anti-machete) Christian self-defence groups, and threats of food shortages.

Members of an interim parliament elected Ms Samba-Panza after the resignation of the leader of the Seleka coalition of rebels, Michel Djotodia, on 10 January (News, 17 January). The ...

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