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Central African Republic Interim President Michel Djotodia Resigns

posted 10 Jan 2014, 07:26 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Jan 2014, 07:26 ]
R Reports - Celebration in Central African Republic on Friday.

Residents of the capital Bangui cheered the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia and his prime minister.

Earlier in the day, just before the resignations were announced, hundreds protested against his government.

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Security forces standing nearby.

The resignations come after two days of summit talks in neighboring Chad.

Regional leaders had put pressure on Djotodia to step down.

He swept into power last year but failed to stop months of inter-religious violence in his country.

Cycles of carnage between Muslim and Christian militias has forced a million people from their homes and left more than a thousand dead.

A government statement said talks to decide the country's new leadership will come at a later date.