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CAR president faces uncertain future as Chad hosts summit

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The future of Michel Djotodia, the interim President of the troubled Central African Republic, hangs in the balance as he attends a regional summit in Chad.

It is thought he may be asked to stand aside after his failure to contain the violence between Christian and Muslim militias.

Seleka rebels carried out a coup in March last year ousting President Francois Bozize handing power to Djotodia, the country’s first Muslim President.

Seleka has since been disbanded by the new president, but he has been unable to reign in the murder.

The brutality of the Seleka rebellion prompted Christians to take up arms in self-defence.

As many as 1,000 people have been killed in December alone with close to million displaced by the fighting.

Former colonial power, France, has deployed 1,600 troops to the county backed by 4,000 African peacekeepers.