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Fragile truce in the Central African Republic

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Fragile truce in the Central African Republic


The situation in the blooded Central African Republic appears calmer since the resignation of the country’s first Muslim President Michel Djotodia on Friday.

A National Transitional Council is now charged to elect a new executive ahead of a fresh ballot.

There are signs of diminishing violence between Muslim and Christian militia.

Rival leaders were seen embracing following a truce brokered by the French military and gunmen laid down their arms in the southern district of Bimbo.

The Red Cross say they treated 60 people for wounds over the weekend in the capital Bangui.

The United Nations estimates that thousands of people have been killed, close to a million displaced and 2.2 million are now in need of humanitarian aid.

The transitional council has called on those internally displaced to return home, while foreigners continue to flee the violence.

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