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Central Africa since Djotodia's resignation

Here is a snapshot of events in the Central African Republic since Seleka rebel leader Michel Djotodia, who seized power in a March 2013 coup, resigned amid deadly sectarian violence: --JANUARY 2014-- - 10: Djotodia resigns under intense international pressure after failing to end violence between Muslims and Christians which had killed more than 1,000 people in the previous month alone. - 16: The UN's humanitarian operations director warns of a potential for "genocide" in the country.

30 killed in C. Africa capital in three days

Attacks in the capital of Central African Republic have killed at least 30 people in three days, the international Red Cross said on Friday, ahead of a pledging conference to help peacekeeping troops. Thirty bodies have been collected from the streets of Bangui, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation Georgios Georgantas said, adding that he was very concerned by an "unprecedented level of violence" that has also left at least 60 people wounded.

C.Africa rebels seize town north of Bangui, population flees

Fighters from the Central African Republic's Seleka rebel group violently seized a town north of the capital Bangui Thursday, sending terrorised civilians fleeing, according to military and diplomatic sources. A paramilitary police source told AFP a convoy of about 50 vehicles loaded with Seleka fighters surrounded Sibut on Wednesday night, committing atrocities against the population of the town about 180 kilometres (110 miles) north of Bangui. The mostly Muslim fighters, reported to have been speaking only in Arabic, took full control of the town on Thursday.

C.Africa rebels 'regroup' north of capital, population flees

A convoy of about 50 vehicles loaded with ex-Seleka fighters entered a town north of the Central African Republic's capital on Thursday, sending the population fleeing, according to military and diplomatic sources. A diplomatic source said members of the mostly Muslim Seleka, involved in weeks of horrific inter-religious fighting with Christian militia, were "regrouping" in Sibut, 180 kilometres (110 miles) north of Bangui.

C.Africa rebels seize town north of Bangui, population flees

Fighters from the Central African Republic's Seleka rebel group violently seized a town north of the capital Thursday, sending terrorised civilians fleeing, according to military and diplomatic sources. A paramilitary police source told AFP a convoy of about 50 vehicles loaded with Seleka fighters surrounded Sibut on Wednesday night, committing atrocities against the population of the town about 180 kilometres (110 miles) north of Bangui. The mostly Muslim fighters, reported to have been speaking only in Arabic, took full control of the town on Thursday.

Burnt bodies dumped in Central African Republic's capital: Red Cross

By Emmanuel Braun BANGUI (Reuters) - The Red Cross in the Central African Republic said on Wednesday it had found 11 corpses, most burnt beyond recognition, dumped in the capital Bangui, underlining the challenge the new interim president faces in restoring peace. A French military source also said its soldiers were involved in overnight clashes after coming under attack from unidentified gunmen.

UN says running out of food for Central Africa

The United Nations said Monday it is running out of food for the growing number of homeless in Central African Republic because of spreading unrest in the country. The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said 38 trucks carrying rice are stuck at the Cameroon border and drivers were refusing to cross the frontier due to the threat of attacks. "WFP cereal stocks are close to being exhausted and pulses too will soon run out," said a WFP statement.

Central Africa: from coup to latest election

Below is a snapshot of events since a March 2013 coup in the Central African Republic, where a transitional parliament voted on Monday for a new interim president. --2013-- March 24 - Rebels from the Muslim-dominated group Seleka seize the presidential palace in Bangui. Francois Bozize, who has been in power for 10 years, flees. March 25 - Seleka leader Michel Djotodia suspends the constitution and says he will rule by decree until elections are held.

Central Africa: from coup to latest election

Below is a snapshot of events since a March 2013 coup in the Central African Republic, where a transitional parliament voted on Monday for a new interim president. --2013-- March 24 - Rebels from the Muslim-dominated group Seleka seize the presidential palace in Bangui. Francois Bozize, who has been in power for 10 years, flees. March 25 - Seleka leader Michel Djotodia suspends the constitution and says he will rule by decree until elections are held.

Central Africa: from coup to latest election

Below is a snapshot of events since a March 2013 coup in the Central African Republic, where a transitional parliament was voting for a new interim president. --2013-- March 24 - Rebels from the Muslim-dominated group Seleka seize the presidential palace in Bangui. Francois Bozize, who has been in power for ten years, flees. March 25 - Seleka leader Djotodia suspends the constitution and says he will rule by decree until elections are held.
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