Central African president plans cabinet reshuffle

Gen. Dhaffane Mohamed Moussa, acting chief of the Seleka coalition, welcomed reports about a cabinet reshuffle.

Central African president plans cabinet reshuffle

World Bulletin / News Desk

Central African President Catherine Samba-Panza is planning to carry out a cabinet reshuffle in the violence-ravaged country, Anadolu Agency has learnt.

The reshuffle – intended to make the government "more inclusive and representative" – is expected to be announced on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to an AA correspondent.

The move is seen by observers as part of efforts to implement a power-sharing agreement signed last April in Chadian capital N'Djamena.

Gen. Dhaffane Mohamed Moussa, acting chief of the Seleka coalition, welcomed reports about a cabinet reshuffle.

"This is a good indicator," Moussa told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

"[President Catherine] Samba Panza believes in consensus as a way to restore stability to the Central African Republic amid the current state of uncertainty," he added.

The mineral-rich Central African Republic descended into anarchy one year ago when seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslim – ousted Christian president Francois Bozize, who had come to power in a 2003 coup.

The rebels later installed Michel Djotodia, a Muslim, as interim president.

Anti-Muslim violence has escalated since January, when Samba-Panza, a Christian, was elected interim president.

According to the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), more than 173,000 people have been internally displaced while another 37,000 have fled the county.

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