Michel Djotodia resigns as CAR president

CAR's first Muslim president has resigned after violence between Muslims and Christians gripped the country.

Michel Djotodia resigns as CAR president

World Bulletin / News Desk

Central Africa Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned following inter-religious violence that has gripped his country.

His resignation was announced alongside that of PM Nicolas Tiengaye at a regional summit on Friday.

He had been the president since seleka rebels brought him to power in March 2013 after performing a coup on the government.

Coming from CAR’s Muslim minority, which makes up 20% of the country’s population, he was the first Muslim president of the country. He faced much opposition from the majority of Christians in CAR, with anti-balaka Christian militias launching a campaign against the Muslim seleka.

France sent troops tosist neighboring countries quell the violence in December, but has been accused of bias towards the Christian militias against the Muslim seleka.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ocak 2014, 09:04