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    Central African President Quits

    Central African Republic's President Michel Djotodia leaves the presidential palace after speaking with civil society members in Bangui, Central African Republic in this file photograph taken November 26, 2013. With the country slipping deeper into chaos, former colonial power France plans to boost its force there to around 1,000 troops to restore law and order until a much bigger African Union force fully deploys. The land-locked country has been gripped by violence since the mainly Muslim rebels, many of them fighters from neighbouring Sudan and Chad, seized power in the majority Christian country in March. Some 460,000 people - around a tenth of the population - have fled the sectarian violence their takeover ignited. Picture taken November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS) 

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    Michel Djotodia, the interim president of the Central African Republic quit on Friday after leaders in other African nations blamed him for continuing sectarian violence. Djotodia was in power for nine months, during which time violence by the Muslim rebel movement he led was responsible for widespread looting, killing, and kidnapping, and subsequent violent reactions by Christian militia groups. According to estimates, over a thousand people were killed in December, and over a million have left their homes in the country.

    After failing to stop violence.

    Take a chilling look at the Central African Republic.

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