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Caretaker President Hopes To Steer The CAR Toward Peace

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The Central African Republic has been unstable for decades, but the explosion of violence after a coup in 2013 was unprecedented — even for a country prone to turmoil and rebellion. The deadly clashes pit the forces of the former Muslim-led government against Christian militia groups in a predominantly Christian country. Before this, the CAR had not known such sectarian tension; Muslims and Christians had lived side-by-side in peace. Now, the newly-elected caretaker president, Catherine Samba-Panza, the first woman to hold the top job in the CAR, must try to restore calm, reconcile her divided country and organize elections next year.
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