CAR Conflict: Djotodia ‘heads to exile’ In Benin

CAR interim President Michel Djotodia resigned on Saturday.
CAR interim President Michel Djotodia resigned on Saturday.

Former Central African Republic interim President Michel Djotodia has arrived in Benin, where it is thought he will go into exile.

Mr Djotodia resigned his post on Friday, at a summit aimed at ending the ongoing sectarian violence.

He was met off the plane by Benin’s foreign minister, Nassirou Bako Arifari.

At least 1,000 people have been killed since violence broke out between Christians and Muslims in December.

The resignation of President Djotodia sparked jubilation among Christians in the strife-torn capital Bangui
The resignation of President Djotodia sparked jubilation among Christians in the strife-torn capital Bangui

Mr Djotodia’s resignation, and that of his Prime Minister Nicolas Tiengaye, appear to have failed to quell the violence in the CAR’s capital, Bangui.

Clashes between rival militias have continued since his departure. The Red Cross said at least six people were killed in Bangui.

Muslim homes and shops have reportedly been looted.

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