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C.African assembly summoned to Chad to decide leader's fate

Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 00:57

Jan. 9 - French and African forces patrol Bangui to stop violence as Central African Republic leader comes under pressure to leave power at summit in Chad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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--PART QUALITY AS INCOMING -- A lull in violence on the streets in Central African Republic as troops patrol neighborhoods to stave off inter-religious fighting. French and African troops are struggling to stop tit-for-tat violence between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian militias. The fighting has left more than 1,000 dead and displaced hundreds of thousands. (SOUNDBITE) (French) JOSEPH MABINGUI, FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL, SAYING: "I would like the President to resign. Because from the moment he took power we only seen death and blood. And the country is flat-lining. The country hasn't advanced, the office workers are suffering, they can't even go back to work because all the administration buildings have been occupied by the Seleka. It can't go on like this." The country's transitional assembly has now been summoned to a summit in Chad to decide the fate of interim President Michel Djotodia.

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C.African assembly summoned to Chad to decide leader's fate

Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 00:57