Shooting, Looting Rock Central African Republic’s Capital After Leaders Quit
Gunfire rang out, mosques were attacked and Muslim-owned shops and houses were looted overnight in Central African Republic’s capital, despite the country’s interim leadership stepping down as part of a drive to restore order. The United Nations stepped up flights out for foreigners and African governments have already evacuated nearly 30,000 of their citizens caught up in the violence. Thousands of people took to the streets of Bangui, the country’s crumbling riverside capital, to celebrate the departure of President Michel Djotodia, who was swept to power by mainly Muslim rebels, known as Seleka, last March.
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