C.African Republic president Djotodia resigns at summit - statement

Source: Reuters - Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:40 GMT
Author: Reuters
Central African Republic's President Michel Djotodia attends a ceremony marking the beginning of construction on a bridge destroyed during floods in Bangui December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun
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N'DJAMENA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned, according to a statement issued after a two-day summit in neighbouring Chad.

Talks to decide a new leadership will take place in Bangui, Central African Republic's capital, at a later date, the statement said.

Regional leaders had put pressure on Djotodia to step down after he failed to halt months of inter-religious violence that has forced 1 million people from their homes. (Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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