Ex-CAR leader on peace mis­sion

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

Ban­gui – For­mer Cen­tral African Re­pub­lic (CAR) rebel leader and pres­i­dent Michel Djo­to­dia re­turned to Ban­gui yes­ter­day, six years af­ter quit­ting, and pledged to sup­port peace in the trou­bled coun­try.

Djo­to­dia, 71, who re­signed 10 months af­ter seiz­ing the pres­i­dency at the head of a Mus­lim re­bel­lion in March 2013, landed on board a Royal Air Maroc flight from Casablanca, via Douala, in Cameroon. He had been liv­ing in ex­ile in Benin.

He was wel­comed at a ho­tel in the cap­i­tal by about 30 of his sup­port­ers and given a se­cu­rity es­cort by po­lice and army per­son­nel. – AFP

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