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C. African Republic leader sacks three government ministers
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A former FARCA ( Central African Republic Forces) soldier linked to Anti-Balaka Christian militiamen walks with rocket propelled grenades outside a school where they set up camp, in the Boeing neighborhood of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
A former FARCA ( Central African Republic Forces) soldier linked to Anti-Balaka Christian militiamen walks with rocket propelled grenades outside a school where they set up camp, in the Boeing neighborhood of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui Sunday Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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BANGUI: Central African Republic's interim leader Michel Djotodia dismissed three members of the transitional government on Sunday in the wake of Christian-Muslim clashes this month, a presidential spokesman said.

They include Finance Minister Christophe Mbremaidou, Rural Development Minister Joseph Bedounga and Security Minister Josue Binoua, who is accused of stockpiling weapons at his home, Guy Simplice Kodegue said.

More than 500 people died and 189,000 have been displaced in the capital Bangui alone since mainly Christian militias attacked the city, which is controlled by Muslim former rebels once loyal to Djotodia, on Dec. 5.

 
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