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Muslim named as new Central African PM

Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, addresses Central African Army Forces soldiers as former Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke looks on, at the National College of Administration and Magistrature in the capital Bangui in this photo taken February 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/Files)

BANGUI: The president of the Central African Republic has named a Muslim as the country's new prime minister, an official said Sunday, as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government after more than a year of sectarian violence.

Mahamat Kamoun, previously a special adviser to President Catherine Samba-Panza, a Christian, will lead a transitional government after being nominated by presidential decree.

The appointment was announced on state-owned radio by a spokesman for the presidency.

 

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