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CAR Awaits Post-coup Cabinet

A new government is expected to be announced soon in the Central African Republic, just a week after the elected president was overthrown by his former army chief. Ousted leader Ange-Felix Patasse is now back in Togo, where he once spent many years in exile following a coup in the 1980s. He arrived there by helicopter after forces loyal to his former ally General Francois Bozize took control of the capital, while he was on a trip to Niger. At the weekend, a new prime minister was appointed, shortly after General Bozize announced on state radio that he would take on the duties of president and rule by decree until new institutions were in place. The new premier is Abel Goumba, the 76-year-old leader of the Patriotic Front for Progress party, who was briefly prime minister in the late 1950s. Full Story

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