Central Africa coup leader sworn in as president

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AFP) - Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country.

The former French colony's sixth president is tasked with restoring security in the impoverished, landlocked state and steering the nation through a transition period leading to fresh polls within 18 months.

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