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CAR Unrest Timeline

Timeline of CAR Unrest

  • December: Seleka rebels seize one-third of CAR before starting talks with the government.

  • January 11: CAR and Seleka agree to cease-fire, allowing President Francois Bozize to maintain his position until 2016.
  • February 3: A new government is founded with civilian opposition leader Nicolas Tiangaye as prime minister and Seleka leader Michel Djotodia as his deputy.
  • March 11 - Rebels seize the southeastern towns of Bangoussou and Gambo.
  • March 18 - Rebels call for the release of political prisoners and the departure of 400 South African troops. They detain five government ministers from the rebel coalition.
  • March 24 - Days after ending cease-fire, rebels seize Bangui and Bozize flees the country.
  • March 25 - Seleka rebel leader Michel Djotodia declares himself interim president.