Central African Republic former president 'into exile'

Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia travelled to Benin where he will go into exile, government sources in Chad and Benin told Reuters.

Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia.
Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia. Credit: REUTERS/Herve Serefio

Djotodia, who was swept to power last March by northern rebels, resigned along with his prime minister on Friday under intense international pressure after they failed to halt months of inter-religious violence.

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Ex-president of Central African Republic 'goes into exile'

The former president of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, has reportedly headed to Benin to go into exile, a day after he resigned from power. Thousands of foreign nationals are being airlifted from the country by a UN migration agency.