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Les premiers résultats de l'élection présidentielle en Centrafrique créditent l'ancien Premier ministre Faustin Archange Touadéra d'une courte avance, a annoncé samedi la commission électorale après dépouillement de tous les suffrages exprimés dans la capitale. Avec 30.999 voix, l'ex-chef du gouvernement, aux affaires de 2008 à 2013, devance Anicet-Georges Dologuélé, qui a également été Premier ministre et qui recueille 28.162 suffrages. /Photo d'archives/REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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United Nations Calls For Reconciliation In Central African Republic

The U.N. Security Council is calling on the Central African Republic’s president to urgently promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians and reunify the country that has been plagued by sectarian violence.

In a resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Tuesday, the U.N. extended its peacekeeping mission in the troubled country until Nov. 15, 2017. The council authorized reauthorized the force at its current strength of nearly 11,000 peacekeepers with an immediate priority to protect civilians, monitor human rights and enable the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

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The council expressed support for President Faustin Archange Touadera who was inaugurated on March 30.

Rebels overthrew CAR’s president in 2013 and sectarian violence followed. While elections earlier this year were peaceful, there are fears the country is again teetering on the edge.

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