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C. Africa's pressured leader open to unity government

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The president of the Central African Republic was on Sunday said to be ready to make important concessions to a rebel coalition that has easily pushed its way across the impoverished country and was within striking distance of the capital Bangui. 

African Union chief Yayi Boni (L) speaks during a joint press conference with Central African Republic President Francois Bozize (2nd R) at the airport in Bangui, on December 30, 2012. Bozize was on Sunday said to be ready to make important concessions to a rebel coalition that has easily pushed its way across the impoverished country and was within striking distance of the capital Bangui.

After meeting with President Francois Bozize, African Union chief Thomas Boni Yayi said Bozize was ready to take part in talks to end the crisis, and that he would not run for president in 2016.

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