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C.African president resigns after deadly unrest

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Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia stepped down under regional pressure on Friday after failing to stem sectarian violence ripping his country apart. 

A picture taken on January 8, 2014 shows Central African Republic president Michel Djotodia arriving at Mpoko Bangui airport in the capital Bangui on his way to Chad's capital N'Djamena to attend a summit on the unrest in his country

His resignation sparked jubilation in the strife-torn capital Bangui, with many residents expressing hope the violence would now subside.

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