Central African Republic crisis: Rebels reject new Muslim PM Kamoun


Internally displaced women in CAR - June 2014 Nearly one million of the 4.6 million population has fled their homes because of the conflict in the CAR
The appointment of the first Muslim prime minister in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been rejected by the mainly Muslim rebel group Seleka.
Mahamat Kamoun was appointed in the wake of a deal signed last month between rival militias aimed at ending more than a year of religious conflict.
He is the first Muslim prime minister in the Christian-dominated country and is to lead a transitional government.
More than half of the population is in urgent need of assistance, the UN says.
An estimated 20% of inhabitants have fled their homes in the conflict which began as Seleka rebels seized power in March 2013.
This gave rise to the creation of largely Christian anti-Balaka militias and the situation descended into ethno-religious violence.
The Seleka leader, Michel Djotodia, stood down as president in January as part of regional efforts to end the fighting.

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