New C. African Republic president takes on a country in ruins

Central African Republic's new president Faustin Archange Touadera faces major challenges as he takes power in one of the world's poorest nationsThe Central African Republic’s new president takes office Wednesday, faced with the challenge of reconciling a divided population and rebuilding a shattered country. Former maths teacher Faustin-Archange Touadera, 58, was the surprise winner of February’s run-off election in the country that had been wracked by three years of communal violence. Several heads of state and delegations from the region and partners including the UN and France are expected to attend Touadera’s swearing-in in the capital Bangui.

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