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By Godfrey Olukya   21-1-2013

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has supported  the appointment of Mr. Nicolas Tiangaye, from the Opposition, as the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity in Central African Republic, (CAR)

The appointment took place on 17 January 2013, in accordance with the Political Agreement signed by the Central African Republic (CAR) parties, in Libreville, on 11 January 2013.

This took place after the rebels in Central African republic launched an attack aimed at overthrowing the seating government saying that it did not respect the opposition and was very corrupt. Peace talks meeting was called in Libreville where some resolutions meant to harmonize the government and rebels were were made.  Nkosazana Zuma said , ‘That appointment is an important step forward in the implementation of the commitments entered into by the Central Africa republic parties.’

She reiterated her appeal to the parties to continue to demonstrate the required political will for the implementation of all their other commitments under the Libreville Agreements.  

She  appealed to the AU Member States and partners to provide the necessary support for the implementation of the Political Agreement, as well as all other Agreements reached by the CAR parties in Libreville, including  supporting the efforts of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and those of its Follow-up Committee.

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