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Central African Republic Prime Minister Tenders Resignation

Ngrebada wrote on Twitter that he had “submitted (his) resignation to the president,” Faustin Archange Touadera.

Firmin Ngrebada, prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, announced Thursday that his government had submitted its resignation.

Ngrebada wrote on Twitter that he had “submitted (his) resignation to the president,” Faustin Archange Touadera.

However, presidential spokesman Albert Yaloke Mokpeme told AFP that he may be asked to stay and form a new government.

“We will know in a few hours if the president keeps the prime minister,” Mokpeme said.

Former Touadera chief of staff, Ngrebada had been in office since early 2019.

The Central African Republic is the second least developed country in the world, according to the UN, and is suffering the aftermath of a brutal civil conflict that erupted in 2013.

Touadera was reelected in December with a turnout of less than one in three voters.

Voting was hampered by armed groups that at the time controlled about two-thirds of the country, and the rebels staged an offensive in the run-up to election day.

Since then, the army, backed by UN peacekeepers, Rwandan special forces and Russian paramilitaries, has wrested much of the territory from rebel control.

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