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Vol 44 No 6

Published 21st March 2003

Central African Republic

Enter Bozizé

General François Bozizé, Bangui's new strongman, has quickly consolidated after seizing power on 15 March. Government troops made no resistance as Bozizé's men swept in while President Ange-Félix Patassé was at a summit in Niger. Patassé is now staying at Yaoundé's Hilton Hotel in Cameroon.

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