Samba Panza names former Seleka advisor as Central African PM


Central African Republic’s president Catherine Samba Panza named Mahamat Kamoun as her prime minister on Sunday, replacing Andre Nzapayeke, who stepped down last week.

Kamoun is a Muslim who served as a senior advisor to the leader of the Seleka rebel group Michel Djotodia after he briefly seized power last year.

Nzapayeke resigned to allow Samba Panza to name a more inclusive government in an effort to end sectarian violence between the Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian militia.