- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 14, 2013

At least 17 people are dead following clashes between rebels and residents of the capital of Central African Republic on Sunday, Red Cross officials reported.

The violence comes three weeks after rebels from the alliance known as Seleka invaded Bangui, the capital, and overthrew President Francois Bozize, the Associated Press reports.

At least 10 people were found dead Sunday in the Poukandja neighborhood, while another seven bodies were found elsewhere, the AP reports.

The country’s new leader, Michel Djotodia, has begun building a new government, though critics say he lacks authority over the rebels.

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