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CAR: President declares his assets as required by new law

CAR: President declares his assets as required by new law

Central African Republic

Central Africa Republic’s President Faustin Archange Touadera has declared his wealth publicly, a first in the history of the nation that has in the past been torn by sectarian violence.

Reports said Touadera furnished the Constitutional Court in Bangui on May 6 with documents enumerating his assets.

The declaration of assets meets the legal requirements of CAR’s new constitution which states that ’30 days after his swearing in, the President Elect must make a written statement lodged at the Constitutional Court’ of the property he owns.

Touadera was elected president during the February 14th polls after he defeated Anicet-Georges Dologuele in a run-off.

CAR suffered the worst crisis in its history in early 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters toppled former president Francois Bozize.

Christian anti-Balaka militias responded by attacking the Muslim minority in retaliation leading to a three year religious and communal conflict that only subsided after the election.

A fifth of the population have fled their homes to escape the violence.