CAR Rebel Leader Announces New Government

Ousted President Francois Bozize is seeking asylum in Benin


The rebel leader who has declared himself president of the Central African Republic has announced a caretaker government in which he controls several ministries.

Michel Djotodia, who says he will run the country until elections in 2016, was greeted by hundreds of supporters in the capital, Bangui, on Saturday.

A week ago, he ousted President Francois Bozize, who fled the country.

Rebel fighters swept into Bangui after the collapse of a power-sharing deal.