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A Muslim shopkeeper uses a mobile phone in front of his shop in the PK5 district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, on April 30. The nation, which struggles with conflict between Christian and Muslim militias, banned texting on Monday. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia sits during a conference in Bangui in this Dec. 8 file photo. Djotodia resigned Friday after a two-day summit in neighboring Chad. Herve Serefio/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from the Central African Republic

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French troops patrolled the Central African Republic's tense capital on Saturday, as reinforcements crossed into the country as part of a UN-mandated effort to quell a wave of deadly sectarian violence. Sia Kambou /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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