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Central Africa set to vote for `president for peace`

The Central African Republic votes Wednesday in presidential polls, in which all leading candidates have vowed to reunite a nation torn and terrified by unprecedented sectarian strife.

Resist `fear of others`, Pope says in strife-torn Central African Republic

In an address at the presidential palace shortly after landing in the capital Bangui, the 78-year-old pontiff called for unity and to avoid "the temptation of fear of others, of the unfamiliar, of what is not part of our ethnic group, our political views or our religious confession."

Ten killed, 38 wounded in Central Africa violence

 Ten people were killed and 38 wounded today in an outbreak of violence sparked by the death of a motorcycle taxi driver in the capital of the Central African Republic, witnesses said.