Thousands of people celebrated on the streets of Central African Republic's capital after interim President Michel Djotodia resigned on Friday (January 10), caving in to international pressure after failing to halt inter-religious violence.

As news from the summit reached the capital, thousands of residents took to the streets, dancing, singing and honking horns in celebration. Cheers erupted at a camp for 100,000 displaced Christian civilians at the French-controlled airport.

There was some sporadic gunfire but there were no signs of the pro-Djotodia fighters who once dominated the city.

The resignation of Djotodia and his Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye was announced in a statement issued by regional leaders at a two-day summit in neighbouring Chad. Talks to decide on new leadership will take place in Central African Republic, it said.

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