Bangui - The leader of rebels in Central African Republic
will keep a power-sharing government named under a January peace deal after
declaring himself president, a spokesman for the insurgents said on Monday.
Seleka leader Michel Djotodia toppled Francois Bozize on
"The current prime minister remains in place and the
cabinet will be slightly reshuffled," Eric Massi said by telephone.
"Bangui is under our control and calm but we have things to do on the
ground in terms of security. Looting must be stopped."
Djotodia had been named deputy prime minister after
January's peace deal, signed in the Gabonese capital Libreville, which created
a power-sharing government composed of rebels, civilian opposition and Bozize
The rebels accused Bozize of breaking the agreement and
launched hostilities on Thursday, quickly sweeping south to seize the capital
of the mineral-rich former French colony.