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Posted: December 31, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I beg my rebellious brothers, I ask them to cease hostilities, to make peace with President [Francois] Bozize and the Central African people.” Thomas Boni Yayi, president of Benin and leader of the African Union, seeking an end to rebellion in the Central African Republic. Article, this page

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