Nicolas Tiangaye Named Central African Republic PM

The president of the Central African Republic has appointed opposition lawyer Nicolas Tiangaye as prime minister, as part of a deal to end a recent rebellion.

President Francois Bozize made the announcement on state radio Thursday, after a meeting with members of the Seleka rebel alliance and opposition parties.

The government and rebels reached a peace agreement in Gabon last week. The rebels had seized about one-third of the C.A.R’s territory during an offensive that began December …