CAR: Major security challenges ahead for interim leader
22 January 2014 Last updated at 15:25 GMT
Central African Republic leader Catherine Samba-Panza faces tough challenges as the country's new interim president.
She is seen as a neutral figure who crosses the political divide - since she does not belong to any militant group or political party.
As interim president, she is required to organize a general election by mid-2015.
Thomas Fessy reports from Bangui.