On 10 August, Mr. Mahamat Kamoun was appointed as the first Muslim Prime Minister of the CAR. Mr. Kamoun stated that his government’s priorities remain grounded in restoring security, facilitating humanitarian assistance, encouraging national reconciliation, as well as resuming public sector activity including economic recovery and the preparation of elections. Mr. Kamoun previously served as Minister of State under President Panza. The new PM also occupied the position of Chief of Staff for Ex-Seleka leader Michel Djotodia but his nomination was rejected by the Ex-Seleka.
According to local media, a series of meetings between the Anti-Balaka and Ex-Seleka were held on 11, 12 and 13 August in Bambari in order to examine the possibilities of further dialogue. The two parties have reportedly told the population to consider the acts of violence committed by their members as isolated incidents. On 8 August, the head of the military wing of the Ex-Seleka participated in a meeting with the SRSG and Head of MINUSCA Gaye; the SRSG for the CAR region and head of UNOCA, Abdoulaye Bathily, and the AU Deputy-Mediator in the CAR crisis, Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga.