Hollande confident that Europe will support French intiative in C.Africa

imgFrench President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that he is confident that Europe would back French efforts to end the unprecedented sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.

France sent in troops more than a month ago to its mineral-rich but impoverished former colony after a coup fuelled more instability in the notoriously volatile nation and led to violence pitting Christians against Muslims.

“We have not finished our task, we have to continue it but in a very different context,” he said.

France has sent 1,600 troops to the Central African Republic and wants an African Union force, currently some 4,000-strong, to take the .


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