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Hollande hosts Africa summit

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François Hollande welcomes African presidents from Comoros, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire
François Hollande welcomes African presidents from Comoros, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire Reuters/Charles Platiau

As French troops gear up for a mission in the Central African Republic, President François Hollande welcomes 40 African heads of state at a summit on peace and security. He wants to change France's gendarme of Africa image, although the CAR intervention follows this year's mission to Mali. We spoke to a foreign policy expert on how African leaders can reconcile post-colonial politics with accepting French military support.

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