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JUN 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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French troops go from heroes to villains in Central Africa

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Six months after being welcomed as saviours in the Central African Republic, the 2,000 French soldiers in the country face growing hostility from a population accusing them of failing to curb interfaith violence. France launched Operation Sangaris in its former colony in December to stop the violence that exploded after a March 2013 coup by the mainly Muslim rebels of the Seleka alliance in the majority-Christian country. Civilians cheered the arrival of the French troops after enduring massacres by rogue Seleka fighters and then revenge killings ... Read More

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