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Hollande in C.Africa as France digs in

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French President Francois Hollande is expected in Bangui Friday, nearly three months into a mission to stop deadly sectarian killing that is proving more arduous than planned. 

Members of the mainly Christian "anti-balaka" (anti-machete) militia stand guard in the Boeing neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, on February 24, 2014

Capping a week that saw the French parliament extend Operation Sangaris and 400 extra troops arrive in the Central African Republic, Hollande was due to meet its interim president.

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