Magistrates dismiss child sex abuse case against French troops in Africa

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A French judicial investigation into claims relayed by the United Nations that several French soldiers engaged in a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic perpetrated rape and sexual abuse of minors between 2013 and 2014 has been wound down after magistrates ruled there was insifficient evidence to support a prosecution.

Hollande pledges France will strive to avoid CAR split

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On a visit to the Central African Republic, the French president pledged strong military support to avoid a break-up of the strife-torn country.

European troops to back France in Central Africa, says minister

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European armies will reinforce French troops deployed in the Central African Republic to halt sectarian violence, says French foreign minister.