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Hollande: France to Withdraw Troops From Central Africa Quickly

French troops will be able to pull out of Central African Republic quickly once it elects a new president, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday. The troops "contributed to bringing stability and preventing massacres," Hollande said in a New Year's speech to the armed forces. "The elections are taking place and we will therefore be able to now disengage quickly." France has some 900 soldiers in its former colony. The withdrawal of some of the troops has...

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