French President François Hollande will travel to the conflict-torn Central African Republic on Tuesday, his office has announced. French troops are taking part in a military operation in the country aimed at halting inter-religious violence.
Latest update: 18/04/2011
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France - beyond the burqa ban (part 2)
As France starts enforcing a ban on the burqa, François Picard’s panel bemoans the lack of dialogue with those who practice the Muslim faith inside the EU nation with the highest Muslim population.
- Jalila HEGHLI-PEUGNET. Researcher in Europe-Mediterranean partnership, American University of Paris.
- Véronique RIEFFEL. Director, Institute of Islam cultures. Author, " Islamania"
- Mildrade CHERFILS. Paris correspondent, Global Post