INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Tues. 10/12/13: Papers focus on what’s next for South Africa after Nelson Mandela's death, especially for his divided party the African National Congress. Also, who will and who won’t be attending his tribute ceremony, a "diplomatic landmine" according to the Guardian. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un purges his party and protesters in Kiev topple a statue of Lenin.
FRENCH PRESS – Tues. 10/12/13: Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande took separate planes to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial ceremony. Le Figaro explores the history of their hostility. Also in the papers: Uruguay gets set to legalize marijuana, a blow to the electronic cigarette industry and sympathy on Facebook.
Last week's massacre in the Central African Republic has triggered prompt action from France, which has sent 1,600 troops. But President François Hollande has said in an interview with FRANCE 24 that "we cannot leave in place a president [Michel Djotodia] if he could not, or would not do anything" to secure the country.