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Latest update : 2013-12-12

France's foreign policy towards Africa

The leaders of 40 African nations gather in Paris to discuss trade, security and how to respond to the brewing crisis in the Central African Republic. Next, there's disappointment as the international PISA survey on education points to glaring inadequacies in the French system. Finally, we look at the success of the Louvre's sister museum in the northern town of Lens.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Joanna COCKERELL

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