As the French defence minister warns that the mission in Central African Republic will more dangerous than Mali, François Picard's panel looks at why Paris is getting involved in a former colony whose weak state has collapsed as armed militias stoke violence between Christians and Muslims.
Produced by Haxie Meyers-Belkin, Christopher Davis, Anelise Borges.
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003
Former Chadian Foreign Minister, UFR opposition party
Minister of State, Central African Republic
Producer, World Memory Project www.worldmemoryfilmproject.org
France 24 reporter