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The presence of 400 South African soldiers in Bangui, backed by a group of mercenaries, does not mean that President Jacob Zuma is trying to take over France’s historic strategic role in the region, as many in the media have assumed.

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South African, Jacob Zuma, France, François Hollande, François Bozizé, Sylvain Ndoutingaï, Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, Jean-Francis Bozizé, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Thomas Boni Yayi, quid pro quo

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