All 1,200 French troops pledged to arrive in the Central African Republic (CAR) have arrived, ahead of schedule, France's defence Ministry announced on Saturday.
Twenty Romanian police officers are working with Paris police to clamp down on criminals from their country in the French capital over the Christmas period.
Africa must set up a rapid reaction force to police its own security, French President François Hollande told a summit of African leaders in Paris on Friday.
Residents of Bangui started to appear on the streets on Saturday morning, as French troops started to patrol the Central African Republic (CAR) capital.
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the passing of Nelson Mandela continue to dominate the front page stories of the French dailies for the second day running.
A Chinese buyer paid 10,500 euros for a bottle of top Burgundy in an auction of bottles from the French prime minister's cellar on Friday. The bottle of Romanée-Conti fetched more than twice its guide price
The draw for next year's World Cup has been made. Could France get to the final?
France is to burn three tonnes of ivory as part of the fight against poaching. Paris pledged to destroy its ivory stocks and increase fines on traffickers of endangered species.
"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.
The French city of Lyon will scintillate from 3-6 December during its annual Festival of Lights.