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Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande was expected Tuesday in the Central African Republic, on the second day of an operation to disarm rogue rebels that has already killed two French soldiers. The French deaths came moments after Paris announced Monday that the capital Bangui had been largely purged of marauding armed groups. The two paratroopers were fatally wounded while conducting a night patrol in Bangui, the first casualties since France's 1,600-strong contingent deployed last week. "They lost their lives to save many others," said Hollande, who is to stop in Bangui on his way back from South Africa, where he attended a memorial honouring Nelson Mandela.