France's President Francois Hollande arrives at the airport with Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore after visiting the center of Timbuktu. (Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

The euphoria greeting French troops who entered Mali this month after Islamist militants threatened to invade the south of the country has given way to a wariness among some who wonder what will follow.

  • Malian soldiers patrol a street in Gao, February. (Photo: REUTERS/Francois Rihouay)