The former French president's trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling has been suspended pending health assessment of one of his co-defendants.
Several African activists want stolen African artefacts housed in French museums returned to their countries of origin. But France sees things a bit differently.
The activists live streamed the incident, saying they were recovering art looted from the colonial era.
French President Macron's remarks try "to give lessons by speaking pedantically with old colonial reflexes," says Turkish Foreign Ministry.
The City of London Corporation, which runs the British capital's historic financial district, wants people to weigh in on problematic statues.
The memorial initiative comes at a time when rapprochement between the two countries has started to take shape. However, France is yet to formally apologise for its brutal colonial past.
The beheadings, sexual violence, torture and militant secularism of colonial France draws a contemporary parallel.
Progress in these 17 nations might have doubled or even tripled were it not for Western interference and corrupt partners on the ground.
Algerian women bravely waged a battle against colonialism and patriarchy. Today, their legacy continues to inspire a new generation in the struggle for justice.
French colonisation of Algeria endured for 132 years from 1830 to 1962 and the country lost over 1.5 million people with some estimates ranging as high as 5 million.
President Emmanuel Macron vows France won't erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public figures, despite growing global scrutiny of former colonial powers in the wake of worldwide protests.
Some citizens claim Uganda is still not independent citing corruption and foreign interventions while others say the end of colonial rule should be celebrated regardless of challenges.
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