The regretful law that made French more popular in Africa than in France

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A customary court in French West Africa

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San Marino seizes $19m from Congo dictator who spent $100,000 on crocodile shoes

Denis Sassou Nguesso
Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso

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16th-century Belgian festival which features blackface character still celebrated despite protests

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The Ducasse d’Ath parade features a character known as “the Savage” covered in black paint

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How Congolese children en route to a holiday camp in Kinshasa ended up as orphans in Belgium

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Suriya Moyumbe was waiting in tears, clutching a picture of her daughter, who was a toddler when she left and could not yet talk

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