Report condemns France for failing its indigenous peoples


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Colonialism is a controversial subject that crops up regularly in France, particularly when a presidential election approaches. This time, conservative candidate François Fillon has called it both “a sharing of our culture” and an “abomination”. Meanwhile independent candidate Emmanuel Macron has said it was “a crime against humanity”, but then found himself apologising to people who had to leave Algeria in 1962 after a bloody independence war.