France grants citizenship to 28 African WWII infantrymen

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The veterans, aged between 78 and 90, were among about 200,000 soldiers from France's former colonies in West Africa, notably Senegal, who fought to free France of German occupation and who lost their right to French nationality after their homelands gained independence.  

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French President François Hollande has given citizenship to 28 Africans who fought for France in World War Two and other conflicts, reports BBC News.