Keyword: French colonial rule

France considers law for returning colonial-era artifacts

The draft law centres on the transfer of ownership of several African objects, including a sabre loaned to Senegal last year.

Why colonialisation remains a political hot potato in France

Following the controversy stirred by French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's comments last week that France's 1830-1962 period of colonial rule in Algeria was 'a crime against humanity', FRANCE 24 turned to historian Pascal Blanchard to explain the reasons for why the topic still arouses such heated tensions.