Keyword: slavery

French minister compares veil wearers to 'negroes who accepted slavery'

Laurence Rossignol sparked a row after she appeared on French TV and criticised fashion brands that market hijabs as 'irresponsible'.

Hollande opens slavery memorial on French Caribbean island Guadeloupe

The French president, on a tour of Caribbean islands, paid homage to slaves and their sacrifices at the memorial, the first of its kind on French soil.

Black rights groups urge French banks to pay for slavery

Organisation attacks the 'crucial role' played by the banking industry in propping up slavery in France as nation marks Slavery Remembrance Day.

Slavery Remembrance Day sparks controversy in France

A handful of right-wing French politicians have threatened to mar the commemoration, equating the day to a form of 'self-flagellation'.

French minister wants land for slaves’ descendants

Justice minister backs land reform to help descendents of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations for slavery impossible.