Colonialism Was A Grave Mistake: France President, Emmanuel Macron

President of France, Emmanuel Macron has apologised to African countries colonised by France as he described colonialism as a grave mistake and a “serious fault” made by the French Republic.

Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron

The French president made this statement on Saturday during a joint press conference with the president of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara.

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“Too often, France is perceived as taking a supremacy stance and to dress itself in the rags of colonialism, which has been a grave mistake, a serious fault of the Republic”, Macron said.

He added that he hoped “a new page” of the story could be written