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Latest update : 2014-05-09

France's slave trade: Nantes residents come to terms with their past

May 10th marks France's official recognition of slavery as a "crime against humanity". It's a chance to look back at this dark era and its lasting effects on French society. Between the 17th and 19th century, half a million Africans were shipped across the world from the western port of Nantes. Our reporters take us to Nantes to meet some of the descendants of France's slaves - and slave traders.

Programme prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Elise Duffau.
 

By Yuka ROYER , Sylvain ROUSSEAU , Alexandra RENARD

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2015-08-28 USA

Katrina, ten years on: Young survivors still grapple with trauma

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2015-08-27 India

Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

The European Union has just suspended the sale of 700 Indian-made generic drugs. The decision came after Indian pharmaceutical research company GVK Bio was accused of allegedly...

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2015-08-26 Israeli settlements

Ten years since Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip

Ten years ago, Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza Strip. Some left voluntarily, others had to be forcefully removed. A decade on, some of the former settlers still do not...

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2015-08-25 France

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2015-08-24 Greece

Video: Euphoria short-lived for migrants arriving in Kos

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