Across Africa

Senegalese city of Saint-Louis divided over French colonial statue

By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
1 min

In much of Africa, colonialism remains a sensitive subject. In Saint-Louis, Senegal, campaigners behind the "Faidherbe must fall" lobby believe the statue of French colonial general Louis Faidherbe is offensive - they want it gone. Also in this weekly roundup: Siya Kolisi becomes the first black South African to captain the national rugby side in a full test match. And Madagascar sees a spike in the number of business people being kidnapped in the capital, mostly of Indian and Pakistani descent.