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Across Africa

Benin looks back on its links to the slave trade

 ACROSS AFRICA
ACROSS AFRICA © FRANCE 24
By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO

DR Congo and Madagascar mark six decades of independence from former colonial powers. The legacy of the damaging years of European colonialism continues to weigh heavily on the development of the African nations. Also, Benin commemorates those in its history who passed through its cities as they were sold into slavery. And Somalia celebrates its 60th year of independence from Italy by reopening long-closed cultural sites like its national theatre in Mogadishu.

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