The statue was daubed with red paint to protest the ex-king's role in the colonisation of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The motion did not pass amid fears it would jeopardise relations with France, Tunisia's most important commercial partner.
As calls to remove statues of Belgium's controversial monarch, Leopold II, grow louder, Assita Kanko warns of the dangers of having a curated and sanitised version of history.
'The ghost of the past, the colonial past, is still haunting these spaces,' said one historian, speaking of the controversial statues under attack in parts of Europe.
A Belgian anti-racism group says the removal of #KingLeopold statues and other colonial-era monuments should be just the first step in a long-term anti-racist plan.
Activists want statues of King Leopold II removed from Belgian cities. Here's why.
Indonesia was under Dutch rule for 350 years. The Dutch military had carried out a series of massacres to crush the resistance against colonial rule.
Colonialism was a "grave mistake" and a "serious fault made by the French Republic", French president Emmanuel Macron declared on Saturday from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The UK has been criticised after missing a deadline set out by the UN to handover control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius.
If there is one historic Angolan figure every visitor to Angola should know it's Agostinho Neto, Angola's first president.
Toxic attitudes to refugees and migrants across our country have steadily been on the rise since the Brexit referendum, while our European neighbours are putting us to shame in welcoming refugees in large numbers.
By legalising homosexuality, Botswana has joined other African countries like Angola, Seychelles, Mozambique and South Africa.
A long-awaited report from Canada's national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will call it a 'Canadian genocide.'
Belgium has for the first time officially acknowledged responsibility for kidnapping thousands of mixed-race children from Congo between 1959 and 1962
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday that he has written to King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for "massacres and oppression."
Refit to reflect brutality of King Leopold II's rule
The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore has decided to unveil this extraordinary story with its latest exhibit — and in an interview with Euronews.
The prodigy's early days were far from straightforward, and his contested transfer from Mozambique to Portugal became a bitter struggle between rivals Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
Fifty years after independence, Swaziland is following in the footsteps of all other former British colonies by changing its name.