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Some EU nations have apologised for their colonial past. Is it enough?
The Netherlands became the latest country to apologise for its historical role in slavery and the slave trade.
Dutch PM Mark Rutte apologises for country's role in the slave trade
Rutte gave a 20-minute speech at the National Archives in The Hague, despite campaigners' requests to delay a formal apology until next year.
Dutch government 'set to officially apologise for slavery'
Slavery helped fund the Netherland's 'Golden Age', a period of prosperity and trade in the 16th and 17th centuries.
French leftist parties call for public tribute to first black MP
After a racist incident in the French National Assembly on Thursday, a group of leftist parties are calling for a public tribute to the country's first black lawmaker and anti-slavery activist, Jean-Baptiste Belley.
Cambridge University admits it profited from historical slavery
Several British institutions have been re-evaluating the central role that slavery had in enriching Britain and how they benefited from its injustices.
How would the EU's ban on products made with forced labour work?
The European Commission is planning on cracking down on forced labour worldwide by banning products in part or completely made as a result of it from being sold in the EU.
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Prince Charles apologises for slavery as Commonwealth leaders meet
The heir to the UK throne said the Commonwealth “must find ways, new ways, to acknowledge our past”.
Utrecht mayor apologises for Dutch city's past role in slave trade
Mayor Sharon Dijksma said she was acknowledging the "dark side of our city's history".
Holiday cruise giant MSC using Cuban workers as 'slaves', says NGO
The company allegedly works with Selecmark, the Cuban authority which "lends" Cuban workers all over the world.
Dutch king to stop using royal carriage over colonial criticism
The carriage features images of black and Asian people offering gifts to a seated young white woman.
Art student had 'no racist motive' when plastering slavery statue
Modeste Testas (the subject of the statue), apparently Ethiopian, was bought as a teenager in 1781 by two brothers from Bordeaux then taken to their sugar plantation in the Caribbean
Amsterdam mayor apologises for city fathers' role in slavery
The mayor of Amsterdam apologised for the involvement of the Dutch capital's former governors in the global slave trade.
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Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday.
Why is it controversial to mark 200 years since Napoleon’s death?
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to commemorate the bicentennial of the emperor’s death, an act that some see as controversial.
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Woke-washing: How fast fashion brands use social issues for sales
“People shop with their values now - but brands haven’t changed theirs.”
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Report: 29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery
According to the report, titled "Stacked Odds," women account for 99% of all victims of forced sexual exploitation, 84% of all victims of forced marriage, and 58% of all victims of forced labour.
‘Revolting’: Magazine investigated for depicting French MP as a slave
Widely condemned as racist, the “political fiction” published in the right-wing weekly Valeurs Actuelles included images of left-wing politician Danièle Obono with an iron collar around her neck.