President Emmanuel Macron of France on Saturday December 20, declared that colonialism was a “grave mistake” and a “serious fault” made by the French Republic.
The French President who spoke during a visit to Ivory Coast, a former French colony in West Africa said he hopes “a new page” of the story could be written.
“Too often, France is perceived as taking a supremacy stance and to dress itself in the rags of colonialism, which has been a grave mistake, a serious fault of the Republic”
This is however not the first time the French President will be expressing his views about colonialism. During his election campaign for presidency, Macron created a storm by calling France’s colonisation of Algeria a “crime against humanity”.