The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
For many Haitians, the French president's visit reopened old wounds stemming from France's legacy of colonialism on the island. Some residents insist France pay reparations for its past crimes.
French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Cuba in a bid to bolster diplomatic and economic ties with the communist country. Hollande is the first French president to visit Havana in more than a century.
French President Francois Hollande has called for the US embargo Cuba to be lifted completely during an historic trip to Havana. Hollande is the first European leader to visit Cuba in nearly 30 years.
French President Francois Hollande has been received by ex-Cuban President Fidel Castro for a closed-door meeting. Earlier, Hollande called for an end to the US embargo during a historic trip to Havana.