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While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism and the slave trade. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the tumultuous relations between Europe and the African continent through reports from South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and the DR Congo to show how the relationship to collective memory remains complicated on both sides.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.