France to honour Africans who fought on their sides during World War 2 by naming streets and squares after them

France's defense ministry has provided local authorities with a guide to 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them.

France's reappraisal of its colonial past is fuelled by the global anti-racism protests and Black Lives Matter.

There are many Senegalese and North African soldiers on the list, but none from what was French Indo-China.

Africans played a big role in the liberation of France in 1944.

French Junior Defence Minister Geneviève Darrieussecq, presenting the 210-page booklet, said "the names, faces, lives of these African heroes must become part of our lives as free citizens, because without them we would not be free". 

She urged the people not to destroy monuments and statues but she assured the people of France that all those who helped France in the war who had not been honored yet are going to have streets or squares named after them as a sign of respect and appreciation .

There have been widespread protests in France and other European countries ,people demanding that people who have been masters of colonialism have their statues taken down or streets named after them renamed , this has forced many governments to take action.

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