Row over African leaders at French parade





France has staged its annual Bastille Day parade, amid criticism at the presence of some African leaders.

Armies from former colonies celebrating 50 years of independence were invited to join the military parade.

A human rights group has said that some of the troops and leaders should instead be facing trial for war crimes.

Critics also said the move gave the false impression that France granted them independence, when many fought against French rule.

The government has strenuously denied the claims....


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