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French President: No Reparations For Bank’s Role in Slave Trade

“What has been, has been,” said French President François Hollande as he ruled out payment of reparations for the role of the state-owned CDC bank in the slave trade.

During his speech to mark France’s slavery remembrance day, Hollande went on to say: “History cannot be rubbed out. It cannot be subjected to an accounting process that…would be impossible to complete.”

His comments are despite allegations from the Council of Black Associations that a debt  of 21 billion euros  has crippled Haiti for centuries.

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