Tuesday, 4th October 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

EU’s Antonio Tajani says Mussolini ‘did some positive things’

Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini "built roads" in Italy and achieved other "positive things" before following Adolf Hitler into war, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has said. His remarks prompted outrage.

Related

1 Aug 2017
The White House said on Monday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now effectively a dictator after "seizing absolute power" through what Washington said was a sham election of the country's National Constituent Assembly.
19 Sep 2018
A local team in London has gained admirers around the world because of its new away shirt. The kit, worn by the players of Clapton CFC, is inspired by the fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
30 Jun 2019
Gambian former dictator Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape (HRW)
17 Nov 2019
Forty-four years after his death, the remains of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco are being exhumed from a vast mausoleum in the hills near Madrid and moved to a discreet grave close to the capital.
2 Feb 2020
Protests against India's Citizenship Amendment Act are now also sweeping across Europe. So how do the government's naturalization plans affect the Indian diaspora in Germany?
27 Jan 2020
Hundreds of Gambians march in the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding justice for sweeping rights abuses and murder they suffered under former dictator Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule.
27 Apr 2020
Papers speculate over the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has been absent from public since mid-April. One cartoonist compares the situation to Schrodinger's famous thought experiment in which a cat, placed in a box with a potential poison, is both dead and alive until that box is opened. We also look at kids in Spain going back outside, kids in France possibly going back to school, and llamas and goats going to Zoom meetings!
21 Sep 2020
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced last August on charges including secession and terrorism. Also, our correspondent in South Africa tells us about 'routine' xenophobia against African and Asian foreigners in the country, following a Human Rights Watch report.
4 Dec 2020
Forty years after South Korea's spy chief Kim Jae-gyu was executed for shooting dead his boss, dictator Park Chung-hee, the assassin's sister is seeking to clear him of treason, arguing the killing was in the service of the country.
13 Feb 2021
Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs Claude Joseph spoke to FRANCE 24 about concerns the United States and the international community have of the recent political turmoil in his country over the presidential term limit.
24 Feb 2021
Like father, like son — Adolf Hitler's father was also self-taught, smug and greatly overestimated himself, writes veteran Austrian historian Roman Sandgruber in a new book.
4 Apr 2021
The government has set aside money to help families identify the remains of their relatives killed during the civil war and subsequent dictatorship.