France’s forgotten African war heroes finally receive full pension rights
07 January 2023 | 7:00 am
France's African soldiers, who fought in the world wars and France's colonial conflicts, win a final battle. Known as Senegalese tirailleurs, the surviving fighters will be able to live out their days back in Africa after a pension U-turn by Paris. Also
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