Sometimes it takes a little geopolitical competition to acknowledge the sins of the past.
For years, relations between the European Union and African countries ticked along more or less nicely.
Nobody was really happy with the “same old, same old” EU policies or European efforts to convince African governments to keep potential migrants at home.
But no one said so – until now.
As Black Lives Matter protests spread from America to Europe last summer, activists raged against modern-day discrimination and police violence against Europeans of colour.
They also spotlighted many countries’ brutal history of slavery and…