Jacques Massu

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French president Charles de Gaulle (centre)  in Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (modern-day Republic of the Congo) in 1958.

France’s Fifth Republic was born 60 years ago on Tuesday, when General Charles de Gaulle published a new constitution. It was the beginning of French (...)

 French general Paul Aussaresse

Gen Paul Aussaresses, who has died aged 95, stunned France in 2000 when he admitted coldbloodedly torturing and killing dozens of prisoners during his(...)