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The German MEP leading the fight against racism in BrusselsExclusive: Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first MEP of African origin, talks of her ‘traumatising’ encounter with police and her struggle against discrimination in the EU Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first member of the European parliament of African origin, came to Brussels to...
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