A wave of independence swept across Africa sixty years ago. This week it’s been the turn of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to mark their independence. But amid the celebrations there is also time to reflect, regret even mourn what has taken place since gaining self-rule. Somalia, for instance, has seen the state split, a civil war, imposition of sharia law and a rise in piracy and Islamist terrorism.
Victims of terrorism and those who fell while fighting against it have been remembered in the UK and France. 13 soldiers died in Mali during an operation targeting jihadis. Emmanuel Macron said their sacrifice was "for the freedom of the world".It comes as vigils have been held in the UK for the two people killed in Friday's London Bridge attack. Families are battling to ensure their memories and beliefs aren't used for political point-scoring.