Ontroversy surrounding law on The positive role of the French presence overseas”

Can you give me more information on this French controversy? I can
not find any articles other than slight variations on this article:

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I would like to know things like:
How long has this law been in place and why?
Who are the key players in this situation?
Who wants a repeal of the law and who does not, and why?
What have been the consequences of the publicity surrounding this law?
IS Frances colonial presence in North Africa regarded positively by the French?
What has been the outcome?
Is there any other relevant information I should know?