An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.

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Source: BBC.co.uk Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged “illegal immigrants” to come to Italy. Ms Kyenge is an Italian citizen born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the latest in a series of rows over racism in Italy. . . .

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