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

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. “I love …

Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first black Cabinet minister, has exposed the nation’s ugly race problem

Source: mail.com One politician from a party that not long ago ruled in a coalition derided what he called Italy’s new “bonga bonga government.” On Wednesday, amid increasing revulsion over the reaction, the government authorized an investigation into neo-fascist websites whose members called Kyenge “Congolese monkey” and other epithets. Kyenge, 48, was born in Congo …