FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Algeria marks 60 years since end of French colonial rule • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
As Algeria marks 60 years of independence from France we take a closer look at the deep diplomatic and social tensions that exist between the two countries. From the enduring pain over atrocities commited during colonial rule to calls for reform from within Algeria, the country has had a bumpy six decades and yet July 5, the official date of Independence still sparks a deep, if complex, sense of pride for many Algerians.
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Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest by area in the African Union and the Arab world. With an estimated population of over 44 million, it is the eighth-most populous country in Africa.
Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the southeast by Niger, to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Saharan territory, to the west by Morocco, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. This arid geography makes the country very vulnerable to climate change.
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