Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “France’s Truth Commission to address colonial rule over Algeria” – below is their description.
France is setting up a Truth Commission to shed light on the impact of its colonial rule over Algeria. But President Macron is refusing to give an official apology for abuses committed during Algeria’s War of Independence between 1954 and 1962, one of the bloodiest conflicts during the time of decolonisation.
– Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.
In This Story: Algeria
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.
2 Recent Items: Algeria
Global warming: How to cool down big cities? • FRANCE 24 English
South Sudan former rebels attend first parliamentary session • FRANCE 24 English