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France rules out apology for Algeria colonial abuses

The office of the French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not repent or apologise for France s colonial past in Algeria. The comments come before the publication later today of a report he commissioned into how France is facing up to the legacy of that period. Mr Macron s office says he will seek to promote reconciliation through a number of symbolic acts. He s said in the past that France had committed crimes against humanity in Algeria, and spoken of the need for truth and reconciliation. France s colonial rule of Algeria began in 1830 and lasted to 1962, when it gained independence after an eight- year armed struggle. Thousands of French and hundreds of thousands of Algerians died. BBC


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