Acknowledgments were given by Francois Hollande for the sufferings French colonialism had inflicted on the Algerian people, but no apologies were given.

The president of France was visiting the country for the first time in this post, to celebrate the country’s 50 years of independence.  His predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, visited the country in his time but also gave the same good and bad news

Before the visit, 10 Algerian political parties called on Mr Hollande "to rec...

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