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French president says no apology for colonization of Algeria

Algeria asked France to apologize for its actions during the more than 100 years of occupation.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) poses with French historian Benjamin Stora for the delivery of a report on the colonisation and the Algerian War at the Elysee Palace in Paris on January 20, 2021. - Stora on January 20, 2021, proposed to the French president to create a in France "Memory and Truth" commission, in charge of proposing "common initiatives between France and Algeria on issues of memory" in order to reconcile the two countries. (Photo by CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTIAN H

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not apologize for France’s colonization of Algeria on Wednesday. It is not the first time Macron, heavily active on the world stage, has made controversial comments related to North Africa.

Macron said there would be “no repentance nor apologies,” the French news service Agence France-Presse reported on Wednesday.

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