France’s Macron refuses to apologize for Algeria colonial abuses, rapes and killings

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French President Emmanuel Macron has no intention of issuing an official apology for France’s exploitation and bloodshed in Algeria, the president’s office said Wednesday, ahead of the publication of a major report on how the country is dealing with its colonial past in the North African country.

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There will “no repentance nor apologies” for the occupation of Algeria or the bloody eight-year war that ended 132 years of French rule, Macron’s office said, adding that the French leader would instead undertake a number of “symbolic acts” aimed at promoting reconciliation.

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