Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region

At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country’s prime minister has said. Several more soldiers were injured fighting the fires, in the forested Kabylie region. Temperatures of up to 46C were forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Fires have caused devastation inContinue reading “Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region”

France denies covering-up nuclear tests near French Polynesia in Pacific

The French government on Friday denied any cover-up over radiation levels in the Pacific following its nuclear testing in the region, as state-backed discussions took place in Paris about the legacy of the explosions. A two-day meeting called by French President Emmanuel Macron began on Thursday following fresh allegations that the testing from 1966 to 1996 causedContinue reading “France denies covering-up nuclear tests near French Polynesia in Pacific”

Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter

French forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel during his country’s war for independence, President Emmanuel Macron admitted Tuesday, officially reappraising a death that was covered up as a suicide.  Macron made the admission “in the name of France” during a meeting with Boumendjel’s grandchildren. The move comes after Macron stoked outrage in JanuaryContinue reading “Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter”

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