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Too much or not enough? French president acknowledges 1961 massacre of Algerians

The French president acknowledges the 1961 Paris roundup and massacre of scores of Algerians demonstrating for independence, but should François Hollande have served up a full-blown apology? François Picard’s panel looks at how a nation deals with a dark – some even say hidden - chapter in its past.

  • Nadir DENDOUNE, Journalist, Author of "War Journal of a Pacifist";
  • Olivier LAMBERT, Documentary filmmaker, "The Forgotten Night - October 17, 1961";  
  • Richard WAGMAN, Honorary Chairman, French-Jewish Peace Union:
  • Stephen CLARK, Author.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Shamira Muhammad, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tension - How far should freedom of speech be allowed to go?

US President Donald Trump has backtracked from statements he made when he denounced neo-Nazis and white supremacists as repugnant, blaming once again the racist protestors and...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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2017-08-10 North Korea

US-North Korea tensions: War of words escalates

There's considerable concern in many parts of the world as North Korea and the United States appear engaged in the highest-stakes game of chicken possible, one where the ultimate...

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