The war of memory
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We look at how the Algerian press is dealing with the issue of how to commemorate the anniversary of its war of independence, and what is to be done with Gaddafi's former intelligence minister.
The Algerian paper Liberté has got hold of a poll showing only 57% of the French think the independence of Algeria was a good thing - proof for them that the French are still hanging on to a colonialist mentality.
L'Quotidien d'Oran says France is using its greater media power to write its own story of the war - including myths about how Algerians really felt - while El Watan argues it's time for Algeria to admit its national heroes committed atrocities as well.
In other news, the Guardian examines the competing bids to try Abdullah al-Senoussi; and the New York Times asks if Joachim Gauck can make Germany likeable again.
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