Thousands rally to remember those killed by French forces in 1945 as government demands Paris apologise for "crimes against humanity" during colonial era.
Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite across the country. The UN said it is "very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation" during the protests.
Algeria is facing political and economic crises, with the coronavirus pandemic adding to the woes of an oil-dependent economy.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces a government reshuffle and orders the release of 60 detainees of a protest movement that forced his predecessor from power.
Algerians finish voting in a referendum on a new constitution, but the turnout of mere 23.7 percent suggests little enthusiasm for changes intended by the government to end political unrest.
While many have expressed apathy over Sunday's vote, government spokesman Ammar Belhimer has predicted that people will "flock" to the polls "to lay a new stone in the process of nation-building and check the manoeuvres of Algeria's enemies".
Both Algeria and Turkey are keen to build a relationship that is mutually beneficial- but challenges remain.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has repeatedly pledged to introduce political and economic reforms and to meet demands raised in demonstrations that toppled the country's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019.
The memorial initiative comes at a time when rapprochement between the two countries has started to take shape. However, France is yet to formally apologise for its brutal colonial past.
The UN Support Mission in Libya has said there might be "possible ways to resume the political talks."
A global reexamination of the legacy of colonialism has been unleashed by the May killing of unarmed African American George Floyd by a white police officer, which sparked mass protests around the world.
Several thousand demonstrate to mark first anniversary of protests that ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, demanding removal of his allies who're are still in power.
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