French colonization of Algeria "brutal": Hollande

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President Francois Hollande acknowledged France's colonization of Algeria had been "brutal and unfair" but stopped short of making an apology.

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President Francois Hollande acknowledged on Thursday that France's colonization of Algeria had been "brutal and unfair" but stopped short of making an apology to the oil-rich North African state which Paris sees as a major trading partner, reports Reuters.