Why is Algeria angry at Emmanuel Macron? | Inside Story

France and Algeria have had a complicated relationship for decades.
Although French colonial rule ended in the 1960s - France has often been accused of interference in Algeria's affairs.
And President Emmanuel Macron's recent critical comments about Algeria's politics and history are threatening to make things worse.
The Algerian government responded to the latest remarks by recalling its ambassador to France and banning the French military from its airspace.
Algeria says Macron's comments are an 'inadmissible interference' in its internal affairs.
But what's behind this?
And what does it tell us about France's colonial past?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Bruno Tertrais - Deputy Director of Foundation for Strategic Research.

Youcef Bouandel - Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Qatar University.

Adama Gaye - Journalist and Author.

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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French: [emanɥɛl ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl fʁedeʁik makʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician who has been serving as the president of France since 14 May 2017. Born in Amiens, Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, later completing a master's degre... More