A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Today is Algeria's 50th Independence Day

On July 5, 1962, Algeria became independent of France after its eight year war of independence. They're celebrating their 50th anniversary today. Algeria's half century as a nation has often been turbulent, but its war against the colonial power remains one that many other countries saw as a model. A happy independence day to Algeria at 50.

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