Today, Tuesday 05 July 2022, Algeria celebrates its 60 years of independence. After 132 years of French colonization and at the end of nearly eight years of war with the invaders, the Algerian people succeeded in freeing themselves from the colonial yoke and thus became the first African country to stand up to the Hexagon through arms.
An imposing military parade is taking place in Algiers today, a first for 33 years. The country of Abdelmadjid Tebboune indeed commemorates the 60 years of sovereignty, sovereignty acquired at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands of Algerians, after 132 years of foreign domination. Thus, since June 14, 1830, the colonization of Algeria by France began with the landing of French forces on the coast of Sidi Fredj. It took more than a century for the country to free itself from the yoke of the French. 132 years of deadly and traumatic struggle where memories also clash.
Proclaimed on July 05, 1962, that is to say 60 years today, Algeria is still trying to reconcile with itself. The wounds of the past are still alive, and the relations between France and Algiers are questioned. However, French President Emmanuel Macron calls for the “strengthening of already strong ties” between Algeria and France. He thus displays “his commitment to pursue his approach to recognizing the truth and reconciling the memories of the Algerian and French peoples,” according to the press release from the Élysée Palace.
Host country in terms of struggle against the colonizer in the 1900s, Algeria remains a reference for French-speaking Africa. A strong delegation of heads of state is going to Algiers today to celebrate with the country of the ” black feet “. Kaïs Saïed, President of the Republic of Tunisia, is the sole representative of the Maghreb, East Africa is represented by the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sahle Work Zewdie, West Africa by the President of Niger Mohamed Bazoum, and Central Africa by the Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Moreover, this 60th anniversary is one of the most important celebrations. It aims to reconcile differences within the population. This, especially because of the Hirak, the movement that caused the fall of President Bouteflika. Abdelmadjid Tebboune organized an unprecedented military parade of 6 km under high surveillance this July 5, 2022 on the National Road 11, from the Grand Mosque Djamaâ El Djazaïr to the city Mokhtar-Zerhouni.