French nuclear tests in Algeria: a poisoned legacy

The signing of the Évian Accords on March 18, 1962 paved the way for Algerian independence in July of the same year. But the agreements included a clause that allowed France to continue carrying out nuclear tests in the Algerian desert, causing widespread radioactive contamination of the soil and air. Sixty years later, the victims have not been properly compensated and the extent of the damage poorly assessed. Report by Karim Yahiaoui and Jennie Shin of FRANCE 24.

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