France and Algeria sign an agreement that could lead to French nuclear power technology being employed in Algerian reactors.
- BBC News
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- Hundreds of people protest in Cannes over "Hors-la-loi", a Rachid Bouchareb directed film about Algeria's struggle for independence against France.
- A Frenchman and his Algerian driver are kidnapped by armed men in Niger.
- Algerian ra music star Cheb Mami is jailed for five years in France for trying to force his former partner to have an abortion.
- France will compensate victims of nuclear testing in Algeria and French Polynesia.