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2 hrs ago | CNews

No survivors in Air Algerie crash: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech following a meeting with government members at the Elysee Palace in Paris July 24, 2014, after Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande, World News, Africa, North America, Canada,

6 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

2014 could be worst year for plane crash deaths in almost a decade

The crash of an Algerian passenger plane is the third fatal airline incident in a week, meaning 2014 could be the worst year for aircrash deaths in almost a decade.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, World News, Africa, Malaysia, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali

Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Blaise Compaore, Middle East, Lebanon, Air Accidents

Malaysia Chronicle

BLACKEST week ever for air travel with 3 deadly disasters

Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 with more than 110 people on board went missing over Mali early today and has probably crashed, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mali, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft, Malaysia,

Burkina Faso: Journalists Strike to Demand End to Intimidation and Better Working Conditions

Journalists working for the state-owned media who are members of the Independent Union of Information and cultural workers on July 16, 2014, embarked on a 24 hour strike in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso to demand better living and working conditions.


Related Topix: Africa, World News


Air Algerie says plane likely crashed in Mali

An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali, the flight operator said.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mali, US Military, US Air Force


Air Algerie plane disappears from radar on flight from Burkina Faso to Algeriaa s capital

A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Air Algerie loses contact with plane over Africa

Air Algerie has said it has lost contact with one of its planes after take-off from Burkina Faso en route to Algiers.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

The Age

Contact lost with Algerian jet over Africa

The national carrier of Algeria says it has lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso bound for Algiers.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Wed Jul 16, 2014


.com | Four dead in Burkina Faso explosion

Zimbabwean prostitutes are reportedly collecting sperm from their clients to export to SA where there is "high demand" by sangomas who use it in their traditional rituals.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Explosion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Times

Algeria seeks meeting on Mali crisis next week: minister

OUAGADOUGOU: Algeria has proposed a regional meeting next week to tackle conflict in Mali after talks with Burkina Faso's leader, who has been mediating in the troubled west African state.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mali, Blaise Compaore

Fri Jul 04, 2014

At 82, Leo 'Bud' Welch is both a true bluesman and a star on the rise: Day one at the Waterfront Blues Festival 2014

Jul 3, 2014 - 82-year-old Leo "Bud" Welch performs on day one of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off, Thu, Jul 3, 2014, as dozens of acts will come together at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival over the 4th of July weekend, from local favorites to long-lived icons.


Related Topix: Oregon, Blues, Africa, World News

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Burkina Faso's French knicker-makers

Burkinabe tailor Oscar Dao raises the presser foot of his sewing machine, severs the white thread and carefully slides out a pair of dainty, pink lady's underpants.


Related Topix: World News, Burkina Faso Travel, Africa, Africa Travel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Travel

Mon Jun 30, 2014


U.N. peacekeeper killed, six others injured in Mali blast

At least one United Nations peacekeeper was killed and six others injured in Mali on Monday when their vehicle struck a land mine in the north of the country, a U.N. spokesman said.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Explosion, Blaise Compaore

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Northumberland Today

Support for disabled women in the heart of West Africa

Laura Stafford, from Lesbury, recently came back from Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, where she spent 11 weeks working with disabled women through International Service.


Related Topix: Africa