It's been days coming. Algeria's government kept quiet while its army took back the gas plant from jihadists. Dozens of foreign nationals died in the operation.
The Algerian prime minister has said that 37 foreign hostages were killed during the standoff with Islamist militants at a gas plant in In Amenas. He said at least one Canadian was among the hostage takers.
Recordings from a jet that crashed July 24 in Mali have proved unintelligible. The lack of black box data deprives investigators of clues as to what sent the plane into a plunge that killed all 116 people on board.
Earlier this year Algerians re-elected an allegedly repressive president in the name of security. DW talks to Algeria expert Mansouria Mokhefi about public sentiment in the wake of the murder of Herve Gourdel.
Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.
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