The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
An Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali has most likely crashed, according to officials. A search has been launched for the plane, which went missing on a flight from Burkina Faso across the Sahara to Algiers.
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.
Algeria's president has taken his oath of office for a fourth term. In power since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika officially received 81.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election.
Presidential polls have closed in Algeria, following clashes in at least one region. Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win a fourth term, in a poll with low turnout.
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