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.
French authorities are to send all the bodies of those killed in the crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017 to France. The French presidency has declared three days of national mourning for those killed in the crash.
Bad weather has been cited as a likely cause of the crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017, which killed at least 116 people. French troops have secured one of the plane's black boxes, to be examined by investigators.
French President Francois Hollande has said that nobody survived the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. He said rescue staff had recovered one of the plane's 'black box' flight recorders.
UN experts have found the second black box of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali, killing 118 people, nearly half of whom were French. Three days of national mourning have been declared in France.
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