Friday, 25 July 2014

Air Algerie tragedy: flight AH 5017 debris found in Mali

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country bordering Mali, Niger, Ivory Coast and Ghana and Togo and Benin. It was under French colonial rule until 1960. The country's name means land of the upright men in the country's 2 most used languages Moore and Dioula.

Première Image du crache de l'Avion d'air Algérie au Mali

Only five  days after Malaysian flight MH17 crash, Algeria's national airlines Air Algerie crashed in Mali with 119 during terrible weather most likely high winds from the yearly sandstorm that occurs across Africa and Mediterranean sea during summer. reported missing over Mali after taking off from Ouagadougou Airport, the capital of Burkina Faso in West Africa. The overnight or red eye flight AH5017 was carrying 119 people onboard to Algeria's capital Algiers. Algeria shares the title alongside Sudan and D.R. Congo as one of the largest African country on the continent. Air traffic control said it also lost contact with flight AH5017 50 minutes after its take off from Oaugadougou. The airline was operating a co share flight with Swifair based in Spain. Initially the plane was reported as missing. Both countries are located in Sahara Desert home to one of the world's largest and also intense sandstorms in the world that whips its way from Northwest Africa from Morocco and Mauritania all the way to Sudan, Ethiopia and even carries sand to Sierra Leone and Guinea and as far way as Southern Italy. Burkina Faso is the homeland the late Revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara who promoted self sufficiency in economic and agriculture development in Burkina Faso before he was prematurely assassinated in 1984. Since than Burkina Faso has been part of the CFA and economically and socially locked indirectly to France via political and military influences. Algeria recently sent its national team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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As soon as Air Algerie's debris site was located in Tilemas, Mali, a French military detachment moved towards and have secured the debris site almost immediately remembering the fight over the lack of security at the debris sight of MH17. The black boxes have been found. The French military detachment was already stationed in Mali since the 2013 coup in Mali that sparked the Taureg Rebellion/Azwad MLN. France has sent several military detachments to Mali, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire and other Francophone countries to back up their political allies in office and secure other valuable natural resources. French President Francois Hollande and Algerian president have met with their respective ministers and are being updated on the situation.

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