OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The passenger list of a missing Air Algerie flight included 50 French citizens, the airline's representative in Burkina Faso told a news conference in Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said the Air Algerie flight that was en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers had asked to change route at 0138 GMT because of a storm in the area.
More than 2,000 Ghanaians took to the streets of the capital Accra on Thursday as part of planned nationwide protests against what they say is the government's mishandling of the economy. The demonstration was organised by the biggest labour union – the Trades Union Congress (TUC) – and was the first nationwide protest since President John Dramani Mahama took office in January last year. The president is under pressure to turn around the economy of the oil, cocoa and gold-producing nation, once regarded as one of Africa's hottest frontier markets but now saddled with high inflation and a stubbornly wide government deficit. "Fatal error, (President John) Mahama's government must reboot now", read one placard held up by a demonstrator.