Report: Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid

Africa 05/07/19, 03:48

Ethiopian garment factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says.The report by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights comes as Ethiopia, one of Africa's fastest-growing economies, pursues a bold economic experiment by inviting the ...

Ivanka Trump promotes women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

Politics 04/14/19, 14:05

Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It was her first stop in Africa ...

Memorial marks 1 month since Ethiopian Airlines crash

Africa 04/10/19, 11:14

A somber memorial has marked one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed.Wednesday's event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi. All 157 ...

Update: Ethiopian families saddened by air crash report

Africa 04/04/19, 11:46

The Latest on the reactions to the preliminary report issued by the Ethiopian government on the March 10 crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff which killed all 157 people on board. (all times local):7:45 p.m.A sister of one of the crash victims of ...

Preliminary report says Ethiopia crew followed Boeing rules

Africa 04/04/19, 03:36

The preliminary report of the data from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month states that the flight crew performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the jet.Ethiopia's Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges made the announcement at a press conference Thursday citing data from the doomed plane's ...

Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

Africa 03/26/19, 07:55

An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public later this week. The final report may take months to complete but a preliminary report may be released "anytime soon," said the spokesman for Ethiopia's transport ministry."A date has ...

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for crash victims

Africa 03/17/19, 06:12

Thousands mourned the Ethiopian plane crash victims on Sunday, accompanying 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag through the streets of the capital as some victims' relatives fainted and fell to the ground.The service came one day after officials began delivering bags of earth to family members of the ...

‘I am not planning to heal’: A crash leaves suspended grief

Africa 03/16/19, 04:59

The Rev. George Kageche Mukua was coming home. The Catholic priest had last seen his Kenyan family a year ago, when he boarded a plane for Europe.His return ended in a thunderous impact in a rural field as Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 faltered shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa and ...

Update: Ethiopian Airlines: Probe of recorders begins

Africa 03/15/19, 03:06

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):11:05 a.m.Ethiopian Airlines says the investigation in France has begun into the flight data and voice recorders of the plane that crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.Ethiopian relatives of crash victims mourn and grieve at the scene where the Ethiopian ...

Pilot quickly called in Ethiopia plane emergency: NYT report

Africa 03/15/19, 02:30

The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed requested permission "in a panicky voice" to return to the airport shortly after takeoff, The New York Times reports.Friday's report cites "a person who reviewed air traffic communications" from Sunday's flight saying controllers noticed the plane was moving up and down ...

Update: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

Business 03/12/19, 03:13

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):11:15 a.m.The Mideast budget airline FlyDubai says it will continue to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after reviewing a recent U.S. regulator statement about the aircraft.Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, ...

US joins Ethiopian-led investigation at plane crash site

Africa 03/12/19, 02:12

A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived in Ethiopia to join an investigation into Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people.As questions grow about the new Boeing plane involved in the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said late Monday it is at the crash site ...

Greek passenger stopped at gate from boarding doomed flight

Europe 03/11/19, 12:44

A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late."I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I ...

Update: Plane’s black box is found but is damaged

Africa 03/11/19, 05:40

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports that the black box has been found from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane. An airline official, however, tells The Associated Press that the box is partially damaged and that "we will see what we can retrieve ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

Africa 03/11/19, 04:56

Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

Africa 03/10/19, 18:12

Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX ...

Kenyan soccer official believed dead in Ethiopia plane crash

Soccer 03/10/19, 13:11

A prominent Kenyan soccer official is believed to be among 157 people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday.Hussein Swaleh, the former secretary general of the Kenyan soccer federation, was due to return home on the Ethiopian Airlines flight after working as the match commissioner in an African ...

Timeline of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

Africa 03/10/19, 13:09

The news of the plane crash in Ethiopia shattered more than two years of relative calm in Africa's skies. As millions on the continent headed to church on Sunday morning, an Ethiopian Airlines plane took off on a routine flight from Addis Ababa for Nairobi and quickly lost control. Six ...

No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash en route to Kenya

Africa 03/10/19, 09:24

A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard, authorities said. More than 30 nationalities were among the dead. It was not clear what caused the plane to go down in clear weather. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given ...

Update: Ethiopian Airlines shares image from crash

Africa 03/10/19, 06:53

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):2:45 p.m.Ethiopian Airlines has published a photo that appears to show its CEO standing amid the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.The airplane crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south ...

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