Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Europe 10/11/19, 05:29

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The ...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Europe 06/16/19, 15:36

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the industry-wide Paris ...

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max crash

Business 05/29/19, 14:57

Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be overwhelmed in a crisis and that one of their planes could ...

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max’s return

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:28

After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again.Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to reviewing changes ...

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

Business 05/16/19, 16:47

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky.Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under different circumstances, and ...

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 ...

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

U.S. 05/05/19, 18:49

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed.The feature was ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission called "repeated breach of minimum broadcasting ...

New Ethiopian consulate in St. Paul seeks to build trust

Africa 04/27/19, 00:06

From third-floor offices at the Court International Building along University Avenue in St. Paul, Ewnetu Bilata Debela helps serve "Ethiopians in diaspora" — families displaced by decades of border wars and government crack-downs on political dissidents, including many young people.Debela assumed the position of consul general of the Federal and ...

Mo Farah accused of another assault in Ethiopia

Africa 04/25/19, 08:46

A gym employee at a hotel in Ethiopia accused Mo Farah of grabbing him by the neck and shoving him, a second allegation of assault that emerged Thursday following an extraordinary public feud between the four-time Olympic champion and retired distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie.Chala Diriba, a gym instructor who works ...

Mo Farah’s hotel room robbed at training camp

Africa 04/24/19, 09:36

When Mo Farah entered his hotel room on his 36th birthday last month in Ethiopia, he quickly noticed he had been robbed.A locked case had been opened. Two phones were taken. A watch given to him by his wife was gone. So, too, was his cash.The four-time Olympic champion said ...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

World 04/23/19, 22:43

Asian and African leaders plan to press Beijing at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure.That may bring a note of conflict into the official celebration of President Xi Jinping's signature foreign ...

Ethiopia crash victims’ relatives mark 40 days of mourning

Africa 04/18/19, 11:06

Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.Families held victims' photos or flags representing their 35 nationalities. Many wore black. The March 10 crash occurred shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa ...

Ivanka Trump eyes laws, conditions that deter African women

Politics 04/15/19, 12:33

Ivanka Trump is putting the spotlight on laws and conditions that deter African women. The president's daughter and senior adviser is in Africa to promote a White House global women's project. She spoke out during a policy discussion with Ethiopia's president about road blocks women face, after signing a joint statement ...

Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Politics 04/15/19, 01:48

During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month. The president's daughter and senior adviser visited Holy Trinity Cathedral Monday, where she met with religious leaders and laid a wreath to mourn the dead. Ivanka shared on Twitter: Today, ...

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 ...

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