Indonesia offering to assist Ethiopia’s investigation

World 03/10/19, 23:11

The head of Indonesia's national transport safety agency says it will offer to assist the Ethiopian investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane.The same model of plane, operated by Lion Air, crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 people on board. Like the Ethiopian Airlines ...

China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

U.S. 03/10/19, 22:57

China's civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia.The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9:00 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Monday and would last nine hours.It said the ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

World 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

World 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

World 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

World 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 ...

Egypt’s el- Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

World 02/10/19, 09:38

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.The Egyptian leader addressed the summit, saying he would focus on security on the African continent."Our work must continue to improve peace and security in Africa in a holistic and sustainable ...

African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

World 02/10/19, 09:36

A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday.The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, who championed pan-Africanism.Several African leaders at the ...

Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa,’ UN says

World 02/09/19, 14:11

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and "this can be a disaster for Africa" and beyond.Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body.He says Africa ...

Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises

World 12/22/18, 04:29

As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most reclusive leaders accepted a reformist's peace offer, bringing a two-decade conflict to a close. Not all was optimism on the continent. A historic ...

Ethiopia’s top Paralympian now living as refugee in Brazil

Sports 12/07/18, 11:06

Tamiru Kefeyalew's life changed for the worse when he won Ethiopia's only medal of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.For the last two years he has lived as a refugee in Brazil, first in a camp, then a church, then a shelter for the homeless. He now sleeps on a ...

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