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, ...

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 ...

Kenyan families of Ethiopian crash victims to sue

Africa 04/03/19, 10:12

A U.S.-based attorney says eight Kenyan families of people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month will sue Boeing, the manufacturer of the plane, and the airline for compensation.Carlos A. Velasquez said Wednesday in a press conference in Nairobi that it's early to tell "who did what and ...

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

Africa 03/29/19, 12:16

An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.The U.N. refugee agency document obtained by The Associated Press says it "appreciates" Kenya's suggestion, made on ...

Update: Ethiopian airline defends pilots’ training

Africa 03/21/19, 11:17

The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):7:15 p.m.Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers.FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file ...

Ethiopian plane crash victims from Kenya seek compensation

Africa 03/21/19, 10:52

The families of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian plane crash are asking their government for legal assistance in pursuing compensation.In an emotional gathering Thursday in the capital of Nairobi, the victims' relatives asked for lawyers to help them pursue their case. One of them, Erick Mwangi, spoke of what could ...

French president Macron pledges economic growth with Kenya

Europe 03/13/19, 11:46

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged greater partnerships with Kenya in economic development and efforts to improve the environment and to battle regional extremist violence.At the start of his two-day visit to Kenya, Macron met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and launched a new car model assembled at a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

Africa 03/06/19, 06:51

Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Kenya's military took over screening and security services at the airport following the strike.Stranded ...

High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

Africa 02/06/19, 04:39

I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence.James Gatdet Dak, one of the highest-profile ...

Explosion near cinema hits weeks after deadly Kenya attack

Africa 01/26/19, 14:28

An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of Kenya's capital Saturday and injured two people, police said.One of those injured in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher who received a small piece of luggage from an individual who later fled. The other was ...

Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack

U.S. 01/24/19, 19:15

Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex.The Houston Chronicle reports the 40-year-old was remembered as a compassionate person who was close to his family ...

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

Africa 01/22/19, 10:16

Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week. Then a gunman opened the door of ...

In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

Africa 01/19/19, 11:41

Trapped in a Kenyan hotel under attack by extremists, June Chepkemei said she made peace with the fact that she might die.Chepkemei, a communications specialist, was attending a workshop at the dusitD2 hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday when she heard a loud boom and gunfire. She told the Saturday Nation ...

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